Barbara Barber


Barb was a no nonsense gal who hardly ever got upset. But, when she did you’d better look out. Her good works stretched far and wide, but Barbara was seldom found off Anderson Ave. If she couldn’t be found at her home when her kids were young, odds were she was in her Banana mobile, running them to sporting events or delivering forgotten items to school. Barb kept the East Greenwich concession stand financially stable and always brought sliced oranges and bubble gum for the players. The Barber family did everything together: when her church needed help with the Christmas bazaar, she made a production line of her family, sewing, gluing and assembling items for sale. Even her sons learned the ins and outs of crafting and knitting. She also brought the whole family in tow for girl scout trips, and again the boys didn’t get a reprieve. Her quilts were personalized with everything from Metallica to Bon Jovi All were gifts but she took the most joy in making them for hospitalized children. Later years found her at the Deli counter at Botto’s.
Barbara fell for a guy with a pink Ford, the late Richie Barber. Their 46 year marriage was blessed by 4 kids: Amy Morris (Ted), Rick Jr., April Fazio (John), Deron (Robin) and 9 grandchildren. She is survived by 3 brothers, Jack, Walt and James Miller; sisters, Libby Hall and Bertha Blank; pre-deceased by her brother, George.
Come prepared to share your Barbara stories Friday 11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where we’ll celebrate her life from 9 a.m. Interment Lake Park Cemetery. –

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