Barbara (Sixt) Perdue, 77, of Danvers, formerly of Hamilton,
Sarasota, FL, and Aiken, SC, died on July 23, 2014, after a four
year struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, a disease with no known cause
or cure. She was the wife of Carl M. Perdue, her loving husband of
fifty-four years and dedicated caretaker throughout her illness.
Born in New Brunswick, NJ on February 28, 1937, daughter of the late
Henry and Esther (Revere) Sixt, she was a graduate of Trenton State
College (The College of New Jersey).
Married in 1960 the Perdues made their home and raised their four
children in Hamilton for thirty-five years.
an involved parent she briefly taught at the Hamilton High School
and was the founder of several school organizations, including
Friends of Winthrop School, all of which are still doing great work
today. Her fifth “child” was Over the Rainbow, a bridal
service which she started, and it continues to grow after
thirty-eight years in business.
Barbara loved entertaining, golf, traveling, reading, crafts, a good
discussion, casinos, and family reunions. She enjoyed many things,
but family and friends topped the list. She was a dedicated mother
and grandmother and true friend to all who knew her.
addition to her husband Carl she is survived by two daughters,
Jacqueline P. Martin and her husband Bill of Hamilton, Cynthia L.
Perdue-Dolan and her husband Dennis of Butte, MT; two sons, Carl M.
Perdue, Jr. of Middleton, James H. Perdue and his wife Susan of San
Diego, CA; eight grandchildren, Billy and Catherine Martin both of
Hamilton, Nate, Maddy and Perrin Perdue all of CA, Abigail, Tommy
and Patrick Dolan all of MT; a brother, Leonard Sixt of FL; a
sister, Elizabeth Zagari of NJ and several nieces and nephews.
The celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held
on Saturday, July 26 at 11 am in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 50
Union Street, Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to a
charity of one’s choice.