|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1915|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2007|
GOFFSTOWN; Evelyn Smith Barss, 92, died Oct. 29, 2007, in North Haverhill, while visiting her daughter in Newbury, Vt.
Mrs. Barss was born in New Boston on April 6, 1915 to Alvin Perry and Florence (Butterfield) Smith. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Paul Barss, in 1974.
She was a member of New Boston Community Church and the church's Mizpah Circle. She served as a member of the New Boston School Board, New Boston Playground Association, New Boston Voting Board, New Boston Bicentennial Committee and the War Memorial dedication Committee in 1984. She raised her family on their Joe English farm in New Boston, always enjoying her family, friends and neighbors. In 1992, she moved to her home in Goffstown to relax, read and never miss a Red Sox game.
She enjoyed her family trips to her beloved husband, Paul's roots in Barss Corner, Nova Scotia, Canada. She received instant reception of new found relatives, neighbors and friends with luncheons and parties, even in the homes built by the Barss ancestors. During her last visit at the age of 88, they all still called her "Their Queen of Barss Corner."
She was predeceased by her three beloved brothers and wives, Winfred and Ruth Smith, Lawson and Charlotte Smith, Clinton and Grace Smith. Members of her family include four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Card of Rochester, Mrs. Andre (Pauline) Compagna of Weare, Mrs. Alide (Sylvia) Lavallee of Hampton and Mrs. Linwood (Florence) Huntington of Newbury, Vt.; and one son, William A. Barss of New Boston; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown. Funeral services will be Friday 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the New Boston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., Manchester, NH 03101 or March of Dimes, N.H. Chapter 22, Bridge Street, Concord, NH 03301. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.frenchandrising.com. Published in Fosters from October 31 to November 1, 2007
J Paul Barss (____ - 1974)*
New Boston Cemetery
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81958251
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