LEWISTON — Barbara J. Quimby, 79, of Rangeley, died Tuesday morning, June 27, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born June 7, 1938, in North Turner, the daughter of Thomas and Thelma (Churchill) Hannon. She received her education in Turner schools. For many years she was employed in the hospitality industry in Rangeley. Barbara was the wife of Duane Quimby, who predeceased her in 2006.

Endeared by many as “Grammie Barbara” and known to her coffee club friends as “Barba-Q” (also her license plate), she was a devoted member of the Rangeley community. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and was a founding member of the Rangeley Ladies Fire Auxiliary. She was an avid Tuesday cribbage player and was always looking for a beano game. Barbara especially enjoyed summers at her camp in Steuben, Maine. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and the twinkle in her eyes.

She is survived by three stepsons, Darrel Quimby and his wife, Gwyneth, of Augusta, Brent Quimby of Rangeley and Arlow Quimby of Leasburg, N.C.; a brother, Byron Hannon of Marathon, Fla.; five grandchildren, Justin, Anne Sophie, Adam, Deanna, and Nicholas; and several great-grandchildren. Beyond her immediate family, Barbara greatly appreciated the love and caring of her many dear friends who were truly part of her extended family.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Deidra Quimby; grandson, Jason Quimby; granddaughter, Jennifer Keliher Paquette; and siblings, Ernest Hannon and Allen Hannon.

Her family invites you to share condolences and memories on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Barbara J. Quimby

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