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“Words can't express our deepest condolences to you and family. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you each day. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Royston & Irene Daley - Orlando, FL

“My condolences to the family during this difficult time. She had such a sweet and gentle spirit. God Bless ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ron Drummonds - Groveland, FL

“Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.She was a awesome woman.Prayers for your family. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: David & Sandi Johnson Jr - TN

“Sympathy and love to the Papetti family.Barbara was always so sweet and soft spoken. She was a dear lady. May your memories of her sustain you. ...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Stearns - Clermont, FL

“May God be your strength in this time of sorrow Wright Family and Friends Matthew 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted....Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: ~Words of comfort~

“Our prayers are with all of the family during this time of grieving. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Sharis and Larry Pike - Lake Mary, FL

“Barabara was one of the sweetest, kindest and nicest people we have ever met. As neighbors for many years, we enjoyed our visits. It was an absolute...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Kathy McKinley - Windermere, FL

“Barbara was part of the Greatest Generation. She was humble, kind, considerate and generous. Never did she speak an unkind word about anyone. She did...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Dave Gentry - Maitland, FL

“She was a great lady and will be missed. We spent a lot of time at their house as kids. Many fond memories there. Now she is with our parents and...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Margaret Weaver Billinger - FL

“May our heavenly father strengthen this dear family to cope with such a great loss at this difficult time. Psalms 145:18,19. My sincere condolences. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Stephanie - Syracuse, NY

“Thinking of you and your family, will truly miss seeing Barbara on your visits to North Carolina. She was a beautiful soul, and so interesting to...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Hurt - Lincolnton, NC

“Clarence and Barbara Papetti were out wonderful neighbors for over 20 years. We have many great memories of them. If you looked up the name Barbara...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Johnson - Cosby, TN - Friend

“She was a dear friend and a special lady; I was honored to be a part of her life. My thoughts and prayers with all of her family. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Sandra Howell - Friend

“RIP lovely lady ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Juanita McCue - Clermont, FL

“So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a truly beautiful person and I consider myself honored and privileged to have known her. My...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Regina Kelly - Las Vegas, NV

“My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Mally Cox - Clermont, FL - Friend

“Mrs. Paetti was the very meaning of a true lady. I always loved and respected her. I will never forget what a kind, loving woman she was. She will be...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Christine Williams - Jolin, MO

“We are so sorry for your loss. With sympathy and love, ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Donna & Phil Love - Orlando

“Our family and friends were influenced in many ways be our loving and compassionate Mother. We will always miss her and think of her every day. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Clare Gentry - Maitland, FL

“Mrs. Papetti was a lovely person and a true example of a lady. I have so many memories of time spent with Clare at the Papetti home. I kept Mr and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Marla Caldwell - Clermont, FL


Barbara Jeanne Wright Papetti, age 91, went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2017. She was a very compassionate person who influenced many lives. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends will greatly miss her. Barbara resided in Clermont since 1966. A loving mother, Barbara, always encouraged her children to learn, not only at school but in all of their activities and hobbies. She was civic minded and always dutiful to her church, community, family and friends. She delighted especially in traveling and visiting her cherished friends and relatives, who greatly enjoyed and appreciated her visits. One of the highlights of her life was a 2008 trip to Italy where she particularly enjoyed visiting our father's relatives.

Barbara was born in McKenzie, Tennessee in 1926, the daughter of Mary Lucy Welch Wright and William Talmage James Brittain Wright. She had many fond memories and often told stories of her childhood on a farm in McKenzie. She graduated from McKenzie High School in 1944. She served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis with post graduate work and studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. She met Clarence Papetti in English class at the University of Tennessee, and they married in 1953.

After leaving Memphis, they lived in Jacksonville, Florida; Huntington L.I., New York; and finally Clermont, Florida. She worked as an RN at South Lake Memorial Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1992. In retirement, she kept very active with, church, volunteer work, genealogical research, writing her memoirs, travel and spending time with her extended family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her four children and their spouses, Rosemary Leonard (Tim) of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Thomas Papetti (Julie) of Huntsville, Alabama, Clare Gentry (Dave) of Maitland, Florida, and Lawrence Papetti (Margaret) of Lilburn, Georgia; by one sister, Martha Elizabeth Wright Wharton of Spartanburg, South Carolina; by nine grandchildren, Matthew Leonard, Katie Crawford, Eric Papetti, Christopher Papetti, Alexandra Willis, Katherine Gentry, Mary Papetti, Regina Papetti, and Noelle Gentry; by eight great-grandchildren; and by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be at South Lake Presbyterian Church, 131 Chestnut St, Clermont, Florida on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. followed by the funeral service at 2:30 pm. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Clermont, immediately following the service. A reception at South Lake Presbyterian Church, will follow the burial. Donations, in Barbara's memory, can be made to South Lake Presbyterian Church, 131 Chestnut St., Clermont, Florida 34711.Arrangements are being provided by Brewer and Sons Funeral Home, Clermont, Florida 34711, (352)-394-8500 www.brewerfuneral.com