Donald E. Barber

Barber, DonFORT EDWARD – Donald “Don” E. Barber, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home in Fort Edward.

Born on July 18, 1930, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Charles and Alice (O’Connell) Barber.

Don was a graduate of Fort Edward High School and served in the US Navy.    Upon discharge he was employed by Scott Paper Company and retired in 1986​ as a Supervisor, after

40​ years of service.     Don was also the long-time proprietor of Bruso’s Tavern in Hudson Falls, where he shared his love of sports, jokes with friends and gestures of kindness with those in

need.   Wrestling was always very special to Don.   Through the years, he enjoyed watching his sons, grandsons and all the local athletes compete at wrestling events.

Don was united in marriage to Donna M. Bruso on April 20,1952 in St. Joseph’s Church, Fort Edward.

He was predeceased by his son, Daniel T. Barber and his parents.    Don was the last of his siblings, Thomas Barber, Edward Barber, Jean Barber Archambault, Charlotte Barber Archambault and

his twin Dorothy Barber Strainer.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Don is survived by daughters, Kathy Cantiello (Thomas) of Queensbury, Beth Barber-Boulet (Thomas) of Colorado Springs, CO, Lynne Huntsman (Greg) of Springfield, MO; sons, Patrick Barber (Linda) of Englewood, FL, Robert Barber of Hudson Falls, Reed Barber (Elizabeth) of Heathrow​, FL.; and his daughter in law, Jeanne Brock Barber.    Don is also survived by 15 grandchildren; grandsons, Louis Cantiello, Ryan Barber, Joel Cantiello, Corey Barber, Thomas Barber, Aaron Barber, William Lacinak, Gavin Huntsman and Aidan Lacinak; and granddaughters, Tara Lacinak, Gabriella Barber, Gillian Huntsman, Delaney Barber and Lindsey Barber; and his great grandchildren, “Lil T”, Delia, Sam, Wyatt, Everette, Ben and Catherine.    Also survived is Don’s puppy, Chester.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

All are welcome to Don’s graveside service which will be conducted at 11 a.m. ​on Saturday, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fort Edward, followed by a reception at Bruso’s Tavern, 43 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A special thank you to Maureen O’Brien and the nurses for providing wonderful care to Don during his illness.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hudson Falls Wrestling Club, C/O Cathy Dudley, Hudson Falls High School, 80 East Labarge Street, Hudson Falls 12839 or the charity of one’s choice.

He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

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7 Responses to Donald E. Barber

  1. Debbie Durkin Witherell says:

    Dear Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss . Was a very kind and gentle soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you amd your family through this difficult time. He will be truly missed by many. Love you Dinna

  2. Jerry Crevison says:

    memories from Scott Paper & Bruso’s

  3. Bill & Jeanne Charpentier says:

    Here’s to Don, a man with a great sense of humor, extensive
    knowledge of sports, the market and of course, history of
    Fort Edward and surrounding area.
    Rest peacefully You will be missed.

  4. Lynn Stockwell-Chase says:

    Donna and family, I am so sorry to read of Mr. Barber’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed by all. Prayers and thoughts are being sent to you all. Your family has suffered enough loss recently.


  5. Kevin Irish says:

    My sincere condolences to Robbie, Mrs. Barber and the whole Barber family. Don will be missed by many

  6. Kevin Irish says:

    My sincere condolences to Robbie,Mrs. Barber and the whole Barber family. Don will be missed by many

  7. tom nassivera says:

    so sorry for your loss. your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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