Barbara C. Wadleigh, age 93 of Newtown, passed away in her home peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 18, 2019. Barbara was born October 28, 1925 in New Rochelle, New York. She was the daughter of the late William K. Conover and Madge Watson.
Barbara was Predeceased by her husband Edward C. Wadleigh and her son William M. Wadleigh. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Marion Wilkes of Southington, Susan Smith of Waterbury, Deborah Lyall of Naugatuck and Patricia Roka of Waterbury; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Barbara was a Girl Scout leader for many years in Newtown, was the owner of the Put-n-Take consignment shop in Sandy Hook, and later worked as a certified nursing assistant at Riverglen skilled nursing facility in Southbury.
Barbara is a long time resident of Newtown. She has resided at Nunnawauk Meadows in Newtown since 2001 and was the president of the residents association and founded the community garden and gazebo. Barbara has also been an active member of Alanon and PFLAG.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 24th. Calling hours will be from 1-2 pm and a memorial service will be held at 2 pm at Honan Funeral Home on 58 Main St. Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, family is requesting contributions in Barbara’s memory be made to Nunnawauk Meadows residents association in Newtown for beautification or to Stepping Stones 62 Oak Road Katonah, New York 10536.
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