1948 – 2023
Putnam – Barbara (Smith) Cotnoir, 74, of Pomfret Street passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Hartford Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard Cotnoir. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Dugan) Smith.
Barbara worked for The Hartford Insurance Company as a Director for many years, after which she held positions with the Putnam Special Education Department, and Rawson Sand and Gravel.
Barbara is survived by her son, Joshua Roos of Putnam, CT, her grandchildren, Zachary Roos of Putnam, CT and Haley Fish of St. Petersburg, FL; her two brothers, John Smith (Susan) of Lenexa, KS, and Jeff Smith (Robin) Of Olathe, KS; her sister, Carol Whiteside (Joel) of Kansas City, MO; her sister-in-law, Michelle Cotnoir (Gary Samson) of Concord, NH and two brothers-in-law, Ernest Cotnoir, Esq. (Madeline Oden) of Putnam, CT and Marc Cotnoir (Laura) of Woodstock, CT.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 10AM at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Those wishing to honor Barbara’s life are urged to donate to the ALS Association, Worcester, MA chapter at ALS.org.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
In loving memory of my friend and co-worker Barbara, May she Rest In Peace.
Joshua, I am very sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time and we are thinking about you and your family.