Colonie - Barbara Ann Gauthier, 86, of Colonie passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Albany on June 4, 1933 a daughter of Arthur E. and Elizabeth (Karl) Mulligan.
Barbara always loved having children around her. She worked for the State of New York Tax Department for several years. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother and her family was her world.
Barbara enjoyed arts and crafts in her later years. She also loved Bingo, especially when she won. Her family wants to thank Bright Horizons, Guildcare and all of her great home caregivers.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Charles G. Gauthier in 2008.
Barbara is survived by her children, Bobbie Swiatek of Colonie, Charlene Powell (Jeanne Morris) of Castleton, Charles Gauthier (Donna) of Ballston Spa, Sandy Lasher (Bill) of Rotterdam, David Gauthier (Nancy) of Parkesburg, PA, Diana Krueger (Ken) of Colonie, Mark Gauthier (Myrtle) of Colonie, and; 3 sisters, Beth Reinke of Colonie, Nancy Liotta (Jim) of Albany and Kym Dommer (Kevin) of Cohoes; she is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 4 to 8pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 12 at 10am at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 1 Maria Drive, Colonie. Interment will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Sand Creek Road in Colonie. Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice in Barbara’s memory.