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Loretta Barton Obituary

Loretta M Barton
Loretta M Barton

August 18, 1925 - May 13, 2019
Born in Staten Island, NY
Resided in Edison, NJ

Obituary

Loretta M. Barton, 93, of Edison, died on Monday, May 13, 2019 at RWJ in New Brunswick.
Born in Staten Island, she resided in Tannersville, PA until moving to Edison in 2018. She loved being outside doing any and all types of yardwork. She enjoyed long walks and bicycle rides. She also liked to cook for her family. She loved shopping and looking for the best sales. She loved her cats, including all the cats in the neighborhood who could always count on her for food! She was known as “Grammy” to all the grandchildren. Grammy was a kind, loving, and giving person. She always had something for everyone, never letting you leave empty handed. She treasured pictures of the important people in her life and taped them to her wall. Those pictures were always a focal point in her house. As one EMT said, it looks as though her whole life is on those walls. She always said to live by The Ten Commandments and to do what is right in God’s sight. She signed off with Agape love, which was so appropriate for her, as she loved everyone.
She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Roger Barton (d.2004); parents, Louis & Mary Yourth; former husband, Karl Kerber (d.1995); & 5 siblings, Louis, Robert, Howard, Marie, & Dorothy.
She is survived by her 3 children, Karl Kerber & wife Solweig of Cresco, PA, Karen Glick of Dayton, & Brenda O’Connor & husband James of Edison; 8 grandchildren, Becky Bishop & husband Charles, Corinna Kerber & husband Pete Bradley, Tammy Lockett & husband Chris, Tommy Glick & wife Melody, Timothy O’Connor & wife Brenda, Jennifer West & husband Bryan, Daniel O’Connor & wife Joanne, & Brenda Colleen Carroll & husband Darren; 22 great-grandchildren, Laurel, Karly, Sonja, Charlie, Annabelle, Harry, Gavin, Peyton, Avery, Miley, Kaileigh, Troy, Dylan, Connor, Julia, Carly, Elizabeth, Danny Jr., Catherine, Austin, Colleen, & Devin; and caregiver, Rose Simiyu.
She leaves behind her feline friends, Booty & Angel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 OR please copy and paste following link to give online:: https://bestfriends.org/donate/make-gift-memory/make-gift-memory-donate.
Cremation was private. A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend a thank you to all those who have helped during this difficult time, especially to her neighbor, Claude Cypher.

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