Obituary: Former Town Employee, Daughter of the Revolution, Doris Barclay, 97

The following is an obituary DeVito Funeral Home

Doris Esther Barclay (Little) of Lexington passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at the age of 97. She was the wife of the late Laurence L. Barclay and the daughter of the late Esther C. and David H. Little.

Doris had been a resident of Lexington since 1956 and just recently moving to Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, MA.

Doris was the Collector of Taxes for 18 years, 10 of those years as the Assistant Treasurer for Lexington. She retired from town service in 1986 and turned to volunteer work at Buckman Tavern Gift Shop and at Symmes Hospital in Arlington.

She had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) since 1985 and traced her ancestors back to 1450. The genealogy book she created of her ancestry is in the DAR Library in Washington, DC. Her ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary Battle at Lexington came up from Connecticut. In the Lexington Chapter of DAR she held various offices, including Regent.

Doris also crocheted over one hundred baby afghan blankets over the years. Many of which she donated to the Project Linus, which greatly appreciated her support.

She leaves two sons, Richard L. Barclay and wife Roberta of Holden, ME and David L. Barclay and wife Anne of Wrentham, MA, five grandchildren, Leigh Anne Emory, Matthew R. Barclay, Amy E. Stiga, Madelyn Vertenten and Alexander Bruehl, also survived by her seven great grandchildren.

A private Committal Service will be held at Westview Cemetery, Lexington, The Reverend Whitney H. Burr, a close family friend, officiating. In lieu of flowers one may contribute in Doris' name to Project Linus PO Box 5621, Bloomington, IL 61702-5621. Per her request services are private.


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