Barbara A. Kinney, 88, wife of the late John N. Patraw, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Doris Schindewolf. She had resided in Meriden for most of her life after growing up in New Bedford, MA. Mrs. Kinney was employed by Eyelet Specialties of Wallingford. Barbara was a lifelong Episcopalian. Barbara loved handwork including crocheting, knitting and sewing. She enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage and scrabble with her friends at Masonic.
She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Taraschuk and her husband Eugene of New Britain; one son, Douglas Patraw of East Windsor; eleven grandchildren, Randy, Matthew, Christian, Stephen, Kevin, Kristen, Jeanne, John, Glen, Joseph and Stefanie; twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sons, John “Jackie” Patraw Jr., Kevin Patraw and Glen Patraw and three sisters, Lois Koslosky, Joan Riley and Patricia Thibodeau.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service from 4 to 7 p.m.