In memory of
Barbara Ann (Doggart) Leighton
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In memory of
Barbara Ann (Doggart) Leighton
Our beloved Barbara Ann (Doggart) Leighton, wife of Russ Irving, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, while in South Carolina. Barbara was born in Manchester, daughter of the late Robert and Gloria (Willnauer) Doggart, and was raised in Coventry. She graduated from University of Connecticut and retired from the former Connecticut Bank and Trust Company after a long business career. She then partnered with her husband in their financial consulting business. She enjoyed traveling during her retirement, especially to her retirement home in Little River, South Carolina, where she would enjoy reunions with her best friends of 55 years, Donna Strattman and Ray Strattman. With her husband, she leaves behind her sister, Linda Pienkos, of New Jersey, and her extended family, Tracy and Ariel Pienkos, and Brian and Stesha Pienkos and their children, Evangeline and Bennett. They will all miss their dear aunt, and her friends will miss her loving presence in their lives. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be private in East Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave a message for her family please visit
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