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Barbara Farquhar, 84

Barbara Jean Farquhar of Westport died March 15 at home. She was 84. She was the wife of 60 years of Richard J. (Bud) Farquhar.

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Barbara Farquhar: longtime Westporter. Contributed photo

Born in Redlands, California the daughter of the late Manual and Gloria Penacho, she had been a Westport resident for 42 years.

She worked as an office administrator for various banking, insurance and real estate companies and also owned her own pet sitting business. She was a parishioner of Saint Luke Church. 

She was a voracious reader, extraordinary cook and an indoor plant enthusiast. She enjoyed swimming and was a member of the Westport YMCA. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her loving family. 

Survivors in addition to her husband Bud include three children, Richard J. Farquhar, Jr. and his wife Shelli of Marietta, Georgia, Amy L.F. Jackson and her husband Peter of Milton, Georgia, and Lori A. Brasher of Westport, and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Heeney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Saint Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport.  Interment will be in Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, California. Friends may greet the family on Friday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Teresa Wojnoski, RN and Fairfield County Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Barbara during her illness.

For information or to offer an online condolence, please visit http://www.SpearMillerFuneral Home.com.

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