Barbara Helen Albret

Barbara Helen Albret

Birth
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 May 2011 (aged 95)
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot #2533 Larch Avenue
Memorial ID 94623171 · View Source
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Barbara Albret was the 6th child born to Joseph W. Buckley and Ellen E. Dimes of Malden, MA. Two years after her birth, Ellen Dimes Buckley died in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Barbara's father was unable to care for six young children, so they were parceled out to various relatives. None could be found to take a 2-year-old, so an adoption was arranged. Barbara was adopted by Ernest Augustus & Helen Saxton Albret.

At the age of 6, Barbara was enrolled in 3rd grade, and graduated from high school at the age of 15. She immediately started college, graduating with a BS in 1936 from Bridgewater State College. Her veteran's benefits allowed her to earn a Masters in Education in 1956 from Boston University.

Barbara joined the WACS in 1943 and served through 1947. She served for many in the Army Reserves after the war, retiring in 1969 as a major.

Barbara lived in Massachusetts all of her life. She taught English at the high school level, was a department chair and textbook author. She also played violin in a string quartet, well into her 80s.

Barbara's ashes were scattered at Cape Cod, but her name is engraved on the tombstone of her adoptive parents at Milton Cemetery.



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  • Created by: Susan Rainwater
  • Added: 31 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94623171
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Helen Albret (2 Mar 1916–18 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94623171, citing Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Susan Rainwater (contributor 47264983) .