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Barbara Thorpe, 78, of Great Barrington

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By Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 Obituaries

Barbara B. Thorpe, 78 of Great Barrington died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington. Barbara was born April 20, 1940, in Clayton, the daughter of Donald Sr. and Edna (Soldati) Amstead. She was a graduate of the Mount Everett Regional High School class of 1958. Barbara worked for many years as a nurse’s aid for Kimball Farms, Great Barrington nursing homes, Fairview Hospital, Berkshire Hills in Monterey and private duty for Mrs. Austin. Barbara was a communicant of Sheffield Chapel, taught Sunday school at the Monterey Congregational Church, was a former member of the West Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club board of directors and enjoyed knitting.

Barbara is survived by her grandson Michael L. Thorpe Jr. of Great Barrington. She was predeceased by her son Michael Lee Thorpe Sr. of Great Barrington; and by two brothers: Donald Amstead Jr. of Monterey and Bruce Amstead of Pittsfield.

In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, there are no services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Barbara’s memory may be made to SBVAS in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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