Barbara (James) McSweeney, of Willimantic, died Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012. She was born July 3, 1919 in Willimantic (Windham, CT) the daughter of the late Robert F. and Grace (Paton) James.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Earl W. McSweeney and a daughter Kathleen Ann.
She is survived by daughter Mary E. Haddad and her husband Edward A. of Orlando, FL, son Robert E. McSweeney and his wife Nancy of Kansas City, MO, daughter Lauren R. Labreche and her husband Dustan of Shrewsbury, MA, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters, Olive Lehmus of Coventry, CT, Mildred Larkins of Mansfield, CT and a sister-in-law Martha McSweeney of Willimantic, CT.
As a member of the large James family, she leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families from all over the United States.
Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and previously had been a 75-year member of the First Baptist Church of Willimantic.
Barbara was employed for 57 years as a bookkeeper at the former Hurley’s Clothing Stores in Willimantic.
Over the years she was involved in many charitable and civic organizations.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, Oct. 15 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. (Route 195) Willimantic.
Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. with interment following in New Willimantic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Mansfield, 945 Storrs Rd., Storrs, CT 06268 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Posted October 9, 2012
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