WESTFIELD -- Barbara J. Bannon (nee Webb) of Westfield died at home surrounded by family on Friday, July 26. Barbara was born in Springfield and graduated from Commerce High School. She worked in various clerical jobs including at the Eastern States Farmers Exchange and Columbia Bicycle. She raised four daughters, encouraging them all to go to college and become the first generation to graduate. They all did. She was a creative and energetic mother, teaching all her kids and her granddaughter to cartwheel, enjoy swimming in the cold ocean in Maine, embrace music, art and crafts, and love animals. Her household saw many dogs, cats, hamsters, white mice, two raccoons and a baby rabbit. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Bannon, her mother and father Ruth and James Webb of Belchertown and her sister Patricia Carter of Greenfield. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Bannon of Westfield, Sharon Bannon of Maine, Eleanor Bannon of Westfield and Laurie Bannon Crepeau of Southwick. She also leaves her cherished granddaughter Kelsey Crepeau of Southwick, her son-in-law Gregory Crepeau and her granddog Bubba, as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews and friends, old and new. Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street in Westfield. A brief service will be held at the funeral home at 6:45 during calling hours. Burial service will be private for family. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to the Friends of the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble St., Westfield, MA, 01085.
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