Obituary, Harriet Helena Barney


Southbury – Harriet Helena Barney, 100, a former resident of Millerton, NY and Darien, CT died peacefully at the Lutheran Home of Southbury in Southbury, CT on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Mrs. Barney was a homemaker in Darien, CT from 1941 through 1987.

Born August 1, 1914 in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis Collins and Lulu Pfeiffer. She was a graduate of Buffalo, NY area schools and a received her registered nursing degree from the Stamford Hospital School of Nursing. She married Frederick Spencer Barney in Stamford, CT. Mr. Barney died on May 13, 2001.

Mrs. Barney enjoyed summering at Lake Waramaug in CT when her children were young and was a summer resident at Indian Lake in Millerton from 1956 until 1987 when she became a fulltime resident and a member of the Millerton community. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader in Darien for many years and a Lay Minister in the Methodist Church in Stamford, CT as well as a member of the Millerton Grange and Millerton Methodist Church for many years.

Mrs. Barney is survived by her two sons, Carl and his wife Anita Barney of Southbury, CT and Alan and his wife Carol Barney of Bethel, CT; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by a son David G. Barney on January 17, 2012.

Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 4-7 pm at 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. Funeral services will take place at 7 pm following calling hours. Pastor J.D. Fritz will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring at Irondale Cemetery, Millerton, NY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home of Southbury, Employee’s Assoc. 990 N. Main St. Southbury, CT 06488.

Author: Harlem Valley News