In Memorium

We honor those of our Abilities Without Boundaries family who are no longer with us.

William Berthiaume

May 7, 1970 – November 11, 2018 (Age 48)

Our deepest condolences. We will miss you.

Eleanor M. Barra

October 11, 1923 – March 5, 2022

Our deepest condolences. Mrs. Barra and her husband Nicholas were founding members of Cheshire Occupational Career Opportunities (COCO) which changed its name to Abilities Without Boundaries. Their daughter Paula was for many years a participant in COCO, then AWB day programs. Our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Barra and her extended family, including her son-in-law Stephen and his brother Mark Proffitt. Both Proffitt brothers have served on the Board of Directors of AWB and continue to support our program as volunteers.

Mrs. Barra’s obituary.

Paula Barra, in memorium portrait

Paula A. Barra

June 22, 1961 – January 30, 2023

With much love and appreciation we note the passing of Paula. She was a participant at Abilities Without Boundaries for 40 years. Her parents and extended family served AWB in numerous ways. Prior to her retirement, Paula was a participant at Abilities Without Boundaries in Cheshire for nearly 40 years. She had an unbelievable knack for T.V. trivia, earning her title of “Queen.” She had a love of good food and trips to the casino where she enjoyed playing the penny slots. She had an innate ability to draw people in with her magnetic personality. Her heart was filled with love and compassion beyond understanding. Paula’s memory will live on by all who were lucky enough to know her, love her and be loved unconditionally in return.

Paula’s obituary.