ALICE HALEY BARNES

Posted Jan. 19, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.

FORT FAIRFIELD and ORONO – Alice H. Barnes, 93, wife of the late W. Glen Barnes, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Monday evening, Jan. 18, 2010, at a Bangor health care facility, after a series of health issues requiring hospitalization and rehabilitation. Alice was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Fred and Claire (Rowe) Haley. She was married to W. Glen Barnes, Feb. 3, 1934, and was a resident of Fort Fairfield until she and her husband, Glen, began to winter in Clearwater, Fla. They would return to “The County” to spend the best weather months with family and friends. In 2005, Alice became a resident of Dirigo Pines, Orono, where she enjoyed new friends and the dignity earned through years of hard work. Alice was educated in Fort Fairfield schools and attended Bethel Baptist Church, and was past worthy matron of Goodwill Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was employed by Sears Roebuck Co. as a skilled teletype operator and a case manager at Aroostook Mental Health Center where she advocated for people with mental illness. Alice was active in the Republican Party raising money for many candidates. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, W. Glen Barnes; her son, Gerald R. Barnes; her great-grandson, Adam Kirby; one sister, Freda (Haley-Hill) Pye; and one brother, Ralph “Bud” Haley. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and George Mosey of Keene, N.Y.; her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph W. and Karoldene Barnes of Veazie; and her daughter-in-law, Glenda Barnes of Fort Fairfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Steven Barnes and his wife, JoAnne, of Caribou, Tamara Highfield and her husband, Tom, of Lake Worth, Fla., Katherine Barnes of Fort Fairfield, Dinah Kirby and her husband, Bill, of Greenville, Del., Jane Nicoletta and her husband, Mike, of Springfield, Ill., and Susan Mosey and her husband, Henry Milone, of North Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Alice is also survived by a very special lifetime friend, Emily Sirois of Fort Fairfield. A celebration of Alice’s life will be conducted in the early summer and will be announced by Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Fort Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 or to a charity of one’s choice. <>

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