Barbara T. (Ammon) Tenney SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Barbara T. (Ammon) Tenney of Springfield passed from this life and into the arms of our heavenly Father on Jan. 11, 2020. Born on June 3, 1934, the daughter of Warren John Ammon and Evelyn Mary McAndrew in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was raised on the McAndrew Dairy Farm in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, by her family and then later in Charlestown, New Hampshire, by her mother and “Dad” Clifford Prescott. She lived and worked raising her own family and caring for the needs of others in the local area for many years. She enjoyed the occasional bus trips to the casinos but truly loved bingo nights with her bingo buddies at the Whitcomb Building where she lived. Barbara chose to stop the long fight with her heart condition and rejoined our Holy Father at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her parents; a brother “Kip” Prescott; and her son Michael E. Merrill. She is survived by a son Robert “Bud” Merrill and wife “Bea;” sister-in-law Arlene Prescott; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also a granddaughter “Mandy” whom she raised; and many friends and relatives. Per Barbara’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. There will be a graveside service and celebration of life at a later date in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Office of Development, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, One Medical Center Drive HB7070, Lebanon, NH 03756, made out to Dartmouth-Hitchcock with the Jack Byrne Center in memo line. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad St., Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit

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