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Barbara Sinclair

Obituary of Barbara Sinclair

Barbara (Woundy) Sinclair, 91, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2023,

surrounded by family, after a long illness. For the past two years, she had been a

resident at The Landings in Poughkeepsie but recently in the Hospice Suite at the


Barbara lived a long and happy life. She was very kind, giving, and faithful. Barbara

was lovingly known as Babs, Mom, Grammie, Auntie, and Barbie. She was loved by

everyone dearly and will be greatly missed. Barbara was born in Brookfield,

Connecticut July 29, 1931, one of four children of the late Kenneth and Dorothy

(Francis) Woundy. She loved school and was the valedictorian in her senior year at a

private school in Florida. She then enrolled at the University of Connecticut Storrs

where she met and married her beloved late husband, Neil Sinclair. They lived in Maine,

New Hampshire, and Connecticut before settling in LaGrangeville, NY for 55 years.


Barbara was devoted to her family of five children, five grandchildren, and ten great-

grandchildren. She loved to host large holiday gatherings and was always available


when support was needed. Over the years, she gave loving care to her ailing father,

brothers, mother, mother-in-law, and husband. She also loved to look after children and

volunteered often to watch her grandchildren. A very important part of Barbara’s life

was her religion and her church community. Barbara was a member of Trinity United

Methodist Church in LaGrangeville for 5 decades. One of her greatest pleasures was

singing in the choir and being involved in her church community with family and

friends. She volunteered for committees, functions, the food pantry, and fundraising.

She also gave time to serve her larger community by volunteering for Hospice, sewing

costumes for Poughkeepsie Ballet Theater, and fundraising for the Parkinson’s

Foundation. Barbara loved to stay active in her free time by poetry writing, gardening,

reading, bird watching, crafts, sewing, baking, and traveling.

Barbara is survived by her beloved sons, daughters, and their spouses. Richard

Sinclair, Mark Sinclair (Karen), Sharon Sinclair Young ( Stephen), Sandra Sinclair, Donna

Sinclair Burke (Brian). Barbara also leaves her grandchildren John Merriam (Jen), Eric

Sinclair ( Samantha), Andrew Sinclair ( Lauren), Catherine Young McCormick (Mike),

Kayla Burke, and her great-grandchildren, Jonah, Jared, Jake, Gracie, Connor, Gus,

Charleigh, Riley, Quinn, and Emma. She is survived by her older sister Janet Bardawell

and her nieces and nephews Linda Heider (Terry), Bob Williamson (Joan), Nancy Duval

( Gary), Steve Williamson (Annie) Michael Woundy, Debra Woundy (Jacqueline), as well

as her cousins Carol Lamson Astin, Don Lamson, and Doris ( Lamson) McClung. She is

preceded in death by her husband Neil Sinclair (2001), brothers Kenneth Jr (Laura) and

John Woundy, her niece Joanne Williamson, son-in-law Robert Rockefeller, and cousin

Diane ( Lamson) Barber.

Visitation  will be held at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home in Poughkeepsie, NY, 371 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie NY,

12603 on February 17, 2023 from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist

Church in LaGrangeville on February 18th at 1:00 PM. Immediately following the services will be a

burial at the Trinity United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be

made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Hospice, or Trinity United

Methodist Church. To Leave an Online condolence please visit our website at


“We will be offering the service both live and via Zoom (see link below).   If you will be participating via Zoom, please plan to sign in 5-10 minutes early and remain MUTED unless asked to do otherwise.  This is our first Zoom of this kind of service and we don't want to disturb the solemnity of the occasion.”  


           “ Immediately following the service, there will be a short graveside ceremony as well which will not be available via Zoom.”


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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Church Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Trinity United Methodist Church
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Church Service

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Trinity United Methodist Church
Cross Road, <no data>
LaGrangville, New York, United States