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Anne Barr Anderson

January 31, 1949 — December 2, 2023

Norwalk, Conn.

Anne Barr Anderson

Anne Barr Anderson of Norwalk, Conn. passed away on December 2, 2023, at the age of 74. She was born on January 31, 1949 in Owensboro, KY to Virginia Barr and Atty. John B. Anderson. She was the final family member of S.W. Anderson, founder of the eponymous Owensboro department store.  Anne Barr was 1967 graduate of Owensboro High School, where she was a member of the track and golf teams, the Rose Curtain Players, and the OHS Chorus from which she was chosen for the Kentucky All State Chorus.  She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1971, where she was a member of the synchronized swim team.

Anne Barr moved to Atlanta where she worked for 4 years. She moved to Connecticut in 1975 and worked at Gaastra Sails before joining GenDataComm in 1976. Later she worked at Benefit Admin and then Gary Oberst Law firm, from which she retired.

In 1980 she became a certified scuba diver and along with Shirlee Maddren and Peter Romano traveled to 22 countries to dive and explore. She loved going to NYC for theater, opera, brunches, and dinner with friends. Anne Barr was a member of Oak Hills 9-hole golf league until her illness prevented playing.

Survivors include her cousins Mary Barr Cabell and John Fletcher Barr, III, both of Owensboro, Shirlee Maddren, her friend and partner for 45 years and her acquired family; Gladys and John DiDia, Don and Sheila Freitag and their family.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday December 7 from 4-7 pm at Magner Funeral Home 12 Mott Ave. Norwalk, Conn. A Graveside service will be held on Friday December 8, 11:00 am at Riverside Cemetery 81 Riverside Ave. in Norwalk. Memories and messages of condolence may be shared at or


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