BENTON: Barbara Wright Fitzpatrick, 94, of 336 River Road, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her home in Benton. \r\n\r\nBarbara was born September 1, 1923, in Framingham, MA, the daughter of Samuel and Mabel (Farrar) Wright. She had five brothers and three sisters. Barbara’s family moved to Clinton when she was age seven. Barbara attended Clinton schools, and graduated from Clinton High School. \r\n\r\nDuring WWII she worked for the phone company in Newport News, VA, Newport, RI and Waterville, ME. \r\n\r\nOn August 17, 1946, Barbara married Glenn Fitzpatrick of Benton. She worked in the office of Fitzpatrick Dairy part time. The Dairy started in 1923 by Glenn’s father and was located next door to their home. The business was owned and operated by Glenn and his brother Merle until 1988. In addition, Glenn and Barbara maintained a herd of cows until the early 1970s.\r\n\r\nBarbara’s hobbies included playing piano, gardening, and sewing. She was very crafty and artistic and Barbara’s home is filled with many of her creations. Barbara was the past president of the Wesleyan Club and the Women’s Club, both in Fairfield. For years she enjoyed swimming regularly at the Waterville Boys and Girls Club. Her passion was maintaining the farmhouse and barn, always a source of pride for Barbara; the place has always been a beautiful setting on the River Road. \r\n\r\nHer neighbors and special friends including Preston, Brenda and Bruce, and Kathy and Peanut looked out for Barbara, stopping in frequently with home cooked food and Good Company. Barbara was especially fond of all of her Wright family nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nBarbra was predeceased by her husband Glenn in 2011; her parents; her siblings Sam, Stan, Charlie, Dave, Phil, Caroline, Marybelle, and Margaret; and nephews, Harry and James Fitzpatrick.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include two daughters, Marilyn Fitzpatrick Cosgrove and her husband David of Waterville, Judy Fitzpatrick-Weston and her husband Peter of Scarborough; two granddaughters Laura Cosgrove of Waterville and Beth Cosgrove and her husband Seth Dromgoole of Park City, Utah; great-grandchildren, Margaret and Jay Brock of Waterville, and Sally and Samuel Dromgoole of Park City, UT; nephew Merle, Jr. Fitzpatrick and his wife Judi of Shawmut; and her sister-in-law Dorothy Wright of Greenfield, MA. \r\n\r\nThere will be a Celebration of Life at her home on 336 River Road, Benton to honor Barbara on Thursday, October 5th from 3 to 6 pm. A graveside service will be at 11 am on Friday, October 6th at Greenlawn Rest Cemetery in Clinton. \r\n\r\nMum, your wings were ready but our hearts were not. \r\n \r\nIn Lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Barbara’s memory.