Eileen D. Barter

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 9:00am

Eileen Diann Brewer Barter, born Feb. 9, 1954, in Trenton, New Jersey to Edwin and Lorraine Brewer, passed away peacefully with her loving husband and children by her side on Sept. 30, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine.

Eileen grew up in Trenton and moved to Boothbay when she was 14 years old where she met the love of her life Ernie. Family loved visiting with Eileen and listening to her many stories. One of the greatest stories ever told by her was the love story of her and Ernie. “I saw him at the bowling alley, looked at my cousin and said, 'I’m going to marry that man.’ " and on Feb. 28, 1970, she did.  

Eileen worked at several different places in the Boothbay region throughout her life as a chambermaid, receptionist, and bookkeeper. Some of her passions were dancing, writing, crocheting and other handicrafts. She used her talents in crafts to create her own business at one point called “Eileen’s Creations.”  Later she enjoyed teaching and passing along her gift of crafts onto her beloved grandchildren.  

Eileen is predeceased by her parents, sisters Gloria Larkin and Bernadette Osgood and her son Cory Barter.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Barter, son Brian and Jeannie Barter of Walpole, son Brent and Elizabeth Barter of Whitefield, daughter Michele and fiancé Nicholas Ripley of East Boothbay, brother Edwin and Jackie Brewer, sister Loriann and Stanley Barter, and brother David and Cheri Brewer.

One of her greatest joys in life was the special time she spent with her nine grandchildren, Cody, Courtney, Stephen, Colin, Cole, Allyson, Madeleine, Isabelle and Gabriel and step grandchildren, Travis, Courtney and Kasie as well as her nine great-grandchildren.  

There will be a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Halls of Boothbay. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Halls of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Maine. The committal will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay.

Donations in Eileen’s name may be made to The Sisters of the Precious Blood, 4000 Denlinger Road, Dayton, Ohio 45426.

Halls of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Eileen, or to share a story or picture, visit her Book of Memories at