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Barbara Jean Kilcran-Tulipani

July 1, 1930 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 91)


Barbara Jean Kilcran - Tulipani passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 5, 2021. Barbara was born on July 1, 1930 in Ridgefield, CT to the late Mary and Gilbert Peterson.

Barbara was a graduate of Ridgefield High School where she was a sports enthusiast and dedicated athlete in both basketball and softball. In her later years, Barbara was an avid bowler and enjoyed many days playing cards with family and friends. Over the course of her life she worked at Wiltech, Ridgefield High School, Viacom, Vital Works and East Ridge Middle School. After retirement, she spent many afternoons at Founders Hall and enjoyed tag sales and church fairs. She loved hosting holiday gatherings and spending time with family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her loving children Gary Kilcran and Terry Hill of Woodbury, Ted Kilcran of Ridgefield, Rex and Lori Kilcran of Ridgefield, and Mike and Michele Kilcran of Ridgefield, her grandchildren Shannon and Dan Freda of Danbury, Kimberly Kilcran of West Hartford, Adam Kilcran of Ridgefield, and Amanda Kilcran and Chris Schutte of Bethel. She will be also be incredibly missed by her great-grandchildren Courtney, Meah, Brynn, Gabby, Aidan, Luke and Chase, as well as her nephews Ritchie and Stevie Carboni of Ridgefield, and her beloved cat Morley.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Tulipani, her sister Shirley Carboni and her son Barry Kilcran.

A Graveside Funeral Service and Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ridgefield, CT on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM; there will be no calling hours.

The family kindly requests that you make contributions on Barbara’s behalf to the RVNA of Ridgefield - 27 Governor Street; Ridgefield, CT 06877, We’d like to thank her amazing caregivers from the RVNA, Adriana, Tashandra, Tweedie, Isabel, Chrissy and Sandy.

Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in care of arrangements.


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Graveside Funeral Service and Interment
October 9, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary Cemetery Ridgefield
110 North Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877


RVNA Health
27 Governor Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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