Deanna O. (Wentworth) Barker, 78


Deanna Barker

Deanna Barker

HAMPTON, N.H. — Deanna “Dee” O. (Wentworth) Barker, 78, of Sarasota, Fla. and Waterboro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, March 25, 2016, at her son’s home in Hampton Falls.

She was born in Littleton, N.H., on Feb. 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Harriet (Smith) Kruger and John Wentworth.

Dee retired from Fairchild Semiconductor of South Portland in 2000. She was employed at Palm Aire Golf Club of Sarasota for the past seven years and loved driving to work in her golf cart, courtesy of Ranger Rick (her boss and other Florida son, as she referred to him). Dee took pride in serving the members of Palm Aire and she, too, was very special to them. She always had a smile on her face when she was there or spoke of the members and co-workers of Palm Aire.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, plants, puzzles, reading, trips to Las Vegas and loved watching Big Papi play when the Red Sox would play in the spring in Fort Meyers. Dee also treasured summers at her home on Little Ossipee Lake in Waterboro.

Dee was a longtime member and volunteer of The Eagles, American Legion, Elks and the Moose Club in Portland and Bradenton, Fla.

She is survived by her partner, Vincent McKenna of Sarasota, Fla; her five children, Thomas Dutil of Hampton Falls, Cynthia Pettersen of Limerick, Patricia Dutil of Acton, Laurette Dutil of Casco and Catherine Spencer of North Berwick; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and her brother, Richard Wentworth.

She was predeceased by her grandson and her brother, Bruce Wentworth.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, in the Pine Grove South Cemetery on West Road in Waterboro. Lunch in her honor will follow at the Oak Street Bistro in Alfred. Please visit to view Dee’s memorial website, to sign her tribute wall, or for directions.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Waterboro Historical Society, PO Box 498, North Waterboro, ME 04061.

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