Brooklyn, CT- Barbara Martha (Rukstela) Hunter born, March 23, 1940, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2019 at her home. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Hunter who died in 2018. Barbara grew up on her family's farm in the center of Brooklyn, Ct. She attended a Hartford Hairdressing School and later opened her own salon in her home. Many Brooklyn residents visited her salon. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, watching tv with her grandchildren, cooking and spending time with her family. Barbara left behind her son, James Hunter and his wife Melissa along with her grandchildren Gavin Hunter and Meaghan Hunter. Survivors include a sister Kathy Rukstela of New Hampshire, sister Joan Mayo and her husband Richard Mayo of Florida, John Rukstela and Betty of Brooklyn CT. She is predeceased by her sister Pat Hart and her husband David. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. All services are private. The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home,48 School St., Webster, MA have been entrusted with her arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.