- November 4, 1947 - August 14, 2012
- Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
of Barbara's Passing
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It is with our deepest sympathy that we just heard of Barbara's passing. Growing up at the 'settlement' and being friends with Barbara; we have wonderful memories of our football games; and many good times together.
Sending our prayers to you Joe and the boys; and the Baxter family from the Johnson's - Ethel, Johnny, Carolyn and Diane
Posted by: Diane (Johnson) Swartz - Randolph, MA Jan 12, 2013
To Joe and family. Tom & I were so sorry to hear about the loss of Barbara. Shocked, at such a young age. She truly was a wonderful, kind and talented person. Having been a childhood frend of hers, I have great memories of her climbing trees with me and going to recreation camp and just being such a fun person. She will truly be missed by all. Love Claire & Tom
Posted by: Tom & Claire Langdon - Marshfield, MA Aug 19, 2012
Dear Joe, and boys: We are so sorry about Barbara's passing, especially since it was not possible for us to be there with you. We have so many fond memories of Barbara. Jane recalls the several enjoyable weekends at Idle'our, the party barge, and the September Sons. I remember training her for her first 10K race, and her performance at the touch football game in our front yard in Pain-ham. We will miss Barbara very much. We remember her as a great lady who was, in the words of Neil Diamond, " done too soon. " Love from us.
Posted by: Jane and Bob Paquette - Cumberland, RI Aug 18, 2012
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Ward's family and friends. Mrs. Ward was my Gym teacher at the Ohrenberger Elementary School for 6 years. She was so caring and passionate with the kids, especially those that were the most difficult. Her patience, dedication and sportsmanship were such an inspiration and she was loved by the whole school and community. I will always remember the yearly field/sports days where Mrs. Ward was in charge of 100's of overexcited kids but loved every minute of it. God bless and Rest in Peace.
Posted by: Ryan Green - London Aug 18, 2012
Our lives were touched by Barbara in Boulder City, NV. We are blessed to be friends with her sister Anne. When Barb, Sally and Joe would come out, Barb always made time for my children, Eddie and Sam. She was either throwing the ball for Eddie, giving him baseball pointers, going golfing or just lazing by the pool. That was the Barbara that we knew and loved. Always the coach...We will all miss that laugh. Your the best!
Posted by: The Feeney Family - Boulder City, NV Aug 18, 2012
Ms. Ward was my first gym teacher at the Ohrenberger. I was very sad to hear of her passing. To her family, my sincere sympathy is with you all in this time. She will always be remembered in my heart. ~ Allyssa Kiser
Posted by: Allyssa Kiser - Atlanta, GA Aug 17, 2012
Thanks Barbara for starting a women's softball team for all the old bunch that hung together as teenagers. Joe and kids you are in our thoughts and prayers; your wife and mother was a great person.
Posted by: Bob & Peppy Lynch - West Yarmouth, MA Aug 17, 2012
The good old days with you coaching English High Girls Softball. Grace (West Roxbury Softball Coach)
Posted by: Grace V. Diggs - Roxbury, MA Aug 17, 2012
Barbara Ward was a great teacher and a great coach. I remember running around the track as warm ups and being exhausted before practice. I try to take with me that lesson you need to keep moving even when it's not easy. My prayers and thoughts goes out to her family. Eunice Torres The English High Softball Team Class of 1986
Posted by: Eunice Torres - Malden, MA Aug 17, 2012
To the Ward and Baxter families,to express anything more than has already been stated, would be redundant and yet for Barbara not nearly enough.Thank you ,Barbara and thank you to your families for sharing you, rest in the peace you so deserve.Jeff Moreno and family
Posted by: jeff moreno - Natick, MA Aug 17, 2012