Obituary: Elaine G. Barlow

Elaine G. Barlow, 87, of Keene NH passed away on Sunday February 3, 2013 .

She was born September 19, 1925 in Keene, daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Fosdick) Gray. She was a 1943 graduate of Keene High School and also attended Northfield Academy before starting Bates College in Maine.

Mrs. Barlow earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Bridgeport (CT).

Mrs. Barlow had lived in Fairfield CT from 1955 until 1971 when she returned to Keene.

She was a substitute teacher in the Fairfield Public Schools.

She was active in the Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in both Fairfield and Keene. She was also a member of the Keene AAUW. She had been a board member of the Keene Visiting Nurses and a hospital aid volunteer.

Mrs. Barlow was an avid reader, belonging to several book groups and also enjoyed playing bridge. Her greatest joy was spending time at her cottage on Forest Lake with family.

Her husband of 58 years Frederick I. Barlow, Jr. died January 22, 2006 .

Survivors include her daughter Emily Barlow Vonada and her husband Gary of Portland Oregon; two sons Frederick G. Barlow and wife Marcia of Norwalk, Ohio and Bruce F. Barlow of Loxahatchee, Florida; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Sylvia G. Sears of Bethlehem, PA.

There will be no calling hours.

Private graveside services will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester at the convenience of the family.

The Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street in Jaffrey is assisting the family with arrangements.

To view an online memorial, send a condolence to the family , or for more information , please visit www.cournoyerfh.com .

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