Barbara F. Harwood

Died: 2017-03-10
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-03-15 / 4pm-7pm (WED) due to storm.
Service type: “celebration of life” get together following the wake at Angelicas in Middleton from 7-9 Wed.??
Service date: 2017-03-15 Following Wake : 7-9pm Angelica's
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Contributions: In Lieu of Flowers, or

******* Visiting Now on WED due to storm. 4-7pm/ please feel free to dress casual.

Barbara was born and lived in Maine through her high school years. She graduated from Edward Little High school in Auburn Me. Barbara was married to her surviving husband, Ronald Harwood in April 1959. Following their marriage, they moved to MA where she worked for several years at the Beverly School for the Deaf as a cook. Following the birth of her fourth child, she assumed the role of a homemaker. Barb was very active in Boy Scouts in the North shore area, leading the den levels and advancing to the Masconomet Council leadership where she earned the Order of The Arrow and organized several council-wide activities; including the Pinewood Derbies and Gold Rush days. Barbara enjoyed camping in her motor home and made several cross country trips including an RV trip to Alaska. Also, she loved her Dachshunds and horses. She is survived by her husband Ronald Harwood, Four children Ronald Jr, Jay, Scott and Jill Gibson. She has 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly welcome to visitation on Wednesday, March, 15th in the Mackey Funeral Home, (please feel free to dress casual), 128 S. Main St., Rt. 114, Middleton, from 4pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to National Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Foundation.


So sorry for the loss of Barbara. Thoughts +prayers with all of you Ricky + Barb
So sorry that Barb has left us. We had a few fun trips together. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you Marg & Dave
So sorry for your loss. Rest in Piece
Am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Ms Barb. The short times we spent with her and Mr Ron we enjoyed so much. Each time that we parted I couldn't help but wish we were neighbors as just felt such a kinship with her. Felt so Blessed that she and Mr Ron chose to get their last two dachshunds from us. We are heartbroken for Mr Ron and family, but sure you all have such precious memories of such a beautiful soul. God Bless each of you, and give you comfort through this most difficult time. Sincerely, Johnnie and Allan Judy
Ron, Arline and I are very sorry to hear of Barbara's death. Our prayers go out to you and your children. We have many memories of the years on the GE Apprentice Course Harold & Arline Pettipas
Uncle Ron, I am so sorry to hear this. Mom called me and told me Auntie had passed. It truly breaks my heart. Auntie was nothing but kind to me and I feel we have lost a great friend. -April
Ron & Family, We are very sorry for your great loss. We remember Barbara & her friendship during the GE days many years ago. She was very caring to her family & to all people she knew...she would always be there for anyone who needed her. We will keep your family in our thoughts & prayers. Arline Pettipas
Ron, So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Arline and I have fond memories of the years spent during our GE Apprenticeship and time spent at Tufts. She will be remembered in our prayers. Harry Pettipas
Ron: We were so lucky to have known Barb. You have lost someone very special. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Connie & Dan
There are no adequate words to express our sense of loss and feelings of sadness. The entire family has been sharing memories of the Fryeburg Fair or of our adventures on trips and projects that Ron did for the girls, especially at Sue's. All the "Frostys" send their love and sympathy. Bill and Carol
I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences. Lee Fitch
Ron, So sorry to hear of your wife passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill Hughes
Ron, the news of your wife's passing saddens me. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting her, based on my knowledge of you and your personality, she must be a great woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please, let me know if there is anything my family and I can do for you and yours. Thomas & Jessica Brigham.
Ron, on behalf of my wife and myself please accept our sympathy and condolences on the passing of your wife. Jack and Maureen Wladkowski
Ron, so sorry for the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Atul Sheth
Ron, behind every great man is a great woman. Barbara must have been a very special lady. Sorry for your loss. God bless. Ernie A.
So sorry for your loss... Still cant believe Barbara is gone... Thank God I went up to see her a month ago.Condolences to you and the family. Love Debbie Patten
Ron, I'm very sorry for your loss and offer my sincere condolences. David Telles.
Ron, I am sorry to hear about Barbara' passing. When I think of you I,The Thoughts of Barbara always would come to mind. You were a couple and I am sure she will be greatly missed. Ed Demski.
Dear Ron and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will think of Barbara often, especially when sitting on the rocker at the lake. I pray that with time as you think of her your memories will bring a smile to your hearts instead of tears. Love, Karleen
Ron, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of Barbara. She touched many lives and will be missed. Peder and Mary Jane
I'm sorry for your loss, Ron... I knew of your wife through the love which Mike has spoken of for your both over the years. I can only imagine the heartache for having loss someone so special. You are in my prayers that comfort will find it's way through the wonderful children and grandchildren surrounding you. God Bless
Ron and family, i was so surprised and saddened to see Barbara's name in the obituaries.. It has been many years since our contact. Barbara was the cook at BSD and I was a teacher/administrator for the ADAPT ( the kids that were deaf and had other problems. ) Each Christmas when I set my nativity up , I think of Barbara. You and she took a trip to Israel and she bought that for me.. Ron, my husband ,Andy , who knew you from GE also sends his regrets. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Alice & Andy Gabriel

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