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Dorothy Q. Barnes

Norwich, Vt. — Dorothy Q. Barnes, 97, of Norwich, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the Brookside Nursing Home of White River Junction, Vt. She was born in East Hampton, Mass., on Dec. 7, 1915, daughter of John Quitek and Catherine Manix Quitek. Dorothy lived in Hamden, Conn., for 60 years, then in Homestead, Fla., for 11 years, Storrs, Conn. for six years, before moving to Norwich in 1994.

Dorothy was primarily a homemaker but worked for a time for the Mt. Carmel, Ct., School. She was a volunteer for the New Haven, Conn., Red Cross for 24 years. She greatly enjoyed golfing and was a club champion for six years at the Laurel View Country Club in Hamden. One golfing highlight was her hole-in-one on another Connecticut course on May 8, 1990.

She is survived by her son, John R. Barnes and his wife, Shirley Barnes of Otisfield, Maine; a son-in-law, George Clark of Norwich; grandchildren, Steven Barnes and his wife, Diane of Boylston, Mass., Lori Barnes Grippo and her husband, Carmine of Burnt Hills, N.Y., and Kevin Clark of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Brittany Grippo of Burnt Hills; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Rexford D. Barnes; by her daughter, Nancy Barnes Clark; and by three sisters, Helen Meszaros, Mae Denison, and Catherine Cummings.

At Dorothy’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A gathering of family and close friends is planned at a later time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Brookside Nursing Home Activities Department., 1200 Christian Street, White River Junction, VT 05001, or the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.

The Knight Funeral Home of White River Junction, VT, is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to Dorothy’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.