Meriden - Barbara J. Waite, 87, of 380 Glen Hills Road died Sunday, Nov. 13, at the MidState Medical Center. She was the wife of Richard Waite. She was born in Meriden, June 24, 1918 a daughter of the late Raymond Jopson and Alberta Turner Jopson Skinner. She graduated from the Hartford Academy of Hairdressing. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and she belonged to the Meriden Senior Citizens Knitting Club. She was very religious and was a member of the Meriden Christadelphian Ecclesia. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Roberta J. Tsochandaris of Meriden, Rebecca A. and her husband Walter Estey of Springfield, MA, a son and his wife, Bruce K. and Pat Waite of Newport, OR, a sister Norma Papandrea of Cheshire, nine grandchildren Brian Estey of Springfield, MA, Stephan Tsochandaris of San Francisco, CA., Jared Estey of Warren, MA, Sarah Waite of Corvallis, OR, Rachel Waite of Corvallis, OR, Seth Estey of Springfield, MA, Michael Waite of Newport, OR, Benjamin Waite of Newport, OR, Hannah Estey of Springfield, MA, cousins, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thurs. Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492, or to C.B.M.A., in care of Charles Brinkerhoffer 7723 Second St., Downey, CA 90241.

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  1. Dear Uncle and family, You are in our thoughts are prayers. May God comfort you. Mary Lou and Leon

  2. How do You express, the Heartfelt Pain, at the Loss of this Amazing woman? Auntie Barbara, was my second Mother…Memories of fudge, penuche. Reading Me, Little Black Sambo, over and over, with no complaint, when I was a child.Popcorn, in little wax paper bags, on Halloween. Holding my hand, when I was sick, with stomach pains, and My Mom, couldn’t take my screaming anymore. Loving Me, as if I was her own…I Love You Auntie Barbara, and I will miss You with every fiber of My being, now and Always…Sleep well, and when You get to Heaven, Kiss My Mom and daddy for me…

  3. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. .Auntie. Barbara will never be forgotten by any of us. She was far more than just a neighbor, and a friend. May she enjoy enternal happiness.

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