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KEENE — Barbara Jane Messer Hale — who was born in the roaring Twenties, raised in the Great Depression, matured in World War II, and contributed to the post-war Baby Boom — died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at 90.
As a young woman, she worked with troubled children at St. Catherine’s, and then with Senior Services of Albany. After her wedding, as she and her husband, Tony, raised their three children in Knox, she was a pillar of the community.