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  • Barbara J. (Harris) Doxtader DeCarlis

  • Barbara J. (Harris) Doxtader DeCarlis, 76, of Newport, passed away peacefully Jan. 6, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her loving family at her side.

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  • Barbara J. (Harris) Doxtader DeCarlis, 76, of Newport, passed away peacefully Jan. 6, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her loving family at her side.
    She was born on July 5, 1936, in Dolgeville, the daughter of the late Frank Harris and Loretta (Siver) Harris, and was educated in Dolgeville schools. In 1953, Barb married Carl Doxtader. Mr. Doxtader passed away in 1970. She later married Paul DeCarlis; together they owned and ran DeCarlo’s Restaurant on Bleecker Street in Utica.
    Prior to her retirement, Barb was employed at the Utica Psychiatric Center, Utica, for many years. In her earlier years, she was very active in horse barrel racing. Barb had a great compassion for horses; she owned numerous horses over the years. She loved all animals, especially her canine companion, Cookie.
    Barb is survived by her loving children, Carl and Sharon Doxtader, of Newport, Brian Doxtader, of Deer Park, Texas, James Doxtader, of Ilion, and Michelle DeCarlis, of Utica; her siblings, Donald Harris, of Cobleskill, Frank Harris, of Herkimer, Linda Button, of Clifton Park, Cathy Miller, of Johnstown, and Shirley Harris, of Herkimer; her beloved nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Barb’s funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 4 p.m. from the chapel of the Applegate-Day and Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, town of Frankfort. Spring interment will take place in Dolgeville Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her parents. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 2 p.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.
    Contributions, in Barb’s memory, may be given to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.applegateandday.com.
    The family has entrusted her arrangements and care to the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home.
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