Earl Lloyd Barber, Jr., age 85, of Milford, passed away at his home on

Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Born on January 2, 1928 in Bridgeport, to

the late Earl and Josephine (Peters) Barber Sr., he proudly served in

the US Army during the Korean War. Before retiring, he was employed by

Raybestos in the shipping and receiving department. Earl played and

excelled in several sports especially softball and was an all-round

sports enthusiast and an avid motorcyclist. Mr. Barber is survived by

his devoted children Cynthia Mazza of Florida, David Barber of West

Haven and Ellen Rinaldi and her husband Michael of Winchester, brothers

Richard Barber and his wife Diane of Milford and Kenneth Barber of

Missouri, sisters Judy Mallico of Huntington and Diane Mallozzi and her

husband Anthony of Florida, grandchildren; Paul Mazza of New York, David

Barber and Daniel Barber both of West Haven, great-grandchildren;

Brianna and Giovanni Mazza of Florida and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife Mary (Bolack)

Barber, brothers Ronald and Norman Barber and sister Linda Andrews.

Calling hours are Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2-5 pm at the Smith &

Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. Family and friends are

welcome at the funeral home at 9:30 am, before the Mass of Christian

Burial, that will be celebrated on Monday, October 14th at 11:00 am in

St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford. Interment will be private.

To leave condolences or for directions, please visit our website at

www.georgejsmithandson.com.