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Barbara (Noyes) Damauskas
COVENTRY, CT -- Barbara (Noyes) Damauskas, 91, of Coventry, CT, beloved wife of the late Louis C. Damauskas, passed away on October 14, 2012. She was born in Rumford, daughter of the late Harold G. and Esther (Steere) Noyes. A graduate of Stephens High School and Farmington State Teachers College, she taught school for 40 years in Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, retiring after 24 years of Special Education in Manchester, CT schools.
She loved coming back to Maine in the summers to visit family, and she spent many years uncovering and organizing an extensive family genealogy. Knitting and crocheting were two of her favorite activities, and she crafted many items for family and charity over the years. She had the most incredible friend base in Coventry which enabled her to remain in her home, and we thank all of those lovely people for their devotion to her.
Barbara is survived by her step-children, Daniel C. Damkauskas of Huntington, MA, Robin J. Damkauskas of Rollinsford, NH and Karl J. Damkauskas of Easthampton, MA; her grandson, Nathan T. Pulver of Rollinsford, NH; sister-in-law, Anna Zinkivich of Chicopee, MA, and sister-in-law, Jean Noyes of Rangeley; her nephews, Howard G. Noyes of Byron, his children: Nathan, Megan, Isaac, Kaleb, Kendall and Shelton, and David A. Noyes and wife, Suzanne of Byron, and their children Breana, Dalton, Lexi and Gracie; her nieces, Betsy Noyes Smith of Ormond Beach, FL and her son, Jeremy Smith of Readfield), and Rebecca Noyes Hastings of Norway, her husband, Stephen, and their children, Heather and Charles; and her very special "son," Ricky Downes Sr.
She was predeceased by her husband; parents; brothers, Shelton C. Noyes and Robert B. Noyes; and stepson, Louis C. Damauskas of Westfield, MA.