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Barbara Gunther

September 21, 1922 - December 23, 2019

Burial Date December 26, 2019

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GUNTHER: Barbara (Sylvester) Gunther, 97 of Niantic, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 21, 1922 in New London the daughter of the late Salvatore and Agnes (Rossi) Sylvester. Mrs. Gunther retired from the former Garfield Belt Co. after 36 years of service. One of the activities she enjoyed was bowling. She was on a league for many years at the former Simpson’s Duck-Pin in New London. She was a gifted seamstress fixing and making clothes as well as crocheting gifts for her family. Her greatest pleasure was baking, around the holidays Italian cookies and cheesecake were her specialty. She loved playing bingo, solitaire, poker and occasional slot machines of which she was always the winner. She enjoyed watching classic movies and soap operas in her chair. Although recently being wheel chair bond she always looked forward to going to her favorite restaurants The Shack and Crown with her family. She is survived by her four children: Joseph Gunther of Uncasville, Henry Gunther of Niantic, Agnes Feagin of Groton, Barbara Sousa of East Lyme, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by four siblings of which she was the oldest to: Joseph Sylvster, Betty Nelson, Frances Denner and Dinto Silvestre. Her family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 am in St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Ave. Niantic. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, New London.


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