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“Farouk and I were so saddened to learn of Barbara's death. We loved both Tom and Barb. They were terrific neighbors. We spent many hours hanging...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Susan and Farouk Niazy - RI

“Dear Mary, My condolences on the loss of your mother. I'll be thinking of you. Lisa ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Smyle - Monterey, MA

“Condolences to the family. Mrs. Stetson was very kind to me when as a teenager I spent many happy hours in the Stetson home. I enjoyed many talks and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Ripa - Middletown, RI

“We are very sorry about your loss. We had many nice dinners at Dolores Ventura's house with Barbara and Tom. They were both so kind, funny and warm...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Ellen Retlev and Tucker Harris - RI

“I so wish that I could be there with you to celebrate Bobbie's life and mourn her passing. She was an instrumental person in my life and God is...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Claudia Kelly

“Sorry to hear that Mrs. Stetson has passed. Regards to the family. best, Anita Lopez Winder ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Anita Lopez Winder - Inverness, FL


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Middletown, RI - Barbara (McElroy) Stetson, 89, of Forest Farm Health Care Centre, Middletown, RI, formerly of 371 Brown's Lane, Middletown, died peacefully Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Forest Farm Health Care Center in Middletown surrounded by family.

She was the wife of the late Thomas H. Stetson, USN, Ret.

Mrs. Stetson was an avid bridge player and reader. She was a volunteer at Forest Farm for many years before becoming a resident.

She is survived by three daughters Linda Stetson of New York City, Mary Hebert of East Brookfield, MA and Katharine Lemaire of Woodland, CA, a daughter-in-law, Rose Stetson of Providence, RI; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was the mother of the late John H. Stetson.

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm at Forest Farm Health Care Centre, 193 Forest Avenue, Middletown, RI.

In lieu flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 or to the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

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