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Mary Ann Kirwin Barnard

Mary Ann Kirwin Barnard
  • November 6, 1939 - May 13, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • To honor Mary Ann contributions may be made to:
  • East Cooper Habitat for Humanity
    P.O. Box 990
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

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“Dear Dave and family,I was so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. I remember meeting her through Carolyn Letts and had many pleasant times in her...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Ann Marvel - Wilmington, DE

“Dear Dave and family My condolences on your loss of Mary Ann.. After being introduced to her many years ago by Carolyn Letts I recall fun times...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Ann Marvel - Wilmington, DE

“Dear Dave and Family,Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. She was a bright, kind, gentle lady. Working with her I always appreciated...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Rita (and Ron) Lee - Chadds Ford, PA

“Dear Mr. Barnard,I am very sorry for your loss. You and Mrs. Barnard were so very kind to my family and me. I always enjoyed babysitting Drew and...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Suzanne Rubercheck Hammerer - DE

“David,We are sorry for the loss of Maryann. We offer our deepest prayers and condolences to you and your family. Both Al and I have fond memories...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Jan Zapata - Mount pleasant, SC

“Dave, Andrew & Ellen,My sympathy and prayers are with you on Mary Ann's passing. She will long be remembered in the hearts of many Archmere students...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Barnard, Drew, Ellen,So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Barnard. Many fond memories at Archmere as she was my first teacher with the old...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Tom Mallon - West Chester, PA

“Dave and family,My thoughts and prayers for Mary Ann and the family. I will remember her at Mass. Fr. Sal Cuccia ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Sal Cuccia - DePere, WI

“Dave, Drew and Ellen,Carol and I were saddened to hear of Mary Ann's passing. We recall many happy occasions that we were able to share with you...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Lou D'Angelo - Aston, PA

“Dear David and Family,I'm so sorry to hear about Mary Ann. She was there for me as a friend & teacher from my first day at Archmere until I graduated...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Rob Tolland - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Dave, Drew, Ellen and Janet,We are so saddened by the news of Mary Anns passing, Dave, you and Mary Ann made us part of your family on many...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ellen, Drew, Mr. Barnard and Family,I was so very sorry to hear the news of Mrs. Barnard's passing. She was such an integral part of my years at...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Susan Mingey Padien - Glen Mills, PA

“Our deepest sympathies to you Dave, Ellen and Drew. Mary Ann was a wonderful person and an amazing educator. When I began my tenure at Archmere in...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Bernard, Ellen, and Andrew, My thought and prayers are with each of you and your families during this challenging time. My thoughts have often...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Anne Filliben Dougherty - PA

“So sorry to hear the news of Mrs. Barnard's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Harry CardileClass of '78 ”
15 of 40 | Posted by: Harry Cardile - Atlanta, GA

“Mr. Barnard, Ellen and Drew,Although I did not have Mrs. Barnard as a teacher, I knew her mostly through my sister, Jen(Deeble) Kilicoglu. Mr....Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Lynne Eckbold - Lewes, DE

“Dear Dave, Drew and Ellen, Please accept our sincere condolences. We will always fondly remember Mary Ann and the time we shared with her at...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Bernard & Kathy McFadden - DE

“I'm so sad to hear of Mary Ann's passing. My heart goes out to you all. I haven't seen you all in what seems like forever but I have very fond...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Cherie Himmelreich (Ramsey) - MD

“Dear Barnard family, I'm so sorry to hear the news. Mrs. Barnard was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Tiffany...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sadden to hear of Mary Ann passing.She has been a wonderful part of our life these past few years.It was a joy to have known such a...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara & John Beauford - Awendaw, SC

“Dear Dave and Family,Wishing you all God's grace and blessings with the joy of happy memories during this time sorrow.Mary Ann was a special lady. ...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Rita Marinelli - Wilmington, DE

“She was a great teacher and wonderful lady...one who seemed actually able to "get through to me" in history. I remember one class where she put song...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Alison Hilley (Newitt)

