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Obituary: Jeanette Mackie Barber

Jeanette Mackie Barber peacefully died at 2:25 a.m., June 18, 2010, at her home in Gainesville, Florida after a recent stroke June 11. Jeanette Barber was born in Seattle, Washington on October 7, 1918 and lived in Venice, Osprey and Gainesville, Florida for the past 30 years.


Jeanette attended the University of Washington and Julliard School of Music in New York City. She met her husband Theodore W. Barber, while she was attending Julliard 
and he was attending Columbia University. They lived in Seattle while Ted was serving as a Marine Captain in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Jeanette moved to Manhasset, Long Island after her husband completed New York Law School, where she resided for over 20 years. She was a past president of the Manhasset Junior League, taught violin and enjoyed being a concert violinist most of her life. She was a member of The Long Island Trio and the Bel Art Trio. Both groups gave numerous performances for clubs, colleges, schools, libraries, and performing arts festivals on Long Island and New York City. She was also active with her violin in Venice, Florida. Jeanette is survived by her children Ted Barber (Lake Butler, FL), Greg Barber (Northport, NY) and Ann Barber Horton (Gainesville, FL). She has nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests any donation in Jeanette’s name be made to Haven Hospice in Gainesville or any Hospice based upon the outstanding service they provide.

A family and friends gathering will be held in Calverton, Long Island, New York on July 17 at 10 a.m. for a memorial service at the Congregational Church.