Maude H. Barney, age 81, of Sentinel Rd., Lake Placid, NY passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY surrounded by her family and friends. Maude was born March 27, 1931 in Lake Placid, NY the daughter of Merrill Smith, Sr. and Ruth (Pratt) Smith. She married William "Al" Barney in Lake Placid, NY October 11, 1947. They made their home on Balsam Street in Lake Placid for over 50 years.
Maude was a Nurse at Adirondack Medical Center for many years. She started her career as a Nurse's Aide at Placid Memorial Hospital in the 1960's and as her children grew she enrolled at NCCC and earned her degree in nursing. When Maude received her Nursing Degree it was one of her proudest moments. She enjoyed a long career at AMC fully retiring at the age of 80. She talked often of her many friends and co-workers at AMC, It was her love.
Maude was predeceased by her parents, Merrill Smith, Sr. and Ruth (Pratt) Smith; her husband, Al Barney; two brothers, Merrill Smith, Jr. and Charles Smith; and Two grandchildren, Derek Barney and Bethany Talley.
She is survived by four sons, Lawrence Barney and his wife Madonna, Gary Barney and his wife Margaret, Curtis Barney and Todd Barney all of Lake Placid; two daughters, Susan Roberts and her husband Steve of Florida and Kim Barney of Lake Placid. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Matt Barney, Bridget Cole, Brittany Barney, Laurie Spotts, Elizabeth Bale, Robin Shipman, Melanie O'Brien, Juliet Barney, Billy Barney, Mike Barney, Tim Barney and Baylee Bickford; twenty two great grandchildren, and her good friends Bea Colby, Barbara Vassar, and Bonnie Watson, with whom she had many adventures.
Calling hours will be held Friday, August 10th from 5 PM to 8 PM at the M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 11th at 2:00 PM at St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid, NY. Rev. David Ousley will officiate. Cremation will follow. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in memory of Maude Barney may be made to the Adirondack Medical Center.
Relatives and friends are invited to "Light a Candle" and share a memory, thought and prayer with the family at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com .