Gladys Scanlon Barrett
Stockton Springs — Gladys "Bam" Scanlon Barrett, 87, of Sandy Point passed on peacefully in her daughters arms on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Amelia Island, Fla., where she resided with her daughter. Mrs. Barrett was born in St. Albans, Vt., on Dec. 28, 1924, to John and Mae Scanlon Sr.
Gladys completed high school and began studying in the convent, only to leave due to family obligations. Gladys worked at CV railroad for many years prior to her relocation to Maine. As a testimonial to her hard working ethics she worked as an office manager, secretary to a bank president and then Post Mistress at the Sandy Point Post office. She was one of the oldest working “Post Masters” when she retired at over 80 and she won many awards, rarely took time off and received letters of congratulations from the governor, senators and the President. After retirement she worked tirelessly keeping “her” Post office as one of the prettiest ones always playing in her beloved gardens, paintings to display and cooking for the customers.
Gladys the “babe” of her family was preceded in passing by her parents and siblings, John and wife Gracie Scanlon, James and wifes Eunice and Simone Scanlon, Irene Scanlon Smart and Alfred Smart all of St. Albans, Vt. Also passing prior were special family members Danny Scanlon Sr. who she helped raise as an infant, Robert and wife Dorothy Scanlon and Colleen Scanlon all of St. Albans. She also lost the love of her life after 25 short years of marriage, Lee C Barrett, formally of St. Albans. The older generation is having one great Irish party up there now!
Bam is survived by her loving daughter, Callie Barrett and her partner Dr. Reta Roberts of Amelia Island, granddaughter Kierra Barrett, and special grandchildren Courteney Lyon, Bryden and Brennen Murphy and three great grandchildren, Myeka, Avery and Skye . She is also survived by special niece Candy and her husband Paul Bilodeau of St Albans, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews and special friends, Marge, Phyllis, Elaine, Laurie, and a lifelong friend of 81 years, Velma Thornton.
A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at the Sandy Point Community Church with private family burial. We will invite all to come and share special memories with us. Bam requested that in lieu of flowers, those inclined, could send donations to the Sandy Point Community Club or spread lupine seeds all over Sandy Point.