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FREDONIA:  Eleanor J. Barber, 91, of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville passed away Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Otto, on July 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Fenton and Emma (Zurich) Smith.

  Eleanor worked as a Housekeeper for the former Lake Shore Health Care Center, Irving, then worked for the former Fredonia Seed Company.  She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

  Survivors include a son, Gary W. (Cynthia) Barber, of Irving; and a daughter, Cindy Barber, of Silver Creek.  Also surviving is one grandson Willie Kaminski.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William D. Barber, whom she married on November 22, 1950 in Salamanca and who died April 12, 2014 and by three sisters Marion Blatner, Olive Holdridge and Evelyn Caruso.

  Graveside Services will be held Tuesday morning, (Sept. 21st) at 11 o’clock in the Pioneer Cemetery, Bennett State Road, Forestville, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to

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