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Barbara Alexander

August 24, 1956 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 61)
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A candle was lit by 🌸 on November 1, 2017 5:12 PM
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A candle was lit by ❤️ on October 9, 2017 8:56 AM
Message from Terry and Susie Morse and family
October 8, 2017 8:53 PM

To all of Barbara's loved ones, to "Willow" and to our dearest Regan ...
Terry and I feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to get to know Barbara as we are a close neighbor of Regan's in Bennington. I miss Willow sneaking onto our deck and I miss our conversations with Barbara as she came to tell Willow it was time to go home. Terry and I feel so thankful we were close by to help in time of need. We too will hold Barbara close in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
~ Terry and Susie Morse, Bennington, Vt.

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A candle was lit by Lucas Gorham on October 6, 2017 3:46 AM
Message from Lucas Gorham
October 6, 2017 3:37 AM

I remember having Mrs. Alexander as a teacher. I had her in kindergarten and first grade. She was the best. I loved that she liked pigs. After all these years I still think about the time spent in here class room learning from her. She will always be very well remembered.
From a former Student of hers.
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A candle was lit by ❤️Ms.April on October 5, 2017 4:47 PM
Message from The Corfey Family
October 5, 2017 11:39 AM

I was so sad to hear today of Barbara's passing. She was beyond wonderful. Being new to this town many years ago she was a huge part in the support for both of my children at West Brookfield. We hired Mrs. A to tutor Olivia being new to town and needing help with her reading skills. She became one of the family. She tool Livie for an ice cream after studying and made learning fun for her. When years later Sydney needed help with her math she did the same for her. Always coming up with new and creative ways to make learning fun and to have them feel at ease with her. She was always bragging about her grandchildren and her family and was one of the most loving women I had even met. I am so sorry that I was unaware and not able to pay my respects in person. She truly is reflective in the success of both of our children as they have grown and we feel grateful for her presence in our lives. My heart goes out to all of you. ~Lynn Corfey
Message from Bruce LaRow
October 4, 2017 7:42 PM

I remember her well. Sad to see another Stowe Hollow-ite leaving us. Condolences to the family.
Message from The Horner family
October 3, 2017 7:31 PM

You are a wonderful inspiring women. May you be at peace. Thank you for everything you did in your lifetime for people with special needs. Your an angel. I know from up above you will still be watching over them. You'll be missed.
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A candle was lit by The Horner family on October 3, 2017 7:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Michael Couture on October 2, 2017 11:05 AM
Message from Clayton & Sheryl Wood and Family
October 2, 2017 10:59 AM

Dear Flo, Butch, and Jim along with the extended Alexander family,
Sher and I along with the rest of the family were saddened to hear about Barbie. It is hard to lose the ones we love, but we always keep them alive in a special place inside of us. Thoughts and prayers to all of you, and if you need anything just let us know.

Love you, Sher, Clayt and family
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A candle was lit by Nicole Frazier on October 1, 2017 9:33 PM
Message from Nicole Frazier
October 1, 2017 9:32 PM

My condolences to Heather and the rest of Ms. A’s family on the passing of Ms. A’. I can’t even imagine the loss and heartache you are feeling right now. She was a wonderful woman and I’m going to miss her terribly. I will always cherish my memories of her. she held a special place in my heart. ❤️
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A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on October 1, 2017

Love leaves memories. Till we see each other again. Heart to heart. Cindi & Pat

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A candle was lit by Cindi Giza-Croley on October 1, 2017 12:44 AM
Barb, knowing you for most of my life, I know of no one with more unconditional love. My heart will always hold you close. May God hold your loved ones in the palm of his hand, and may we one day, once again, share a hug and a laugh. This world is emptier without you, my friend. I'm jealous of the angels.. they must need a hero. Till we meet again.
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A candle was lit by Cindi (Giza) and Patrick Croley on October 1, 2017 12:31 AM
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A candle was lit by The Paradise Family - Julie, Mike, Val, and Annie on September 30, 2017 10:55 AM
Message from Bonnie Crevier
September 30, 2017 12:17 AM

What an amazing women. So glad to know Barbara. She shined with every student. Thank you for being you! You made a difference in our lives! Love and condolences to your family.
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A candle was lit by Bonnie Crevier on September 30, 2017 12:15 AM
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A candle was lit by Sheila Mandigo, Fortin on September 29, 2017 8:53 PM
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A candle was lit by Gail Giguere on September 29, 2017 5:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Chris Brothers❤️ on September 29, 2017 3:46 PM
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A candle was lit by Lisa Caron on September 29, 2017 10:46 AM
Message from Meghan Robidoux
September 29, 2017 7:03 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. Our family only knew her for a brief time while she helped us with tutoring. During that time it was quickly evident to us all how special she was. Barbara's kindness and humor filled our home whenever she was here. We all looked forward to her visits and considered her an instant friend. So sorry for this tremendous loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you .
Message from Christy Benoit-Toppin
September 29, 2017 6:35 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She was such a vibrant woman who always had a smile for everyone. Her enthusiasm to teach children was so real. She helped my 2 children in so many ways. They would not be who they are now, if it wasn't for her love of teaching. I will forever be grateful and she will forever be in our hearts.
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A candle was lit by Christy Benoit-Toppin on September 29, 2017 6:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Alison Henderson Graham on September 29, 2017 5:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Lynne Tkatz on September 29, 2017 12:35 AM
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A candle was lit by The Berthel Family on September 29, 2017 12:07 AM
Dear Mrs. Crawford, Heather & Tim, Tyler & Cody, Regan and family. We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Barbara. She was gracious and kind and had such a beautiful heart. She was always there for anyone who needed her. Barbara and I had a special ritual, and I think this verse captures it perfectly. "The wind begins to blow. Softly . Slowly. It kisses me gently on my cheek, "Come dance with me," it says. "We'll dance together with the leaves." And so I follow. We're twirling, swirling, whirling, swooping high and circling low. I dance with the leaves until they fall back down to earth. I fall back down too. And the wind gently kisses me goodbye. Rest easy my "breezy friend" until we meet again. May God Bless all of you, bring you comfort and beautiful memories to fill your heart with peace.
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A candle was lit by Lisa, Bob and Brandon Boucher4 on September 28, 2017 9:57 PM
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A candle was lit by Stacey Wynn on September 28, 2017 9:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Carol Wirf on September 28, 2017 8:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Mark Henderson on September 28, 2017 8:55 PM
Jini, the kids and I send our deepest condolences. Barb was an amazing person, and I count myself fortunate to have been able to know her. She had the warmest, kindest heart of anyone I've ever met.

Mark
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A candle was lit by Cindy Dolan on September 28, 2017 8:54 PM
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A candle was lit by April Demetrius❤️ on September 28, 2017 8:17 PM
Message from Stacey Bishop (Babcock)
September 28, 2017 7:14 PM

This was such a heartbreaking thing to hear. Mrs. A held a special place in my heart. She is one of the reasons why I became a teacher. This obituary def. Is her. Her laugh and smile lit up any room she was in. No matter what was going on in our life she knew what to say.
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A candle was lit by Stacey Bishop (Babcock) on September 28, 2017 7:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Deborah Haynes on September 28, 2017 6:53 PM
Barbie had a beautiful soul she touched many lives she loved many, and many loved her . we will all deeply miss her may God bless her family, her daughter her grandsons her mom her two brothers her sister-in-law's we all lost someone very very special yet we know that she is safe in the arms of her daddy who welcomed her to her everlasting resting place. Fly high with the angels and giggle a little to! 💞
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