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Harriet M. Barberi

December 25, 1929 — February 21, 2019

Harriet M. Barberi, age 89, passed away on the 21st of Feb 2019. Mrs. Barberi, daughter of Fred and Alice Shumate, was born Christmas Day, 1929 in West Jefferson, NC. She was raised in Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1948. Attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and Chapman College in California in 1980 with a B.S. Harriet was a former member of the Bellingham Yacht Club and Northlake Community Church. She enjoyed music, especially opera, art, gourmet cooking and hostessing dinner parties at her Bellingham home of many years.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 24 years, John M. Barberi, Sr. on January 9, 2019, sisters Margaret Davis, and Virginia Reid. Harriet is survived by her children, daughter JoAnn Hirsch (husband Ernie), and son John Olsen (wife Doris) with first husband Edmond Olsen. She had nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many loving relatives and friends. A celebration of Harriet’s life will be held at Westford Funeral Home, in Bellingham, WA., at 11:30 am on the 28th of February with a reception following. You may share memories with the family at .
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Celebration of Life

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Starts at 11:30 am (Pacific time)

Westford Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1301 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

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