Obituary of Dawn C. Barbieri

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Dawn C. Barbieri, 62 of Housatonic died Monday October 4, 2021 at Springside Nursing and Rehab in Pittsfield. Dawn was born on June 18, 1959 daughter of Shirley (Bever) Hagen and the late John Hagen. She was a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School class of 1977 and attended secretarial and art classes at Berkshire Community College. Dawn worked as an office manager for Hagen Associates in Great Barrington, in the business office at Home Gas, at Kwik Print in Great Barrington and was the Assistant Director and librarian at the Ramsdell Public Library in Housatonic for sixteen years. She was an avid watercolor artist, painting mostly beach and ocean scenes, enjoyed writing poetry and short stories, played tenor, alto and soprano saxophone and was a member of the Earth Angels. Dawn is survived by her mother, Shirley Hagen of Ashville NC, husband Arthur Barbieri of Housatonic whom she married on March 1, 1980 at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, one son, Jesse Barbieri and wife Evelyn of Murrietta CA, one daughter, Jenny Barbieri of Charlotte NC, two brothers, John Hagen and his wife Allison of Franklin MA and Erik Hagen and wife Katie of Ashville NC, one sister Lisa Hagen-Kowalski and husband Steve of Palaski NY and four grandchildren, Giovanni, Vincent, Juevelyn and Jaemi. Dawn was predeceased by her father, John Hagen.

Dawn is also survived by her brother in-law Fred Barbieri, two sisters-in-law Nora Babcock and husband Ron, and Audrey Barbieri, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Dawn Barbieri will be held on Friday October 8 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington with Reverend Tara Tetzlaff officiating. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Dawn’s memory may be made to the Dementia Society of America (Frontotemporal Dementia in the memo line) in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230 Condolences may be made through

7 Responses to Obituary of Dawn C. Barbieri

  1. To Art and Family:
    So very, very sorry to learn of Dawn’s passing. May your love and memories help sustain you in the days ahead. Sending you my sincerest condolences at this difficult time.
    Your Friend,
    Les Munson

  2. To Art, Jenny, Jessie & Family:
    I’m devastated for your loss. I had the privilege of being around Dawn a few times but it was enough to last a lifetime. I’m a better person for those experiences. May God bless you all during this difficult time. Do not mourn Dawns passing but rather Celebrate her life and the impact she left behind. God bless you all.

    Eric Torres

  3. Hagen and Barbieri family
    We are so sorry to learn about Dawn’s passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers
    Dale and Debbie (Rhoades) Rozon

  4. Dearest Art and Family,
    Words aren’t adequate to express my condolences to you. Art, What a great love you and Dawn had. May you find peace in knowing that she is now in the LIght and in peace. Imagine the music that she is hearing and probably playing!! Hugs to all of you as you celebrate her life and mourn her death.

  5. To Art and Family:
    I am sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. She was always so kind and helpful at the library when we went with our kids. I will remember her there, with warmth and love for her community. Narain Schroeder

  6. Dear Art and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. She was such a special and caring woman. She was a gifted humanitarian of music and the arts as well as a teacher of children. She was the lifeblood of Ramsdell Library. Dawn will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  7. Lisa and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all.

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