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Donna Barringer

March 5, 1952 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Donna M. Barringer, 71, of Stuyvesant and formerly of Copake. Passed away peacefully on September 16, 2023 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family after battling leukemia. She was born in Rutland, Vermont on March 5, 1952 to the late Donald “Buzz” Cummings and Betty (Sisco) Cummings. In 1970, she graduated from Webutuck Central School and shortly thereafter she married Frederick Barringer. 

Donna was the office manager for Copake Veterinary office for 37 years. She worked with Dr. George Beneke, who became more of a friend than a boss. After retiring from there she assisted with running the family dairy farm, Hill Over Farm. They also delivered bottled milk in glass bottles from the farm and their farm stand sold milk, cheese and served many ice cream cones over the years. She enjoyed birdwatching and especially enjoyed watching hummingbirds.

Donna is survived by her husband Fred, her daughters, Hope Barringer and her companion Rich Stickle, Vanessa Dunning and her husband Shawn. Four grandchildren, Brock & Carli Hathaway and Colin & Allie Dunning. Her mother, Betty Cummings, three sisters; Carol (Alan Rabideau) Cummings, Betsy Lamay, Becky (Bill) Stanton. Brother Donald (Stacey Rennia) Cummings, Brock & Carli’s father, Dexter Hathaway. Her great aunt & uncle, Paul (Joan) Cummings, in addition to several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her brother in law Darrell Lamay. 

A time for sharing memories and offering condolences will be held on Saturday September 23, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, 8063 Route 22, Copake. Interment will take place privately. 

In lieu of flowers donations in Donna’s memory are requested to Hathaway’s Helping Hands or the Columbia County 4H, Dairy Program.

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