Barbara Ann Carrolla, 71, of Cheshire, passed away after a brief illness in St. Raphael Hospital September 3, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Born in New Haven, CT on February 17, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa Carrolla. She is survived by her sisters, Marie Carrolla and Sara (Erio) Gibertoni, her niece Gail (Thomas) Larson, a great nephew, Thomas Larson, and a great niece Erica Larson, all of Cheshire. She was predeceased by her niece, Sandra Gibertoni. She also leaves many friends and relatives who were special to her through the years. Barbara enjoyed luncheons with her friends, long chats over coffee, gardening, and she took great pride in decorating her home and maintaining her property. She especially enjoyed sharing in the lives of her great niece and nephew. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.

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  1. Dear Marie,Sara and Gail, was so sorry to open todays paper and read of the passing of Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ladies at this time.Even though we are cousins, I know we haven’t been close though out the years but it still pains to have a family member leave us behind.If there is anything that Jean and I can do please don’t hesitate to be in touch. Still your cousin, Phil

  2. Dear Marie,Sara,please accept my heart felt sympathy with the passing of Barbara. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to call.

  3. Barbara, I’m really sorry I couldn’t say good bye earlier. I just want to say that I never, ever saw a Sister Sister relationship as great as yours. You and Marie were more Like Great Friends than family. Until 2 weeks ago I never, ever saw the two of you apart. Just remind Marie that she will see you again and it will be worth the wait. I don’t know how Gods plan for your Family and friends will work out but I do believe he has one and It will be interesting to see how it works out. Keep your eye on it, Were all in it. I’m a little embarrassed of how I acted the past few days. I want you to tell Marie I’m really sorry. I’m only 10 minutes away and I can and I want to help anyway and anyhow. George

  4. Maria, Sara and Gail, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. I have so many wonderful memories of sitting and chatting with her and all of you, when I visited your home(s) with Dustin and Tomiko. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope to make it to the Mass on Wednesday. Ingrid

  5. Marie and Sara, I was sorry when I heard about the passing of Barbara. I am just across the street and will miss seeing Barbara and Marie out working in the lawn. Please let me know if I can do anything or if you need any help.

  6. Marie, Sara and Gail, we were so sad to read of your loss as we remember your sister and Aunt with great fondness. As neighbors we greatly enjoyed watching the sisters work so hard but with so much pleasure to maintain a beautiful yard. Indeed, watching them also made us feel a little guilty that they had an energy and enthusiasm for yard work that put us youngsters to shame. Our most sincere condolences to you and all the other members of your family who we don’t know but who share in your sadness, Please know that you can call on us any time if you need that extra pair of hands, Kate, Geraint and the children

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