2017-10-20 / Obituaries

Barbara Gerrish

Barbara Libby Haley Gerrish, 101, of Venice, Florida, passed away on Oct. 10, 2017. She was born on May 11, 1916 in East Rochester, New Hampshire.

She was a former resident of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Goose Rocks Beach until she moved to Venice in 1972. Barbara was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Venice, life member of HAV and she received a pin representing that she volunteered with the hospital for over 9,000 hours, Garden Club in New Hampshire, Maine and Venice, Rebecca Lodge, Knitting and Sewing for Shrine Children’s Burn Center, Eastern Star, Mary Torr DARR, Venice Chapter DAR, Venice Yacht Club member for 24 years and she loved art and showed her paintings at the Venice Art League.

Barbara is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sarah H. Gerrish and two great-grandsons, Liam M. Connolly, Logan E. Connolly all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph W. Gerrish, Sr., a son, Randolph W. Gerrish, Jr., a sister, Edwina H. Clark and a granddaughter, Tamara L. Connolly.

There are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 513 Nassau St. South, Venice, Florida 34285. Farley Funeral home in Venice is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

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