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Barbara Jean (Kosa) Hyde

January 10, 1936 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 85)

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Barbara J. Hyde, age 85, of Newbury, NH, formerly of Stratford, CT, entered peaceful rest on December 23, 2021. Barbara was born on January 10, 1936 and is the daughter of the late William J. and Alice Kosa of Stratford, CT. Barbara graduated from Stratford High School in 1954 and played clarinet in the high school marching band under the leadership of conductor Dominic Mariconda, earning 1st chair with the state marching band. After high school, Barbara attended Boston University and played with various orchestras and ensembles including, the Boston University Symphonic Band, graduating with a master’s degree in music. Along with her passion in music, Barbara worked in the security field for various companies until her retirement from GTE in Norwalk, CT. She is survived by her devoted son, George E. Hyde, IV of Norwalk, CT, her granddaughter Josephine Hyde of Bridgeport, CT, and grandson Daniel Himes-Hyde of Naugatuck, CT, a stepbrother William Kosa of Fitchburg, MA and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, MILFORD, CT. Interment will be held at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford, CT, at 10:00am on Thursday December 30th. To send flowers or plant a tree in the memory of Barbara, please visit our floral store. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara, please visit our floral store.


December 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home
291 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460

Graveside Service
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Kings Highway Cemetery, Milford

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