Limerick - Barbara F. Gilpatrick, 81, of Limerick died at her home on April 18, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on March 18, 1939 a daughter of Raymond and Emelene (Gammon) Harmon and was educated in local schools. She married Floyd Gilpatrick on December 8, 1957.
Barbara was always a hard worker and worked at several local manufacturing companies in her younger years. Later on she worked as a caregiver for Holy Innocence (Catholic Charities) in Portland for many years. She was also a "foster" grandparent at the Line Elementary school for several years.
Barbara was also very involved with several local agricultural fairs. She was the livestock secretary at Fryeburg Fair for several years. She was a life member and wore many hats for the Ossipee Valley Fair over the years. She was also a member of the Waterford Fair, and a stockholder of the Acton Fair. She was a member of the South Limington Free Baptist Church. She enjoyed doing puzzles, and had a great love for animals, especially cattle and horses. Above all she loved her kids, grandkids and all of her extended family and many friends.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Floyd Gilpatrick, her sister, June Harmon, brothers: Donald Harmon, Edward Harmon and Bill Harmon, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Gilpatrick. Surviving are her siblings: Gertrude Norris of Limington, Joe Harmon and wife Sarah of Limerick and Lois Black of Limington. Her children: Karen Ring and husband Frank of Stoneham, Sylvia Gray and husband Lynn of Limerick, and Jerry Gilpatrick of Limerick. 9 grandchildren: Ben Ring, Clayton Gray, Josh Ring, John Gray, Mathu Ring, Jason Gilpatrick, Jessica Winn, Matthew Ring and Kelsey Ring. 15 great grandchildren: Kaylee Easterly, Aiden Reynolds, Owen Ring, Hope Leavis, Miles Leavis, Nathan Reynolds, Alanna Ring, Lexi Ring, Lily Ring, Johnny Gray, Eli Gray, Jacob Ring, Mason Ring, Bradley Ring and Eilish Winn. Also 1 great-great grandchild, Wyatt Easterly.
A memorial service will be held later when gatherings are appropriate at the South Limington Free Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Poitras, Neal and York Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at: www.mainefuneral.com