Barbara (White) Letourneau, 85, of Southington, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. She was the wife and best friend of Norman Letourneau, with whom she shared 65 years of love, hand-holding, and life adventures.
Born in North Vassalboro, Maine, she was one of thirteen, and the last surviving child, to the late Carroll and Hazel (Sherman) White. Barbara and Norman settled in Plainville over 50 years ago, where they raised their family of four and enjoyed watching their family grow and prosper for two more generations. A retiree of Stanley Works, Barbara centered her life around her family, creating many cherished memories with camping trips and vacations, and was happiest when all were together as she hosted family gatherings and weekly Sunday dinners. She could be found many days tending to and enjoying the beauty of her flower gardens, or quietly reading a favorite novel. Remembered for her bright blue eyes, her love of country music, always sharing a kind word and her ever-present smile that would light up the room, she will be missed beyond measure and is now at peace.
In addition to her husband, Norman, she leaves her children, Norman “David” (Karen) Letourneau, Debi (Gary) Tetro, Lisa (Robert) Gaber, and Tina (Mark) Pandolfo; her grandchildren, David and Jessica Letourneau, Melissa (John) Gwizd and their children, Zachary, Jayden and Destiny; Nicholas (Chantal) Tetro and their children Tanner, Ryder, and Carter; Robert (Cindy) Gaber and their son Abel; Michelle Gaber (Mark Dryden) and Matthew and Ryan Pandolfo. She was predeceased by her twelve siblings, and leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara may be remembered with contributions to the Make a Wish CT at http://www.ct.wish.org or 56 Commerce Dr. Trumbull, CT 06611.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Family and friends may gather one hour before, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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