Barbara Ann Reach Zarpentine, 85, of Barters Island, Boothbay, died unexpectedly Aug. 18, 2021 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine.
Born in East Orange, New Jersey on Dec. 27, 1935, she was the daughter of Rudolph S. Reach and Florence (Nichols) Reach. She moved as a child to the suburb of Wayne, New Jersey then West Milford, New Jersey until 1994 when she retired to Boothbay.
She was a member of the first graduating class of Wayne High School and was then employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone as an operator. Later she had the position of Transportation Coordinator for the West Milford Township Board of Education before retiring and moving to Maine.
Mrs. Zarpentine was a member of the Pequannock Reformed Church, Wayne, New Jersey, the West Milford Presbyterian Church, West Milford, New Jerset and was currently a member of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor.
She loved Maine and enjoyed sharing it with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed watching and feeding the local birds, the sunsets over the river and sailing with her beloved husband.
She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 45 years, Lee Stanton Zarpentine.
Survivors include three sons, Drew of Mansfield, New Jersey, Dane and his wife MaryAnn of Vernon, New Jersey, Daren and his wife Kay of Harrison, Idaho; daughter, Elizabeth Robinson of Venice, Florida; five grandsons, three granddaughters, three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; one sister, Bonnie and her husband Curt of St. Cloud, Florida; one brother, Brian and his wife Nancy of Lutz, Florida; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service was held on the Sheepscot River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fuel Fund at the Community Resource Council, P.O. Box 43, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.