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Barbara J. (Duntz) McGhee

SALISBURY — Barbara J. (Duntz) McGhee, 87, passed away with family by her side on Oct. 23, 2021. She was the wife of the late Tilden Richard McGhee.

Barbara was born June 9, 1934, in Hudson, N.Y.,  daughter of the late Nina (Wyble) and Raymond Duntz.

Barbara worked for 38 years at Becton Dickinson in North Canaan, and at time of retirement she was the longest tenured employee at the company.

Barbara was happiest when she was spending time with and caring for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was very proud of her gardens and spent time sewing, knitting and even baking wedding cakes for family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her children, Debra Lavalette and her husband, James, Joann Garfield and her husband, Mike, Barbara McGhee, Pamela K.M. Carlson and Theodore R. McGhee and his wife, Kasey; her brother, Raymond Duntz; and her sisters, Nina Brammer and Leona Reid.

Barbara is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica, Koren, Anthony, Heather, Dylan, Kyle, Catherine and Richard; and her great-grandchildren, William, Alyssa, Addison, Brennden, Maddison, Gabriel, Kylee and Katee.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to either the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018; or the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 582, Salisbury, CT 06068.

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