Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Barbara I. May

January 15, 1938April 30, 2020

Barbara Irene (Glennon) May, 82, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Chestelm Healthcare, Moodus. She was born on January 15, 1938 in New Haven, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Casey) Glennon.

Barbara married Franklin D. May on September 17, 1955 in East Haven, CT. He predeceased her in 1978. She was employed at Kresge's in New Haven, Caldor in Old Saybrook, and for over 20 years, Chesebrough-Ponds in Clinton. Barbara graduated from St. Mary's High School, New Haven. She attended services at St. Mary's Church of the Visitation in Clinton.

Barbara's interests were largely centered around her family. She delighted in seeing her children and her grandchildren, and attended their educational, recreational and sporting activities. She celebrated each milestone her family achieved to the best of her ability. She was a loving and kind woman whose generosity knew no bounds.

Barbara is survived by her four children Brian (Donna) May, Suzanne May, Franklin (Patricia) May, and Daniel (Georgette) May, eight grandchildren, Brian (Jacqueline), Julia (Nicole), Jeffrey, Sean, Laura, Melissa, Emily, Timothy, and great-grandson Russell. She is predeceased by her sister Lorraine and brother Robert.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to home health aide Comfort Manu, and all the dedicated and compassionate caregivers at Chestelm Healthcare & Middlesex Hospice.

A Celebration of Barbara's life, and internment at St. Mary's cemetery, will be held at a later date. Please visit www.swanfh.com for tributes and updated service information.

Donations may be made to: - CT Special Olympics - Alzheimer's Association (Peacock Pride Team) - St. Jude's Hospital - The Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton


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Barbara I. May

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Mary Sanderlin

May 11, 2020

To the family of Barbara May,
Please accept my sincere condolences on Barbara's passing. I worked with Barbara at Unilever back in the late '80's & '90's. She was very welcoming and helpful and so very friendly to me when I started working there for which I was very grateful. Barbara was a serious person but once you knew her you could joke, share family type stories and she would speak lovingly of her family. I have wonderful and fond memories of her kindness and generosity. So very sorry for your loss, may your memories sustain you in the days and time ahead.
Very sincerely,
Mary Sanderlin

Stephanie Ames

May 7, 2020

I feel so sad to find that Mrs. May has passed. She was a sweet lady who always made me feel welcome in her home. We would share our fondness for Ann Rule books and commiserate over politics. She was a woman who worked hard doing hard work.

Rest in Peace Mrs. May.


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