She was born in Boston, Mass. on April 6, 1926 to Norman and Gertrude Hatch.
Barbara lived her early life in Quincy and Squantum, Mass. and enjoyed living near the ocean.
In 1947 Barbara married Donald A. Tuttle, a broadcaster with WGY/WRGB in Schenectady, N.Y. and WTIC in Hartford, Conn. Barbara and Don were members of the East Glenville Community Church in East Glenville, N.Y., for 14 years, prior to moving to Connecticut in 1970. After moving to Connecticut, Barbara worked for many years at the New Britain General Hospital in the cardiology department. Barbara enjoyed her family very much. Her hobbies included sewing, drawing/painting, and hiking with family and friends.
In 1988 her husband passed away.
Barbara married a second time in 1998 to Edward Wynne of Glastonbury, Conn. They often vacationed at a summer home on Cape Cod where they enjoyed the ocean environment.
Barbara is survived by three children: Linda ole-Moi Yoi and husband Onesmo of Nairobi, Kenya; Robert Tuttle and wife Nancy of Granville, N.Y.; Gregory Tuttle and wife Rita of San Juan Bautista, Calif.; three step children, Matthew Wynne and wife Veronique, Jane Kelly and Timothy Wynne all of Glastonbury, Conn.
Barbara is also survived by six grandchildren, Payan ole-Moi Yoi, Katrina ole-Moi Yoi and husband Yaniv Gelnik, Kiliken ole-Moi Yoi, Michael Tuttle and wife Samantha, Brent Tuttle and Cynthia Tuttle; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Noah, Audrey and Anashe.
Barbara also leaves behind two sisters, Virginia DiNatale of Marshfield, MA and Audrey Dunn and husband Edward of N.H.; a brother Roger Hatch of Braintree, Mass.; a brother-in-law Raymond Tuttle and wife Karlene of Hobe Sound, Fla., nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no visiting hours.
A family memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Contributions may be made to Our House Too, 69 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701