Barbara Janette Barbone

April 25, 1928 ~ October 14, 2021 (age 93)


Barbara Barbone, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Arnott) Mackin, passed away at home at the age of 93. As a child of the depression, she moved from Pawcatuck to Glasgo, CT to live on the family farm where she began her love of jelly donuts. She spoke often of the fun times and lessons learned at the one room school house. Returning to Pawcatuck, she graduated from Stonington High School as a member of The National Honor Society. Her passion for education led her to UCONN where she joined Kappa, Kappa Gamma Sorority and completed her bachelor’s in teaching at Central CT Teachers College in 1950.

Baba taught her whole life, retiring from West Broad Street School as a kindergarten teacher. She was predeceased by the love of her life Anthony Thomas Barbone, Jr. She is survived by three children Tom (Jessie) Barbone of Franklin, Faye (Philip) Overton of Westerly, and Peter (Karen) Barbone of Canterbury and three grandchildren Thomas (Ashley) Barbone of Norwich, Kelli Barbone of NH, and Kristina Barbone of Quincy, MA. She is predeceased by her grandson Erik Overton.

Baba enjoyed family, friends, a good book and her beloved cats. Her door was always open to accept visitors. She never turned down a trip to DQ or Buttonwoods for ice cream. She enjoyed sitting in the sun watching the birds, her gardens and wildlife.

A life well lived with many lessons taught to family, friends and students. Just remember when we meet again to bring the sweets, she will have the coffee waiting, and her lipstick on.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, October 30 from 12:00pm (noon) to 3:00pm at The Calabrese Club, 28 Pleasant St., Westerly.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St. Westerly, RI 02891 or Best Friends Animal Society at

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Celebration of Life
October 30, 2021

12:00 PM
The Calabrese Club (Westerly)

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