HOBART — Marcy Barr, 70, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her home in Hobart.
Marcy was born on Feb. 1, 1943, in Brooklyn, to Leo and Harriet Parente.
Marcy was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Karen Barr Seymour of Lake Royale, N.C.; and her sister, Renee Meltzer of Napa, Calif.
While growing up in Brooklyn she met her husband Jim, the love of her life. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party given by their children in 2010, with many family and friends.
In 1964, they moved to Selden on Long Island. Then in 1985, they moved to Hobart, to her beautiful 100 plus year old Victorian dream home.
Marcy’s accomplishments while in Selden and Hobart include: President of the Selden Civic Association, of the Mid-Brookhaven Republican Club, formed and became a charter member of the Hobart Civic Association, member of the Hobart Emergency Squad, member of the Hudson Hyland Retreads Motorcycle Club, member of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club (MEO), formed and became a charter member of Delaware County ABATE, Charter Member of Long Island ABATE, opened Subs ‘R’ Us restaurant in Stamford, which was then sold to Big Al’s Pizzeria and is now TP’s Café.
She worked at South Kortright Central School as a Licensed Teaching Assistant where she started working in Special Education which became the passion of her life up until the end.
Marcy went back to school later in her life where she first obtained her associate’s degree in education at Empire State College, her bachelor’s of science in elementary education at SUCO and her master’s of science in special education at the College of St. Rose.
Marcy ran the Boncranna Bed & Breakfast at her Victorian home in Hobart for many years, and also opened The Hobart Café, which was subsequently sold and is now the Coffee Pot in Hobart. Marcy got her dream job working for Carousel Children’s Services in Hamden for 17 years, working with children with special needs age birth to 5 years old, until the EI program was cut. At that time, she continued doing evaluations and parent training. Then again when the EI program was cut yet again, not willing to leave the field she loved so much, Marcy continued to look for work in the field until her cancer removed any chance of her working again.