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  • Caroline K. Barragan

  • Caroline K. Barragan, 89, of 9 Pennsylvania Ave., Ilion, formerly of Salisbury Corners, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Valley Health Services, Herkimer.

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  • Caroline K. Barragan, 89, of 9 Pennsylvania Ave., Ilion, formerly of Salisbury Corners, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Valley Health Services, Herkimer.
    She was born on Sept. 4, 1922, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Phillip and Sophie (Muller) Knoblauch. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School and furthered her education at business school in New Jersey.
    She was united in marriage to her husband, Harold Barragan, on Feb. 18, 1950, at the Christ Lutheran Church, Little Falls. Mr. Barragan predeceased her on Sept. 15, 1972.
    Mrs. Barragan was a lifelong and active member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Little Falls, where she served over the years on the church council, the altar guild and read the sermon for Sunday services.
    An avid gardener and blueberry picker, she also enjoyed baking and was known for her pies and rolls, spending time with her family and friends, and was a loyal Yankees fan.
    Mrs. Barragan was employed, at one time, for the Hale Manufacturing Co., Herkimer, the Cherry - Burrell Corp., Little Falls, and was last employed as a customer service representative for the Rawlings - Adirondack Co., Dolgeville, retiring in 1987.
    She is survived by her son, David J. Barragan, of Canajoharie; her daughters, Colleen Stark, of Ashland, Ky., Claudia Schlichtmann and her husband, Jan, of Beverly, Mass., and Cathleen Lester and her husband, Thomas, of Ilion, with whom she resided, and Tom referred to as “Mother-in-Law;” nine grandchildren, Ryan Stark, Rachel Stark and fiance, Jordan Clark, and Daniel Stark, Elliott Lester, Tucker Lester and Benjamin Lester, Max Schlichtmann, Zak Schlichtmann and Sophia Schlichtmann; her nephew, William, and his wife, Linda Knoblauch, of Boynton Beach, Fla., who was like a son to her; her cousin, Eleanor Keil, of Dolgeville; dear friend, Helen Maksymicz, of Little Falls; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved cat, Meshugeneh. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel M. Barragan, on Oct. 1, 1986, and by her bothers, Edward, in 1993, and William, in 2005.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, with the Rev. Karen Casperson officiating. Interment will take place in Salisbury Rural Cemetery, town of Salisbury.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 9 to 10 a.m. and to attend the funeral services to follow.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Barragan be considered to the Christ Lutheran Church, 14 Petrie St., Little Falls, NY 13365, or to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.
    The family would like to thank Dr. Dhabhar and his wife, Navaz, and staff for the wonderful care they gave throughout the years, also the staff at Slocum Dickson, New Hartford, Valley Health Services, Herkimer, and the Alternatives Program staff of Herkimer County.