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Barbara L. Sullivan, 74, of Vernon, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1941 in Newport Rhode Island to the late Leslie and Beatrice (Smith) Sullivan. Barbara was a graduate of Rogers High School in Newport. She would go on to earn her degree in nursing, moving to Connecticut and working with Newington Children's Hospital for over 15 years. Barbara had a strong Christian faith, she was a parishioner of St. Luke's in Ellington and would read the bible daily. She was a woman of simple tastes, she loved music and dancing; others knew her as kind hearted, and thoughtful. Barbara leaves her friend and ex-husband Gabriel Gargiulo; her sons Marc Gargiulo and his wife Julie of Ellington, Michael Gargiulo and Rebecca Altomare of Ellington; her brothers Thomas Sullivan and his wife Maureen of Annandale, VA, William Sullivan and his wife Ann of Middletown, Rhode Island; her sister Elizabeth Rowbotham and her husband Charles of Florida; her grandchildren Evan, Dylan, and Joseph Gargiulo, along with Gage Brennan; her faithful canine companion Bindi the Shih Tzu; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd. South Windsor, CT from 4 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 directly at St. Luke's Church, 141 Maple St, Ellington, CT 06029 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Rockville. Memorial Donations in Barbara's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Ste 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058.