SEYMOUR — Paul Barnett, 82, of Seymour, formerly of Beacon Falls and Wallingford, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Griffin Hospital in Derby surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cabot, Vt. on Nov. 10, 1935, son of the late Ashley Charles and Sara Louise Clark Barnett.
Paul was formerly employed as a farmer at Elm Spring Farm of Beacon Falls and Co-Ag Farm of Wallingford. He loved milking cows and camping. Paul’s father was one of the original farmers that started Cabot Creamery of Cabot, Vt. He loved being with his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all but will remain forever in our hearts.
His loving family includes his four sons, Ashley Paul “Butch” Barnett (Sandy) of Beacon Falls, William Dubiel (Valerie) of Hinsdale, N.H., Donald Northrop of Ancramdale, N.Y. and John Northrop (Sheila) of Tenn.; his five daughters, Becky Garland (Richard) of Guilford, Vt., Nancy Giroux (Victor) of Guilford, Vt., PJ Braun (Terry) of Hinsdale, N.H., Karen Olsen (Jim) of Oxford and Mary Arcuri (Adam) of Naugatuck; his brother, Carlton Barnett of Halifax, Vt.; his sister, Lorraine “Midge” Parsons of Brattleboro, Vt.; his 28 grandchildren; his 44 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Paul also leaves his former wives, Vivian Dubiel of Guilford and Nancy Barnett of Beacon Falls. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sheila Stalker; his brothers, Jim, William, Elwin “Doodle” and Phillip Barnett; and his sisters, Louise Richardson and Madeline Law.
Friends and relatives may call at the Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (Route 67 across from Klarides Village), Seymour, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 from 4 until 7 p.m. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Paul’s life with the Rev. John Donnelly, Rector of Christ Church, Quaker Farms, officiating will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.
To light a virtual candle and leave online condolences, visit www.millerwardfuneralhome.com.