Ann Barlow, 78, of Westport, died May 5, 2010, at Bridgeport Hospital.

She was born April 21, 1932, a daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela Chirco of Norwalk, formerly of Marsala, Sicily.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edward Barlow; a son, Dean Barlow of Westport; a daughter, Dale Barlow of Fairfield; a sister, Josephine Cocchia and her husband, Art of Bethel; two sisters-in-law, Marion Knox, and Gladys Albright and her husband, Ed; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Nina Chirco; and two brothers, Andrew and Nicholas Chirco.

A caring and generous woman, Barlow loved having company and cooking and baking for her friends and family. Friends may call at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, on Monday, May 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a service at the Congregational Church of Greens Farms, 71 Hillandale Road, Westport, on Tuesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Jeff Rider; burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the CT Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven, CT 06473.