“I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Barnard's passing. She was my SAT prep teacher and was an integral part of the Archimere family. She was always so...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Ann Nann - Jefferson, MA

“My sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Barnard. I will always remember her Art History class and the impact it made on my appreciation of...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara (Mueller) Weyler - Media, PA

“Dear Mr. Barnard and family,I'm so sorry to hear this news. Mrs. Barnard was an amazing lady and was a huge part of my time at Archmere. She really...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Chrissie Bonanni DiAngelus '96 - PA

“Dear Mr. Barnard,I was so sorry to read of Mrs. Barnard's passing. I have such fond memories of her as the Girls Counselor. In the the Fall of 1974,...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Christine Dougherty-DeVries - CA

“Dear Mr. Bernard and Family,I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Bernard. She was one of my favorite teachers at Archmere and helped...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Barnard, Drew and Ellen,I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Barnard from my mom last evening. She was woven into the fabric of my time...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Danielle Zakielarz - Wilmington, DE

“It is great sadness that we learn of Mary Ann's passing. She meant so much to me, having worked alongside her (and David) for over 20 years at...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Terry (and Robin ) Newitt - DE

“Mr. Barnard, Drew and Ellen,I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Barnard's passing. She was woven into the fabric of my time at Archmere. Surrounding you...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Danielle Zakielarz - Wilmington, DE

“David & family,We are blessed in so many ways that Mary Ann shared her joy and love with us during her faith journey at Christ Church. We cherish...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Ed & Meg Walker - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Dear Mr. Barnard and Family,I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Barnard's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Noelle Lauer-Paregian Wilmington

“I can hear her voice in my head as clearly as 20 years ago, teaching us the themes of history--"absolutism corrupts absolutely" sticks out in my mind...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Archmere Student - Washington, DC

“Dave, Ellen, Drew, Janet and Grands,Our sincere condolences. Mary Ann was a talented historian, gifted teacher and wonderful colleague and friend. ...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Carolyn Doyle - North East, MD

“Dave, Drew and Ellen,I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing.We all spent so many wonderful years together as teachers and friends.Please...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Louis LoBosco - Wilmington, DE

“I'm so sorry to learn of Mary Ann's passing. I have such fond memories of both Mary Ann and Dave's mentorship and friendship early in my career at...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Dan Hickey - Wilmington, DE

“To the Barnard family. At such a time, there isn't much that anyone can say. But many thoughts go out to you in sympathy today. And many hearts...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara - Newark, DE

“Please accept my condolences during your time of great sadness. May you cherish fond memories to cope with the pain from day to day. Take note of the...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: - CA

“You have my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: Wallace Fender - Mount Pleasant, SC

“RIP ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: A friend


Mary Ann Kirwin Barnard, born in Neptune, NJ on June 11, 1939 died at home on May 13, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 in Christ Church Mt. Pleasant, 2304 North Highway 17, at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at the Burges Center, Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 55 years, David, her son Andrew and his wife Janet, and her daughter Ellen; her grandchildren Joshua, Jordan, Justin, James, Jessica, Jennifer, Jason and Jaxon Barnard; her sister Carol Fitzgerald (Jim), and her brother, Tom Kirwin (Jan).

Mary Ann was an educator for her first career, graduating from Immaculata University, and earning a Master's degree at the University of Delaware. Most of her teaching career was spent at Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE. Upon retirement, Mary Ann ran a successful interior design business for ten years. She was active in Newcomers of Mt. Pleasant, and served as a volunteer and mentor with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. She sang in the choir at Christ Church and the chorus at Franke, as well as other local choral groups.

Mary Ann's life was spent caring for those who were ignored, struggling or alone. Her prayer was always for those who had no one to pray for them. To honor Mary Ann, you may make contributions to East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1990, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465, or the Alzheimer's Association, SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407. To honor her memory reach out a hand in care and love.