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.

8 thoughts on “Barbara Barber

  1. Janice Mooney

    To Amy, Rick, April & Deron,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. I have such fond memories of her and your familyl in Swedesboro.
    She was such a nice friend…and I will always remember her generous giving to the Christmas Bazaar, working year round to make crafts. You will have wonderful memories of her to keep her close to you. God bless you all.

  2. Sue Simkiss Logar

    April, Amy, Rick and Deron,
    My heart aches for all of you and the grandchildren. Your mom was such a character and she always cracked me up talking to her in your kitchen. It was obvious that she always put you guys first and wanted the best for all of you. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Evelina Wilson

    My condolences Amy to the whole family. I know exactly what your going through. I had to laugh reading through her obit because I had just commented about her as our Girl Scout leader and that is how we met the whole family because I do remember the whole family on our camping trips. Great times. Love u Amy any thing I can do let me know. I even enjoyed when I would run into her later in life at Kings. I can’t say it gets easier but find joy in knowing how many people’s life your mom affected and how much she is loved.

  4. Sam Casella

    The Barber Family,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this most difficult time. May those memories that you hold dear to your heart of your mother help to ease the loss you are feeling now. Your mother now rests with the Angels in Heaven.

  5. Frank and Lynn Cummings

    To all of you – we loved Aunt Barb and Unk and we are so understanding so what you are going through – this has been a very rough year for us and you all are in our prayers. Will never forget and remember it is precious the amount of time that you have with your family. Love to you all!!

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