Barbara Leake Pfenninger, 87, of West Haven passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the Sister Anne Virginie Grimes Health Center in New Haven. Born in West Haven, daughter of the late Carolyn Cole Leake and George Maurice Leake, she lived in West Haven for most of her life. Barbara was employed at the Southern New England Telephone Company for many years, retiring in 1986.
Surviving are her daughter, Carol Pfenninger Salerno and her husband Michael; son Arnold S. Pfenninger and his wife Mary Ann; grandchildren Caralyn Salerno Legant and her husband Brad; Daniel M. Salerno and his wife Austin; sisters-in-law Evelyn D. Leake and Mary Anne Pfenninger Riordan; cousins Jane and Jerry Krueger, several nieces and nephews, close personal friends.
A memorial service will be celebrated SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 at 9:30 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, 2nd floor, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067 (or online) or to the Sister Anne Virginie Grimes Health Center 1354 Chapel St., New Haven, CT. 06511.