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Marion Barnes

September 4, 1923 — November 21, 2022


Marion Barnes

Marion (Aldrich) Barnes, 99, of Southington and former resident of Harwich, MA passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022. Born September 4, 1923, in Tariffville, CT to the late Louis and Fannie (Winter) Aldrich. She attended Simsbury High School, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tariffville, South Congregational Church in Granby and First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. She worked at Veeder-Root in Hartford where she met and soon after married Henry W. Barnes in 1944. Marion was a full-time homemaker enjoying her life as a wife, mom, aunt and grandmother. She was creative and inquisitive about everything in life. Her kindness and caring were apparent, and she was often referred to as a “lovely” woman. She had many diverse interests including music, dancing, writing poetry, playing games and sports, walking, gardening, cooking, fishing, swimming and boating, hooking rugs, counted cross stitch, traveling and a deep affection and love for animals.

Marion is survived by a daughter, Karen B. Forster and her husband John of Southington, a son, Bruce A. Barnes of Yarmouth Port, MA and grandchildren, Justin Barnes, Kimberly Forster Thompson and family, and Daniel and Tina Forster and family. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Barnes in 2002 and her youngest son, Jeff in 1999.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11a.m. at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church Street, Plantsville, CT 06479. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, 133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich, MA 02645. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Plantsville Congregational Church

109 Church St, Southington, CT 06479

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