Barbara E. Gordon
FARMINGTON –- Barbara E. Gordon, 78, of Fairbanks, formerly of Fayette, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2011, at Farmington Memorial Hospital, with family at her side.
She was born June 6, 1933, in Fayette, the daughter of Lawrence and Katherine (Kempton) Kent. She received her education in Connecticut and Fayette.
On February 11, 1952, she married Lyle (Pete) Gordon in Farmington. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, she was employed at Aramark at the University of Farmington, and at GH Bass from where she retired.
She is survived by her four sons, William (Bill) and companion, Peggy Smith of Wilton, Fred and Cynthia of Newport News, VA, Lyle, Jr.and companion, Jill Davis of Farmington, and Tom of Jay; three daughters,
Betty and her husband, Dara Maguire of Farmington, Theresa and her husband, Jon Karkos of Temple, and Patricia and her husband Ronald Stanley of Wilton; 15 grandchildren; Joshua and Jennifer Gordon, Michelle Welch, Jonathan Boutilier, Aisling and Eoghan Maguire, Scottie and Edward Swinton, Chris Gordon, Kim Pease, Katie Hodel, Justin Gordon, Kayla Karkos, Dylan Gordon; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle (Pete) Gordon on Oct. 2, 2006, and her sibling, Eugene F Kent on May 14, 2010.