In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara Irene Poitras

Barbara (Madsen) Poitras, 88, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of 52 years to the late Louis "Louie” Poitras, entered into eternal rest at Evergreen Healthcare on Friday, November 22, 2019. Daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret (Flannery) Madsen, she born in Hartford on February 5, 1931. Barbara was employed by Travelers Insurance for over 13 years. In her free time, she loved to shop. Barbara was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Her family would like to thank the nursing staff and CNAs of Evergreen on Maple Lane for their compassion, love and understanding and exceptional care of Barbara.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Ellie Puchkoris and her husband Tony of Enfield; her son, Steven F. Poitras and his wife, Christine of Suffield; three grandchildren, Amber Majka and her husband, Derek of Charlotte, NC; Jesse Maciolek of Enfield and Chanel Marie Poitras of Suffield; her step grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, Christopher and Clairessa Chaput; her great grandchildren, Seth, Ethan, Zoe, Elijah, and Joshua Maciolek, and Sadie and Aiden Chaput; her special friend, Mike Maciolek, and her beloved pet, Doc.
Services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Windsor Locks Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit