Carolee A. (Grant) Barrett, 73, of Winchester and a former long-time resident of Swanzey died on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Thompson House Rehabilitation in Brattleboro, VT. She passed peacefully with the love of family by her side after a brief period of declining health.
Carolee was born the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Gebo) and Linwood Grant on March 20, 1947, in Keene. She was educated in Swanzey and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1965.
On June 22, 1968, she exchanged vows with Roland Barrett at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey. Sadly, Roland passed on November 7, 2017, after forty-nine and a half years of marriage.
She worked as a customer service representative for twenty years at P.C. Connection in Keene before retiring in 2015.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Keene for many years. Time was spent; reading, doing word search puzzles, doing yard sales with her love, and being with family which was a cherished time for her. Carolee was also civically minded and gave freely of her time as a member of the Golden Rod Grange #114 in Swanzey for many years. She also held many titles in N.H. State Grange.
Mrs. Barrett is survived by her children; Dorothy Sanborn and her husband, Shaun of Winchester and Alanna Bellville, and her husband Ray Jr. of Guilford, VT. Five siblings; Linwood Grant and his wife, Miguela of Rock Hill, S.C. Goldie French and her husband, Jim of Keene, Robert Grant of Keene, Randy Grant and his wife, Marilyn of Winchester and Edward Grant and his wife, Geri of Swanzey. She is also survived by two grandchildren; Stephanie Woodruff and Mary Sanborn of Winchester. In addition, she leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic private calling hours were held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and burial was held in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery in Swanzey on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. All services were under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com