BEDFORD, N.H. – Barbara T. Kindelan, 62, died Monday, March 7, 2011, with her sister, her niece and her friend, Kathy Fortin, by her side. Born April 17, 1948, in Jay, she was the daughter of H. Walter Tucker and Beatrice (Adams) Tucker.
She was raised in Cherryfield and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Cherryfield Academy, Class of 1966, and Westbrook College, now the University of New England, Class of 1968. Barbara had been a resident of Manchester and Bedford, N.H., for more than 40 years. She enjoyed a long career with McLane Law Firm, Manchester, N.H., spanning 38 years. She began her career as a legal secretary in 1971, working for Arthur Greene. Arthur recognized her potential and encouraged her to become litigation paralegal in 1980, a position where she was held in high regard until her retirement in 2009. Barbara loved the outdoors. She was an avid hiker and enjoyed kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing. She and her husband, John, also traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe. They enjoyed studying local maps and the language, and loved planning their trips, almost as much as they loved the places themselves.
Barbara was predeceased by her mother; and her husband of 34 years, John F. Kindelan. Members of her family, in addition to her father, H. Walter Tucker, of Milbridge include, her sister, Linda (Tucker) Burnham of Brunswick; niece, Kathryn Burnham and her children, Andrew and Eliza Clark, of Cumberland Foreside; nephew, Kent Burnham of New York City; and cousins, Merilee (Adams) Bryant of Gorham and Fred Adams of Gorham.
At Barbara’s request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Barbara T. Kindelan to Appalachian Mountain Club of New Hampshire, 316 New Hampshire 16, Gorham, NH 03581, www.outdoors.org, or VNA Home Health and Hospice, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110, www.vnaa.org. To view an online memorial, please go to