SOUTHBURY — With a very heavy heart, the family all says good-bye to their beloved, Barbara Ann Trudeau (nee Hunihan), 79, of Southbury. To much dismay, Barbara passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Danbury Hospital.
Barbara grew up on a large and beautiful farm in the Lake Zoar/Bennett’s Bridge area of Sandy Hook, which attracted the interest of the late Marilyn Monroe and the late playwright, Arthur Miller.
It later became the home of the late and famous radio personality Wally Cox.
Barbara attended various schools in both Newtown and Southbury. She was the wife of her late husband, William Arthur Trudeau, Sr., for 53 years.
Bill and Barbara were inseparable. They made their home in Sandy Hook and Barbara was a big part of their family business.
Through the years, Barbara and Bill enjoyed traveling together with their family. Barb, as she was known, worked at Pomperaug Woods Assisted Living for 13 years.
In her younger days, Barbara was an active social butterfly and she absolutely loved her music.
She could frequently be found raptly singing and dancing at whim.
Barbara was a kind, giving and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, who loved her family with all of her heart. She hosted many friends and family over the years for pool parties at her home in Sandy Hook.
Barbara was a passionate gardener and an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and her most favorite quarterback, Tom Brady. But most of all, Barbara adored her children and took pride in helping to raise her six grandchildren who called her Mema, Will, Max, Lily, Ella, Hazelle and Camille.
Barbara is survived by her three sons, Bill Trudeau, Jr., and his wife, Heather, of Norwalk, Brett Trudeau of Southbury, and Don Trudeau of Cranston, R.I.; her four sisters, Lorraine Mihalek of Sandy Hook, Roseanne Fox of Oxford, Joan Hennessey of Southbury, and Ellen Shortt and her husband, Edward, of Englewood, Fla; numerous nieces and nephews, who loved their Aunt Barb, as well as many cousins.
Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Margaret Qubick Hunihan and Andrew J. Hunihan, Sr.; her three brothers, Andrew, Jr., James and Jeremiah Hunihan, and her two sisters, Jean Hamilton and Mary Condon.
Barbara was a faithful member and follower of the St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown.
Barbara is, was and always will be, the shining light for her entire family, and she will be missed terribly by all.
Services are private. A memorial service will take place at a future date which will be announced.