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BEVERLY - Barbarayn Filippetta Faircloth, 83, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Mount Carmel Nursing Home, Manchester, N.H., after a long battle with dementia.
Born in Hampton, Va., on July 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Vera K. (Daniels) Faircloth. She resided in Marblehead with her husband, Richard Filippetta, for many years before moving to Beverly in 1972, where she resided for 35 years.
Barbarayn loved people and was always surrounded by friends and family. She had many interests including painting, writing, singing, dancing and antiquing.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Bert Leysath of Gloucester, Mass., and Darlene and Jim Underhill of Exeter, N.H.; two sisters, Marie Lancer and Karen Prince, both of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; four grandchildren, Terry Filippetta and Alexa Petropoulos, both of Las Vegas, Nev., Bertha Crowley of Nahant, Mass., and John Leysath of Gloucester, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Jessee Petropoulos and Brianna Mann, both of Las Vegas, and June Crowley of Nahant; two nieces, Nancy Lane Geisel and Carolyn Lane Stern, both of Lorain, Ohio; and three nephews, William Lancer of Land O' Lakes, John Lancer of North Carolina and Steven Lane of Houston, Texas. She also leaves 11 great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Mary Lane Lancer and Iris Vale Faircloth; one brother, John Edward Lane; and three nephews, Roger Lancer Jr., Ernest Lancer and Tice Lee Lancer.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her celebration of life will be held on Thursday in the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 6 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 (www.DementiaSociety.org/donate). Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on February 18, 2018
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