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April 24, 1924 - December 1, 2010
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Gordon Joseph Barkyoumb, 86, of Hopkinton formerly of Vermont, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at his home in Hopkinton. Born in Vermont he was the son of the late Clara and Edward Barkyoumb. He was the husband of Ramona Barkyoumb of Hopkinton.
His love of family was evident. He treasured the family gatherings. A
jokester at heart- he loved to make others laugh and his love of life was
contagious. Gordon was a music lover. Frequently referred to as the
“Vermont Fiddler” and winning numerous contests -he brought people
together with his music. As a former farmer, his love of the land stayed
with him as he enjoyed his tractor and his garden. His love of animals
never left him- he always had the best trained dogs and of course loved
his cats. He loved his Red Sox and remained a loyal fan throughout the
years. How lucky he was to see them win another World Series!
Besides his wife of 66 years, Gordon is survived by his children; Alan
Barkyoumb and his wife Judy of Fairfax VT, Eileen McGarry of St . Albans
VT, and Diane (Barkyoumb)Tappan and husband Douglas of Hopkinton MA.; and a sister in law, Joyce Barkyoumb of Fairfax, VT. Affectionately known as
“Pepe,” he also leaves behind his grandchildren; Tammy Barkyoumb Retalic
and her husband David of Framingham, MA , Lori Barkyoumb of Georgia, VT and Shawn Barkyoumb of Swanton VT,(children of Alan) Eric Burkett (wife Lisa
Burkett) (child of Eileen McGarry), John and Evan Tappan of Hopkinton, MA
(children of Diane and Douglas Tappan) and his Great Grandchildren. Tyler
and Brendan Retalic (children of David and Tammy Retalic). He is
predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm in St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com.
A celebration of his life will occur in the Spring of 2011. In Lieu of flowers: donations may be sent to: Friends of the Seniors 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to a Charity of Choice