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Somers Resident Dr. Barbara Lapetina, 78, Dies

SOMERS, N.Y. - Dr. Barbara Lent Lapetina, 78, of Somers, passed away on Sunday, July 31.  She is survived by her husband, Francis, her daughter, Alison Smolin, and two grandsons, Harry and Evan Smolin.

Dr. Lapetina taught at several local colleges, including the College of New Rochelle, Iona College, Fordham University and Manhattanville College. Previously, she spent 10 years as a staff developer and curriculum writer for the Putnam/Westchester BOCES. Dr. Lapetina was a graduate of Gorton High School in Yonkers and received a B.A. from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, NY. She received an M.S. from SUNY New Paltz and a Ph.D. from Fordham University.

Visiting hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. A prayer service will be held there at 10 a.m. on Thursday, followed by interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her memory to the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, to the attention of Dr. Alfred Tinger.

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