Barbara L Albrecht

June 7, 1959November 21, 2012
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Barbara Albrecht of Monroe, CT and Greenwood, SC entered into eternal life on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the age of 53. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to John and Helma Wilke on June 7, 1959. Barbara was a loving mother to her sons Erik and Alexander and a wife to Robert for 25 years. She is survived by her sisters Kathy Warren and Karin Evans, both of whom she dearly loved. Additional loved ones include her Uncle George Wilke and his wife Marie; Aunt Linda and her husband Chris Wright; brother-in- law Morgan Evans; and cousins Bob Wilke, Christian Wright, Alison Veliky and her husband George, and nephew Thomas Evans. Barbara was a graduate of Bergen Community College of New Jersey, and later attended Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT where she earned an Associate’s Degree in the Sciences. There she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society for Academic Excellence. Barbara loved life, had a beautiful smile, was quick to laugh and enjoyed the company of family and friends. She deeply appreciated the beauty of nature and was a strong advocate for her beloved members of the animal kingdom. She was an outdoor and sports enthusiast who enjoyed hiking biking, tennis, kayaking and cross country skiing. Barbara was an accomplished cook who enjoyed preparing fine cuisine, and attended classes at the Culinary Institute of America. Barbara was an accomplished artist and painter who excelled in hand painted furniture, wall murals and decorative home accessories, many of which can be found today in Fairfield County homes. Barbara’s career spanned a variety of industries. She was an executive assistant to a Senior Partner at Fried, Frank Shriver, and Jacobson of New York, a major merger and acquisition firm in the mid 1980’s; was a General Manager of Erial International, a northeast regional bottler of mineral waters; and had worked at Med 3000 in Shelton, CT, a provider of healthcare management services. Barbara also created Embellished Woods, a furniture restoration business and Crepe Luise, a custom baked goods business serving specialty coffee shops. Barbara was a loving and giving individual who supported many local charities. She will be forever missed by her family, friends, and all those who knew her. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for contributions to be made in her name to the Audubon Center – Bent of the River located at 185 East Flat Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488. Friends and Family may call on Wednesday, November 28, from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. A funeral service will be held, Thursday, November 29, at Good Sheperd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street, Monroe. Interment will be private. For online condolences please visit



  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2012


  • Interment

Barbara L Albrecht

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Kathleen Filandro

November 20, 2013

To Rob, your sons and all of Barbara's family - I googled her name today and am stunned - I am very sorry to learn of this a year later - we were very close friends at one time but I am such a loner I let go of my friend along the way. Lost my brother this year and now I read this. Thinking of all of you with memories of the Hillsboro house, the births of Eric and Alex and barbecues at John's house (the Dallas ranch). So sorry.

Lauren Brehm

December 5, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What beautiful pictures and memories.

Harmony, NJ

Kathryn Warren

December 4, 2012

Barbara, my lovely sister. Every time I read "British Country Living" or "Victoria", I'll think of you. Or travel, or create, or cook, or walk. I am sorry that you are no longer here with us. Please watch over us.

December 3, 2012

For Rob, Erik, Alex, the Wilke family, and all others who loved Barbara and were loved by her, our hearts are broken for you and for her. As you combat your profound grief that she was here but a short time, we hope you are comforted by the beautiful memories of her amazing life and accomplishments as she juggled the many roles she took on: wife, mother, daughter, sister, student, artist, community advocate, avid athlete, and passionate curator of so many things so pure and so beautiful in her home and other surroundings. We pray too that she was fully aware of how much she had accomplished, and how loved and admired she was by so many.

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for this huge loss, Bob and Liz Weinmann

Morgan Evans

December 3, 2012

'A light who touched so many
A flower enjoyed by too few
Misgivings there aren't any
Barbara we'll always love you."

Morgan Evans

Betsy and Michael Black

December 1, 2012

May the goodness of her spirit always remain with you in your hearts.

Kelly Plante

December 1, 2012

Dear albrect family
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Eric and alex your mother adored you both
My prayers are with you all

Jacqueline Rybacki

November 30, 2012

Sending love and prayers to the Wilke family. May you receive the strength and love from all your loved ones as you remember the joy and beauty that the soul of your daughter is.

November 30, 2012

Dear Rob & Family,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Sherry Rosenberg Zaret Queens, NY

November 29, 2012

Barbara was a beautiful, kind-hearted woman with an infectious smile and laugh. She will be missed by many.