Anne Yaeger Barr
March 1, 1951 - February 14, 2019
Anne Yaeger Barr, 67, of Stratham, NH, died peacefully on February 14, 2019, after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. With her at her death were David Barr, her husband of 48 years, and their three children.
Anne was born in Somerville, NJ on March 1, 1951, the daughter of Robert Yaeger and Margaret Healy. She was raised in Topsfield, MA and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 1969.
Anne studied to be a teacher at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. During college, David and she were married. Following college graduation, they moved to New Hampshire and Anne took her first teaching job at the Crotched Mountain School in Greenfield, NH, working with young deaf students. After a family move to Stratham, NH, she worked in the Rye, NH schools for nearly 30 years, first as teacher in the special-education preschool, and later as a kindergarten teacher at Rye Elementary School.
In addition to her husband David, Anne is survived by her three children, Nathaniel Barr and his wife Heather Wiesman-Barr of Portsmouth, NH and their sons Cortland, Caulder and Brighton; Jared Barr of Stratham, NH; and Hannah Barr and her husband Jesse Gretzinger of Portsmouth, NH and their son Orson. She is also survived by two sisters, Christina Weller of Exeter, NH; and Susan Yaeger of Portsmouth, NH.
A Celebration of Anne's Life will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Rye Elementary School, 461 Sagamore Road in Rye, NH. In lieu of flowers, Anne's family asks that you donate a book in her memory to your local elementary school. Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information please visit brewittfuneralhome.com.