Charlotte M. Barker, 73, of Newport, VT passed away suddenly on May 28, 2012 at her home. She was born August 20, 1938 in Portland, Oregon a daughter of Harry and Marjorie (Brearey) French. On May 27, 1960 she married Charles Barker who survives her. Mrs. Barker sold Avon products for 25 years in both Maine and New York. She enjoyed cooking, especially making pies and the company of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Charles Barker of Newport, VT, by her sons: Charles Barker 111 and his wife Judith of Morrisville, NC; and David Nitsch and his wife Sharon of Avon,NY; and by the following grandchildren: Eric, Ryan, Kevin, Alex, Christine, and Matthew. She is also survived by her brother Paul Brearey of Kentucky, and by her sister Joanne Brearey of Syracuse, NY and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Richard Nitsch. Services will be held at a later date in Avon, NY. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O.Box 11454,Alexandria, Virginia 22312. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.