• Barbara D. Jenkinson
    January 10,2013

    Barbara D. Jenkinson

    Barbara D. Jenkinson


    NORTHFIELD — Barbara Doney Jenkinson, 81, of Lexington, Mass., and Northfield, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 30, 1931, in Northfield Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward “Ted” and Margaret (Legier) Doney.

    Barbara is survived by her husband of 63 years, John V. Jenkinson; four sons, John Jr. and wife Carol, of West Berlin, Mark and wife Kathryn, of Wilbraham, Mass., David and wife Jeannie, of Concord, Mass., Jeffrey and wife Mary, of Sudbury, Mass.; two sisters, Nancy (Wendell) Plastridge, of Northfield, Linda (Joseph) Brodasky, of Mystic, Conn., and two brothers, Linwood (Marsha) Doney, of Northfield Falls, and Stephen (Denise) Doney, of Williston; 10 grandchildren, Amy (William) Crocker, Nan (Jeff) O’Connor, Brett Jenkinson, Haley Jenkinson, John V. Jenkinson III (Caitlin), John Francis Jenkinson, Rebecca Jenkinson, Bradford Jenkinson, Alaina Jenkinson and William Jenkinson; seven great-grandchildren, Margaret, William, John, Kate, Michael, Luke and John IV; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn Wilson; two brothers, Harold and George Doney; and one beloved grandson, Erik Jenkinson.

    Barbara grew up in Northfield Falls, graduating from Northfield High School in 1949. She lived in Burlington while husband John attended the University of Vermont, then to Woburn, Mass., and Lexington, Mass., where she lived most of her life and raised her family. Barbara loved travel, Ogunquit, Maine, and Cape Cod being favorite vacation destinations. She enjoyed special time with her grandchildren, was an avid reader and enjoyed a good, spirited political debate. Barbara was a loved and trusted source of spiritual comfort for many a friend of Bill.

    A memorial service will be held at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Northfield Falls Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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