Barbara Anne Pearl
March 28, 1934 – March 6, 2019
Barbara Anne Pearl, age 84, of East Hartford, Connecticut, passed away on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Barbara was born March 28, 1934, to Joseph and Stella Charbonneau in Killingly, Connecticut. She was the oldest of three daughters. Barbara loved music and enjoyed singing, playing guitar and harmonica. She was part of a craft circle with many friends and was very active with the Lady's Guild at Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Peace. As much as Barbara loved hobbies and activities, her main goal was to take care of others, caring for her mom since her father passed in 1971. She was always a wonderful mother to her children Kevin and Karen. She kept and nurtured her friendships with her coworkers from Aetna, where she retired after a full career.
Barbara is survived by her son Kevin and his wife Judy Pearl of Manchester, and her mother Stella Charbonneau of East Hartford, her sister Joan Martin and her brother-in-law Peter Ambrose. She is also survived by her grandchildren Caitlin Roberts, Amy and Paul Dougan, Andrew, Alan, and Joseph Pearl, and her dear friend Mary Ann Kaminski. She will also be remembered by her extended family whom she loved very much. Barbara is predeceased by her father Joseph Charbonneau, her daughter Karen Lessard, her sister Geraldine Ambrose and her brother-in-law Marcel Martin.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 3PM-7PM at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home located at 318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Church, 370 May Rd., East Hartford, CT 06118. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NewkirkandWhitney.com for the Pearl family.
- Joseph Charbonneau, Father
- Stella Charbonneau, Mother
- Kevin and Judy Pearl, Son and his Wife
- Joan Martin, Sister
- Peter Ambrose, Brother-in-law
- Karen Lessard, Daughter
- Geraldine Ambrose, Sister
- Marcel Martin, Brother-in-law
Barbara Anne Pearl also leaves her grandchildren Caitlin Roberts, Amy and Paul Dougan, Andrew, Alan, and Joseph Pearl, and her dear friend Mary Ann Kaminski to cherish her memory.
She will also be remembered by her extended family whom she loved very much.
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Barbara Anne Pearl
March 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. My daughter Danielle and Caitlin were very good friends when they were younger. We would come over and Barbara would always be welcoming. I had plenty of nice conversations with her which would always include some laughter. Barbara was a wonderful Grandmother, kind person and had great humor. Prayers and thoughts to family and friends.
March 8, 2019
Is so sad to lose a friend....Barbara was gentle, thoughtful person... a songbird with a pretty voice ... She will be missed
March 8, 2019
Kevin, Judy, and Family,
Anita and I were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was always so supportive of our music over the years and always smiled when Kevin came into view. Her wonderful legacy will indeed be the number of loving family and musicians which were born out of that.
May our Lord have mercy on her soul and bring her to live always with him in paradise.
Wayne and Anita Sinclair