Barbara J. Hartford

Barbara J. Hartford, 71, of Merrimack passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at the Community Hospice House, with family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Peterborough, NH on July 21st, 1946 to Elizabeth (Butler) and the late Ralph MacGuire. Before retirement, she was a Relationship Specialist with ADP Payroll for many years where lasting friendships were made with co-workers she considered her ‘work family.’

Barbara was an avid Boston Bruins fan, loved to shop, and enjoyed family trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. She adored her grandkids and looked forward to making memories with family and friends at North Beach in Hampton, NH each summer.

Along with her loving mother, Elizabeth, those left to cherish her beautiful memory include her daughter, Karin Mortimer and her husband Tim; two brothers and their wives, Rick MacGuire and his wife Karen, and Gary MacGuire and his wife Gail; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and their wonderful families.

A private service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to Home, Health & Hospice, c/o Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.

The Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit rivet

funeralhome.com.