Barbara's Story

DEXTER - Barbara B. Clukey, 94, died May 26, 2014, at her home in Dexter. She was born January 16, 1920, in St. Albans, the daughter of Ralph and Grace (Bowker) Sampson.

She graduated from N.H. Fay High School in Dexter. She worked as a clerk at the Ben Franklin Store for many years, and was a long time member of the Dexter Universalist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Anthony J. Clukey; a special grandson, Gordon Weaver; brothers, Ellwood and George Sampson. She is survived by 6 children, Dorothy Starzyk of Springfield, MA, Elaine Kitrosser of San Jose, CA, Laurel Curtis of Dexter, and Carlton, Stephen and Donald Clukey, all of Dexter; a sister, Shirley Palmer of MA; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday, June 2, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3rd, at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferndale Cemetery in Ripley. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Dexter Historical Society, P.O. Box 481, Dexter, ME 04930. For an online guest register, go to
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