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Barbara Tatro

Barbara Ann Tatro

Wednesday, March 21st, 1951 - Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Barbara Ann Tatro, 69, of West Hartford, passed away November 8, 2020, at the Hebrew Home and Hospital of West Hartford. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Charles and Eileen (McCooe) Tatro and lived in the area all of her life. Barbara was a graduate of South Catholic High School and the University of Connecticut. She earned a Master of Arts in Educational Studies and a Sixth Year Certificate in Educational Administration from Trinity College in Hartford. For many years, Barbara served as a teacher and an administrator for the Capitol Region Education Council. She mentored her staff members and supported her students with unfailing patience and support.

Barbara leaves behind her sister, Paula Butler of Ellington. They were the kind of best friends only sisters can be. She was Auntie Barbara to her beloved nieces and nephews: Joshua and Steven Butler, Brittney Brush, and Patrick and Ellen McCooe, as well as her great nieces and nephews: Claire and Paige Butler, Hailey, Ella and Aiden Butler, Norah Brush and Charlotte and Dylan McCooe. In addition to her sister, Barbara also leaves her cousins: Stephen, Maura, William, Anne and Betsy Kenny, Susan McCooe, Thomas, Mark, Michael and Joseph Faulkner. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, George Butler.

There will be a graveside service in Barbara’s honor on Monday November 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield (Section R). Family members and friends will wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the CREC Foundation at CREC.org. The Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To extend condolences, please visit Farleysullivan.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Mount St. Benedict Cemetery
    Address
    1 Cottage Grove Rd.
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Michael S. Galasso
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount St. Benedict Cemetery
    Address
    1 Cottage Grove Rd.
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    11:00 Graveside Service, Section R

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Marjorie Peila

Posted at 11:51am
Barbara was my college roommate for 3 years at UConn. She was a wonderful person and a great friend for many years. Even after I moved to NC several years ago, I knew I could count on Barbara if I needed her, for me especially emotional support. I am saddened by her loss and extend many prayers and much sympathy to Paula and her family. With love and fond memories, Marge "Mudge" Peila
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John Allison

Posted at 10:41am
John Allison
I worked with Barbara at CREC. She was a wonderful person, a good friend and a true "CRECie" who helped many students entrusted to her care and the colleagues with whom she worked since the days of Shanti. I respect her greatly.
Marcia Howard also worked with Barbara and shares my feelings. Marcia still uses the recipe for Eileen's Irish Bread ("The best Irish Bread ever.") which Barbara shared with her. We are saddened by her passing, and send our prayers for you and her cherished nieces and nephews.

Bill Murphy

Posted at 09:18am
I lived next door to Barbara on Burr Street for ten years. She was a wonderful neighbor who became a good friend too. I’m very saddened to learn of her passing, and send my prayers of support to her family and loved ones.
With my deepest sympathy, - Bill Murphy
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Josh, Britt, Dan, Heather, Claire, Paige and Beani

Posted at 12:47pm
This loss is immeasurable and we will never be the same again. You are already incredibly missed Auntie Barb. Hope you and Dad are sharing some laughs
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