Gladys Scanlon Barrett

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SANDY POINT - Gladys Scanlon Barrett, 87, passed on peacefully Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Amelia Island, Fla., where she resided with her daughter. Mrs. Barrett was born Dec. 28, 1924, in St. Albans, Vt., to John and Mae Scanlon Sr.

Gladys completed high school and began studying in the convent, only to leave due to family obligations. Gladys worked at the CV railroad for many years prior to her relocation to Maine. As a testimonial to her hard working ethics, she worked as an office manager, secretary to a bank president and then post mistress at Sandy Point Post Office. She was one of the oldest working post masters when she retired at more than 80 years old. She won many awards, rarely took time off and received letters of congratulations from the governor, senators and the president. After retirement she worked tirelessly keeping "her" post office as one of the prettiest ones, always playing in her beloved gardens, paintings to display and cooking for the customers.

Gladys, the "babe" of her family, was predeceased by her parents; and siblings, John and wife, Gracie Scanlon, James and wives, Eunice and Simone Scanlon, and Irene Scanlon Smart and Alfred Smart, all of St. Albans, Vt. Also predeceasing her were special family members, Danny Scanlon Sr., who she help raise as an infant, Robert and wife, Dorothy Scanlon, and Colleen Scanlon, all of St. Albans, Vt. She also lost the love of her life after 25 short years of marriage, Lee C. Barrett, formally of St. Albans, Vt. The older generation is having one great Irish party up there now! Gladys "Bam" is survived by her loving daughter, Callie Barrett and partner, Dr. Reta Roberts, of Amelia Island, Fla.; granddaughter, Kierra Barrett; and special grandchildren, Courteney Lyon, Bryden and Brennen Murphy; and three great-grandchildren, Myeka, Avery and Skye. She is also survived by special niece, Candy and husband, Paul Bilodeau, of St Albans, Vt.; nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends, Marge, Phyllis, Elaine and Laurie; and a lifelong friend of 81 years, Velma Thornton.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at Sandy Point Community Church with private family burial. We will invite all to come and share special memories with us. Bam requested that in lieu of flowers, those inclined could send donations to Sandy Point Community Club or spread lupine seeds all over Sandy Point.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 30, 2012
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