Virginia 'Ginny' Barrett, 97
LACONIA — Virginia "Ginny" Barrett 97, passed away Dec. 23, 2013, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, after a period of declining health.
Ginny was born March 15, 1916, in Chelsea, Mass., to Bessie W. (Roche) Pillsbury and Moses B. Pillsbury. Ginny was educated in Lynn, Mass., schools and graduated from Brighton High School. She was raised Episcopalian and lived in Laconia most of her life.
She was a LPN for many years, working at Children's Hospital in Boston, New London Hospital, Laconia State School, Lakes Region General Hospital, New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton and Tilton School.
In the past, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member and a director of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of N.H. and worked tirelessly, always showing her love and dedication for the nursing profession.
She had many interests, including studying astrology, Edgar Cayce, loved birds, her pets and enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia, her beloved Sutton, N.H., and Gloucester, Mass.
Ginny was dedicated to her four sons and was very proud of their achievements. A true friend to all with a giving heart that was unmatched. Ginny's spirit and her love for her fellow mankind will live on for eternity.
Ginny was predeceased by her son, Roger; grandson, Trevor; and her companion of 34 years, Herbert "Red" Hayner.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen Barrett and his companion, Judy Nolin, of Vermont, Ken Barrett and his wife, Gail, of Meredith and Ralph Barrett of Tilton. Also her daughters-in-law, Sharon Barrett, Ellen Barrett Little and Arlene Barrett. Also grandchildren, Tiffany Drouin, Michael and Christopher Barrett and Catherine O'Brien. She also leaves great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Lindsey, Nicholas, Leila, Jasper, Paris and
There will be no services per her wishes. Burial will take place at a later date in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Rockport, Mass.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.