Barbara Anne Savitski, 79, of Colchester widow of the late Joseph Savitski Jr., died Monday April 22nd at Yale New Haven Hospital after a long illness. Born June 24, 1939 in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Higgins) Higbie. Barbara is survived by her children Roger Kennedy of Colchester, Kevin Kennedy of Middletown, Robin Fontana and husband Salvatore of Colchester, Sheryl Verrill of Colchester, a brother Michael Higbie, three sisters Nancy Shumbo, Patty Zeleznicky, Kathy Fedus, eight grandchildren Anthony Fontana, Jonathan Fontana, Stephen Fontana, Brianna Fontana, Tiffany Kennedy, Kylee Verrill, Tanner Verrill, Hunter Verrill, and six great grandchildren Thomas, Dylan, Sage, Anthony, Colby, and Paisley. She was predeceased by her son Todd Savitski and her brother John Higbie. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.