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Official Obituary of: Barbara A. Hagstrom 10/05/2017

Barbara A. Hagstrom 10/05/2017

SEEKONK – Barbara A. Hagstrom, 71, of Seekonk passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. 

Born March 26, 1946 in Brockton, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Marjorie (Becker) Hagstrom.

Barbara grew up in Norton and lived several years in Plainville before moving to Seekonk over 34 years ago.

She was a 1964 graduate of Norton High School and received a BA in education from Bridgewater State College.  She later received her Masters from Rhode Island College.

Barbara was a schoolteacher at the Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin for over 30 years before retiring.

She loved flowers and gardening and like to read.  She enjoyed travelling and went to many exotic destinations including Jamaica, Curacao, Alaska and Ireland and loved going out on Fridays for dinner and martinis.

She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots and loved her cats.  She was also into technology and had iPads, several computers, and cameras.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Bette Urban of North Attleboro; two nieces and their husbands: Stephanie McGehearty and husband Mark of Smithfield, RI and Kerri Edwards and husband Robert of North Attleboro;

And four great nieces and nephews: Madeline and Abigail McGehearty and Ian and Zachary Edwards.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 11 from 5-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, October 12 at 11 o’clock.  Burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

To sign an online guestbook for Barbara, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • I was so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. We went to high school together. Every time I saw her, she would have a witty story to tell and would bring a smile to my face. RIP, Barbara

  • A yellow convertible and open roads tents and stoves. Showed me a world I never would have seen without her…. Rest peacefully Barb.

  • Sorry to hear of Barbara passing. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Haven’t seen Barbara in many years but always remember her and her family as our favorite neighbors on Plain Street in Norton.

  • Sorry I am unable to convey my condolences in person. I will always remember Barbara for her good sense of humor and all-around great person. MY sympathies to her family

  • We are very saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. She had a wonderful personality and we always enjoyed seeing her. We know she will be missed a great deal by Betty but soon wonderful memories will help ease the pain.God bless her wonderful family.

  • Deepest condolences to her family, many fond memories of Miss Hagstrom at Horace Mann over 40 years ago!!

  • I will always remember how Barbara could brighten a tedious meeting at school with her quick, clever humor. Also, she often spoke of her nieces and nephews with affection.

  • Looking at our 1964 Norton High School yearbook brought back fun and fond memories of Barbara. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  • My condolences for the fsmily’s loss of Barbara. For me, as a “ new” teacher in the middle school, Barbara definitely had a presence in my life as a teacher.

  • Thinking of Barbara fondly and remembering the many, many fun adventures with Barbara and Janet Roberge. The Pumpkin Brigade! Rest well old friend.

  • I was saddened to learn of Barbara’s passing. We were colleagues for over twenty years at Horace Mann School. I remember well her enthusiasm for teaching, her expertise, and – above all – her sense of humor. Rest in peace.

  • She loved being with her family , talking sports with the guys and totally enjoying being ” Auntie Baba” to her great nieces and nephews, a funny lady who will never be forgotten. R I P

  • My prayers and love go out to the family. Barbara we shared many good times in school. May you RIP…???❤️ Carol (Rei) Ford

  • Barbara and I go way back to our youth and teen years. I moved to Arizona in my twenties and saw Barbara a few times through the years when I would visit Rhode Island. I remember good times and a great friendship with Barbara. My condolences to her sister Bette and other family members. In my opinion Barbara went too soon but she is now free of pain and in God’s love.

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  1. Barbara and I go way back to our youth and teen years. I moved to Arizona in my twenties and saw Barbara a few times through the years when I would visit Rhode Island. I remember good times and a great friendship with Barbara. My condolences to her sister Bette and other family members. In my opinion Barbara went too soon but she is now free of pain and in God’s love.

  2. My prayers and love go out to the family. Barbara we shared many good times in school. May you RIP…???❤️ Carol (Rei) Ford

  3. She loved being with her family , talking sports with the guys and totally enjoying being ” Auntie Baba” to her great nieces and nephews, a funny lady who will never be forgotten. R I P

  4. I was saddened to learn of Barbara’s passing. We were colleagues for over twenty years at Horace Mann School. I remember well her enthusiasm for teaching, her expertise, and – above all – her sense of humor. Rest in peace.

  5. Thinking of Barbara fondly and remembering the many, many fun adventures with Barbara and Janet Roberge. The Pumpkin Brigade! Rest well old friend.

  6. My condolences for the fsmily’s loss of Barbara. For me, as a “ new” teacher in the middle school, Barbara definitely had a presence in my life as a teacher.

  7. Looking at our 1964 Norton High School yearbook brought back fun and fond memories of Barbara. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  8. I will always remember how Barbara could brighten a tedious meeting at school with her quick, clever humor. Also, she often spoke of her nieces and nephews with affection.

  9. Deepest condolences to her family, many fond memories of Miss Hagstrom at Horace Mann over 40 years ago!!

  10. We are very saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. She had a wonderful personality and we always enjoyed seeing her. We know she will be missed a great deal by Betty but soon wonderful memories will help ease the pain.God bless her wonderful family.

  11. Sorry I am unable to convey my condolences in person. I will always remember Barbara for her good sense of humor and all-around great person. MY sympathies to her family

  12. Sorry to hear of Barbara passing. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Haven’t seen Barbara in many years but always remember her and her family as our favorite neighbors on Plain Street in Norton.

  13. A yellow convertible and open roads tents and stoves. Showed me a world I never would have seen without her…. Rest peacefully Barb.

  14. I was so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. We went to high school together. Every time I saw her, she would have a witty story to tell and would bring a smile to my face. RIP, Barbara

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