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 Barbara Anne <I>Gilston</I> Bosworth

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Barbara Anne Gilston Bosworth

  • Birth 12 Aug 1928 Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1973 New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 7, Lot 72
  • Memorial ID 70723145

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, Barbara grew up in Fairhaven, Mass., where she attended the Washington St. School and the Rogers Elementary School. She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1946, where she was a member of the field hockey team. She then attended the Kinyon-Campbell Business School in New Bedford for bookkeeping & secretarial studies. Barbara was employed as a bookkeeper for a local plumbing & heating contractor. She was also a stay-at-home mother for many years.

Barbara was a Fairhaven town meeting member and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She also had a deep love and appreciation of classical music and opera and enjoyed listening to the radio broadcasts of the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestras. She owned a large collection of opera recordings. She also enjoyed the handicrafts of knitting, sewing, and embroidery.

In 1973, at age 44, Barbara passed away from breast cancer, leaving behind her husband and seven children.

She was the daughter of Stewart H. Gilston and Ellen Dorothy (McCracken) Gilston, both of whom predeceased her.

Barbara was the granddaughter of Louis C. and Ellen D. (Waters) McCracken of Fairhaven, Mass. She grew up in their home at 89 Centre St. surrounded by her mother, aunts, cousins, and her cherished dog, Sandy.

She was also the granddaughter of John W. and Gertrude I. (Jackson) Gilston of New Bedford, Mass.

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  • Created by: J.Bosworth
  • Added: 1 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70723145
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Anne Gilston Bosworth (12 Aug 1928–19 Feb 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70723145, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by J.Bosworth (contributor 47406424) .