Rose M. Barker, 89, of Carthage

Rose M. Barker, 89, of Carthage

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Rose M. Barker, 89, formerly of Sayre Road, Carthage, died Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019 at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown where she has resided for 3 years.

Rosie was born on April 14, 1929 in Carthage, the daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette (DeCilles) Pignone Sr. She graduated from Augustinian Academy in 1945. She married Walter P. Barker Jr. on May 24, 1946 at St. James Church with Rev. DeAngelo, officiating. Walter died on February 25, 2012. Rosie worked as a teacher’s aide at Augustinian Academy for many years. She was a member of St. James Church and the St. Joseph’s Workers. She took part in the weekly cleaning on the church and helping at various activities of the church. She was an avid quilter and held weekly quilting parties in her home.

She is survived by her three children; Charles Barker and his wife, Marcia of Tuscaloosa, AL, Priscilla Charlton and her husband Douglas of Farmington and Nicholas P. Barker of Philadelphia, 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren, a sister, Phyllis (Donald) Schwendy of Carthage and a brother: Carl (Louise) Pignone of Black River and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her infant son Randolph, 3 brothers, Anthony Jr., Michael and James Pignone, and 2 sisters, Lena Abrams and Priscilla Campbell.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 1 at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Donald A. Robinson, Pastor officiating. Spring burial will be in St. James Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the St. James Church Capital Campaign, 327 West St. Carthage, NY 13619.

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