Barbara H. Formica, 88, of Greenfield and formerly of Hadley passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021, in the comfort of her home with the loving family by her side.
Barbara was born on September 2, 1933, in Mt. Desert Island, Maine. She is a daughter to the late Katherine L. (Dickens) and Donald S. Hodgdon.
As a young woman working in Connecticut at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, Barbara met the love of her life, Paul Formica Jr. They exchanged vows on October 11, 1952, in Hartford, Connecticut with friends and family in attendance. Sadly, Paul passed on September 20, 1990, after almost thirty-eight years of marriage.
For many years Mrs. Formica was a dedicated stay-home mother. Her children were the highlight of her life, she loved to spend time with them and their friends. Once her children were grown, she returned to the workforce as an accountant at the Veteran Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Hartford, Connecticut.
Barbara was always interested in learning new things and had many hobbies. She was an avid knitter and was always enjoyed making socks, she also enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Barbara was very self-educated and determined to figure things out on her own. She loved to cook for everyone around her and enjoyed her time reading. You would always find her attending services at the Greenfield Alliance Church.
Barbara leaves behind her 3 children; Kathy and her husband, Stanley Stosz of Heath, MA. Angela C. and her husband, Brian Church of West Chesterfield, NH. and Paul “Skip” Formica III of Greenfield, MA. She also leaves several siblings; her sisters, Hilma Adams, Ella Hodgdon, and Joyce Staley, and brothers Donald, Paul, and Tom Hodgdon.
In addition, she is survived by her loving 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, along with cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Barbara is pre deceased by her son, Daniel J. Formica who passed away on September 1, 2021.
Services for Barbara will be held at a later date.