Barbara Jean (Smith) Marsh, 83, of Middletown, Conn. (formerly of Rockland), beloved wife of Donald R. Marsh, died April 19, 2010.

She was born in New Britain, Conn., daughter of the late Clifton and Anna (Hennig) Smith. She had worked as a secretary for Fafnir Bearings in New Britain.

Barbara enjoyed creating beautiful jewelry. She had a knack for growing houseplants and loved candles, but her greatest joy was shopping.

Besides her husband, she leaves her son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Marsh of Meriden, Conn.; a brother, Clifton Smith, of East Hampton; a half-sister, Margaret Riley, of Maine; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Mona Janelle.

A funeral service was held April 23 at Rose Hill Funeral Home in Rocky Hill, Conn., with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park.