Barbara Lucille "Gigi" Rubenthaler
March 03, 1925 - January 20, 2018
Barbara Lucille Rubenthaler (née Curlee), wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away January 20, 2018.
She was born March 3, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut to parents William Lee Curlee and Mary Cecil Holloway Curlee. A lively and generous family was completed by brother William Lee Curlee, Jr. and her three sisters Mary (Dolly) Wirtz, Frances Palmer, and Norma Rice.
The family faced tragedy on July 6, 1944 when William Jr. was killed in the infamous Hartford Circus Tent Fire. William and his son had escaped the blaze, but he told the boy to wait outside as he heroically returned to help others in need. He died after saving countless people when the canvas roof collapsed on him.
Barbara married Robert Rubenthaler in . . .