Mirren <I>Muir</I> Barrie

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Mirren Muir Barrie

Glasgow City, Scotland
Death 20 Jun 2004 (aged 89)
Berlin, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 22687994 · View Source
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Published in the Times Argus- (Jun/24/2004)

WATERBURY CENTER Mirren Barrie, 89, passed away peacefully at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Sunday, June 20, 2004.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 5, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Marion (Barnett) Muir.

On March 23, 1942, she married Tod T. Barrie in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Mr. Barrie passed away on October 26, 1996. She and her husband had made their home in Waterbury Center since 1973.

A gifted and creative artist, Mirren was one of the leading historical and ethnic doll artists in the United States. Her work is shown in several museums and many private collections, including the Waterbury Public Library where she shows a collection of dolls commemorating Waterbury¡¦s Bicentennial. She spoke extensively on historical dolls at schools, libraries and civic organizations throughout central Vermont.

Her memberships included the National Association of American Doll Artists (NIADA), the Green Mountain Doll Club, the Renaissance Doll Club of Detroit, Michigan, the Embroiderer¡¦s Guild of America, and the Daughters of the British Empire. Locally, Mirren was active in Revitalizing Waterbury, was a red phone dispatcher for the Waterbury Ambulance Service, and was an active member of the Waterbury Congregational Church and Circle II. In her leisure time, she was an avid gardener with a great love and extensive knowledge of plants, as well as a voracious reader with a fondness of fiction, historical novels and history.

Mirren is survived by her two daughters, Sheilah B. Rostow of New Haven, CT, and Elspeth Barrie Larsen and her husband, Peter, of Copenhagen, Denmark; her grandchildren, Katrin B. Larsen and Ian B. Larsen; and a niece, Claire D. Little of Newport Oregon.

A memorial service to celebrate and remember Mirren¡¦s life will be held from the Waterbury Congregational Church at 11 a.m. on June 29, 2004.

Private inurnment will take place in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury.

Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 22687994
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mirren Muir Barrie (5 Feb 1915–20 Jun 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22687994, citing Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .