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Barbara Dryhurst Thomsen
  • October 20, 1923 - March 31, 2015
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • PAWS Chicago
    1997 Clybourn Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614

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Barbara Dryhurst Thomsen, October 20, 1923 – March 31, 2015. Barbara passed away on March 31, 2015. She was 91 years old.

She was born in Hartford, Connecticut. A member of the Society of the Descendants of The Founders of Hartford, and The Kelsey Kindred. She had a varied career including Assistant to Fritz Mahler, Conductor of the Hartford Symphony; Manager of Swing Green Travel, Hartford and Customer Service Representative at People's United Bank, Hartford.

She moved to Chicago in 1989 to be with her daughter. She worked for Marshall Field & Company in the Fine China and Crystal department and then joined American Girl Doll Store where she worked until she was 82. During her lifetime, her greatest pleasure was traveling worldwide with her friends and family.

A member of Fourth Presbyterian Church, she leaves her daughter Lynne Thomsen Rinkoski and her son-in-law Timothy Rinkoski. Family services and burial will be in The Old Wethersfield Cemetery, Wethersfield, CT.

Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS Chicago, 1997 Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, www.

Arrangements by LANE-MOYNIHAN Funeral & Cremation, CENTRAL CHAPEL, Downtown Chicago. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or For information call 312-944-6060.