Barbara A. Lawrence passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home. She is 78 years of age.
Born on Tuesday, September 7, 1943 in Winthrop, Barbara is the beloved daughter of the late Leo Lawrence and Helen (Bishop) Lawrence. Barbara is a warm, kind and gentle daughter, sister, cousin and friend who will be truly missed.
Barbara was a 1962 graduate of Stoneham High School. She went to work for the Harvard Review directly from high school. In 1964, Barbara started a 38-year career with the Stoneham School system, retiring in 2002 as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.
Barbara had a lifelong passion for reading, spending many hours in our local libraries. Barbara also had a passion for gardening. Every spring she would make sure that the flower garden in the family yard was ready for the upcoming season.
In her retirement, Barbara discovered genealogy, researching her family's history. She became so versed at this, that friends asked her to assist them in discovering their family's history.
Lastly, since her childhood Barbara always had love of animals, please consider making a donation in Barbara's memory to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org.
Barbara is the beloved sister of Patricia Curtis. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Graveside Service honoring Barbara will be held on Saturday, January 15 th at 10am in Lindenwood Cemetery.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date.