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Obituary: Barbara Louise (Cross) (Hartford) (Gayhart) Hall, 65

Aug 15, 2014 08:32AM ● By Bill Gilman

Barbara Louise (Cross) (Hartford) (Gayhart) Hall, 65, of Belleair Bluffs, FL wife of Ronald A. Hall, went to heaven August 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chelsea, MA to the late Walter J. Sr. and Phyllis L. (Barnes) Cross, March 9, 1949.

Barbara graduated from Peabody High, School, Peabody, MA in 1967. She worked at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida until her retirement and her seasonal move to Clintonville, WI with her late husband Robert E. Gayhart.

Barbara was passionate about her country, traveling, and life. Barbara spent her time making memories with her family. Barbara enjoyed her holidays with her children and grandchildren. If there was one thing she lived for it was her family. There was never enough time together. Barbara loved to fish, dance, laugh, play cards. When we played Monopoly we called her “Barbara Trump”. What made her the happiest was being together during the holidays. When reading this you should learn to live and to love, and to not take time for granted. Please stop and look to your right and left and hug your family today! Time is shorter than you think…  We love you to the moon and back! 

She is survived by her newlywed husband Ron, her everlasting loving children, son Joshua W. Hartford, wife Theresa E. of Apollo Beach, FL, daughter Jessica and her husband Noel G. Dobbin of Palm Harbor, FL. Grandchildren, Callan R. and her husband Justin R. Sibson of Southport, NC, Amanda E. Hartford of Apollo Beach, FL, Megan D. Moore, Emily A. Moore  and Sean T. Dobbin of Palm Harbor, FL. Barbara was a Great-Grandmother to Rylan Elizabeth-Louise Sibson and Keiran Noel Dobbin, her brother Walter J. Cross Jr. of Lake George, Co. . She also leaves Ron’s children, Melissa Hall and her sons Ayden and Jaxon of Tewksbury, MA and Jennifer Hall of Lowell, MA and her sister-in-law and dear friends Cheryl A. Hartford and Luanne Perry. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that donations be made out to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00pm at the National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Drive, Clearwater.

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