Sidney O. Barnsley

Published 10:22 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sidney O. Barnsley, formerly of Canton, Mass. passed away on March 6, 2013 in Meredith, N.H.
He was born in Boston, Mass. on October 8, 1923.

He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as B-17 pilot and saw duty in England. He married Carla Bergren on June 25, 1944. They were posted to Roswell, N.M. for the remainder of his tour. While in New Mexico, two of their children were born.

They returned to Canton, Mass. where they lived until 1985. Sidney was employed as a printer until 1967 when he changed careers and became a graphic arts teacher at the Blue Hills Regional Technical High School.

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During their years in Canton, he was active in Trinity Episcopal Church, Canton and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon as a lay reader and Sunday School superintendent. They also had three more children during this time. He retired from teaching in 1985 and moved with his wife to Bethlehem and then Tryon.