Priscilla “Sibby” Barnett, age 78, loving wife of David Barnett, of Cheshire, formerly of Hamden, passed away on October 19, 2017 at CT Hospice, Branford. She was born in New Haven on March 23, 1939 to the late William and Dorothy Stuart Holton. Along with her husband David, she is survived by her children Jeffrey (Angelina) Barnett of Hamden, Scott Barnett of Cheshire, Cindy Esposito (David) of Hamden, and Douglas (Kathy) Barnett of Glastonbury, her sister Nancy Abbate of North Haven, grandchildren Elizabeth, Matthew, Scott, Emily, and Allison Barnett, and Jason Esposito, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Holton. Priscilla worked as store manager for Barnett Books and later on as a Librarian for the Town of Hamden until her retirement. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, all of whom she adored. A service celebrating Priscilla’s life will be held on Monday, October 23 at 11am in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Rev. Douglas House officiating. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family on Sunday October 22 from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave. Ste. 203, Hamden, CT 06518, or to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Pkwy. #4, Waterbury, CT 06708.

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  1. Dave and Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss. Priscilla was a dear lady who loved her family above all. May you all find peace in this difficult time remembering her love

  2. Dave: Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Priscilla was a lovely lady. May your happy lifetime memories remain and comfort you in the days ahead.

  3. To my dear, old friend Dave, I send my condolences to you and your family. I never really knew Sibby, but she was so fortunate to have you for her husband for so many years. Take care of yourself and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. We will miss our sweet Sibby. I couldn’t of asked for a nicer sister in law, and aunt for my children. I enjoyed being part of the Holton family and all the good times together. She was a wonderful mom and grandmother and loved all children. She had a way with them, and they just loved being with her (me too). She was a gentle soul and she will be so missed. She loved jig saw puzzles and puzzles of any kind, and always had a big jig saw puzzle in the works. I admired her patience. I love you Sib, and know you are at peace with family and friends that have gone before you. Dave and family my deepest condolences, and Dave you were a wonderful and patient husband over the years. Remember the memories and hopefully they will ease your grief at this difficult time.

  5. Dave and family, so sorry to hear of Sibby’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We didn’t see that much of you and Sibby, but always enjoy the time we spent with you.

  6. Deeply saddened to receive your phone call regarding the loss of Sibby – a friend I’ve known since grammar school. Dave, it was such a joy to spend so much time with you and Sibby during your last visit to Florida. Special memories indeed. God bless and give strength to you and your family during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I am so sorry for you loss Uncle David and family. Aunt Sibby was such a special person and I am so glad to be able to call her my aunt. We loved all of your Texas visits and will always cherish the memories. She was so good with Madison and Madison really connected with her. She loved all her family with all her heart. We will miss her. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  8. I will miss Sibby so much. Dave and Sibby have been the best friends anybody could have ! And, I am so lucky to have been blessed by knowing such wonderful people. I thank you so much for your friendship and support over all the many years it has been.God bless you and your whole family. I love you all !

  9. Dave, I didn’t know of your wife’s passing until Monday evening, the day of the funeral. My condolences to you and your family. Take care of yourself during this very sad time. I know how hard it is to lose a spouse. Hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you spent together. Sincerely, Sue

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