Constance D. Barron
1932 – 2009
CONCORD, N.H. — Constance D. Barron, 77, of Horseshoe Pond Place in Concord, N.H., died unexpectedly on May 26.
She was born in Auburn, Jan. 6, 1932, the oldest daughter of the late Joseph H. and Bertha (Amnotte) Dionne.
As a child and young adult, she was a member of St. Louis parish in New Auburn. She attended Auburn schools, including St. Louis parochial elementary school. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1950.
As a young woman, she lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wis., where she enjoyed independence and the friendship of her younger sister, Jeri Coulter. While in Wisconsin, she worked as an administrative assistant for ALCOA Inc.
After returning to Auburn, she met Arthur E. Barron of Lisbon Falls. They married on Oct. 14, 1961.
In 1959, she began working in the Lewiston office of the Prudential Insurance Co.. She worked for five years, left just prior to the birth of her daughter, and then returned in 1967 to work an additional 20 years. She was a senior service representative at the time of her retirement in 1987.
During retirement, she formed a close and cherished relationship with her youngest sister, Claudie. They became best friends.
In the summer of 2004, she moved to Concord, N.H., to be closer to her daughter. She was an integral member of her daughter’s family, and her assistance was greatly valued and of real practical benefit. For example, she cared for her granddaughter almost daily for the first year and a half of her life. Her clever, curious granddaughter and social, affectionate grandson were her pride and joy. Together they enjoyed countless games, books, walks, treats and trolley rides.
During her short time in New Hampshire, she was active and fit; she relished her independence and enjoyed exploring the local surroundings. She shared many fun and memorable times with her family, made new friends, and tried new and different things. For example, since moving to Horseshoe Pond Place, she learned how to play mah johng, which she played weekly with her neighbors.
She is remembered for her devotion to family, her integrity, generosity, and sensitivity to others. Her reliable, quiet presence seemed ever-present, which makes her sudden absence all the more painful. But, although shocked and saddened by her unexpected passing, her loved ones are comforted that she did not linger.
Her husband of 46 years died on Aug. 14, 2007.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Martha Barron and John Greenwood, and their children, Margaret and Benjamin Greenwood, all of Bradford, N.H.; two sisters and bothers-in-law, Claudette (Claudie) and Ronald Getchell of Auburn and Georgette (Jeri) and James Coulter of Centerville, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Marie Dionne of Easton, Pa., and Wilfred and Frances Langelier of Wicomico Church, Va.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Doryce Barron of Durham; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene and Charles Siletti of Owls Head; a sister-in-law, Nathalie Johnson of Orleans, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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