Gloria Barrett

May 12, 1929September 11, 2013

Gloria N. Barrett, 84, lifelong resident of Brattleboro, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Pine Heights Nursing Center in Brattleboro, VT. She was born on May 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Sydney T. and Violetta (Macy) Nixon.

Gloria was educated in the Brattleboro school system, graduating from Brattleboro High School. She was employed as a Nurse’s Aide at Pine Heights Nursing home before her retirement. Gloria was very active within her community; she was a member of the UVM Extension Club, where she held many state office positions, a member of the Brattleboro Fire Dept. Auxiliary, a volunteer for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and a volunteer for The American Cancer Society. She was very artistic, and enjoyed rug braiding, cake decorating, making crafts, and painting. Gloria and her family spent summers at Spofford Lake; she loved to entertain and was a very gracious host to all her guest who would visit. She enjoyed keeping track of her many visitors by having them sign a guest book. She loved the outdoors and nature, up until 4 yrs. ago Gloria was still walking and hiking 5 miles daily. She love to travel and explore new places, her last trip was to Greece and Turkey with her granddaughter Sydney.

In addition to her parents, Gloria is predeceased by her husband John Barrett in 1993 and a sister Sydney Jean.

She is survived by three sons, James Barrett and his wife Allison of Hinsdale, NH, Stephen Barrett and his wife Helayne of Brattleboro, and William Barrett and his wife Terri also of Brattleboro; two daughters, Karen Barrett and her partner John Highter of Brattleboro, and Jean Bristol and her husband Gordon of Williamsville, VT; a brother, Bernard Nixon and is wife Ellie of Hinsdale, NH; four sisters, Phyllis Gorton and her husband Everett of TX, Joyce Larson of CO, Claire Tyminski and her husband Thomas of NH, and Maria Tarbox and her husband David also of MA; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Sydney, Ian, Will, Chelsea, Katie, Jen, J.J., Heather and Allison; six great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2PM to 4PM at Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home, 57 High St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10AM at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 47 Walnut St, Brattleboro, VT. Urn burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Please consider donations to Living Memorial Park Snow Sports, Inc., P.O. Box 1945, Brattleboro, VT 05301.


  • Calling Hours Sunday, September 15, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 16, 2013

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September 16, 2013

Dear Barrett Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With deepest sympathy,
Rick & Ann Daniels

September 16, 2013

Steve, please know that our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your friends at Hoyle, Tanner & Associates.

September 16, 2013

Dear Barrett Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so sweet.

With deepest sympathy,
Terry & Peggy Manning

September 15, 2013

Dear Claire, Jean and families,

We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Barrett's passing. It's always so hard to lose a loved one. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With love,
Corinne and Charlie

September 14, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Barrett andNixon families. Dave and Janet Putnam

Carolyn Jerard

September 14, 2013

Claire, I'm so sorry. It must be hard to lose a sister. I hope your faith will comfort you.

Vivian Avery

September 13, 2013

Dear Claire,
I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

September 13, 2013

she is finally at peace,,,, my condolences

John & Ruth Morse

September 13, 2013

Our condolences. John & Ruthie

Mike Grimes

September 13, 2013

I'll always remember Gloria for being so kind and generous while visiting at the lake. She was a wonderful woman..