Barbara Ann Filmore, age 73, of Holyoke, passed away from Lewy Body Dementia on April 3, 2021. She was born in Holyoke on September 19, 1947, to Thomas and Charlotte Filmore; she was the second of two children and the only daughter. After graduating from the Newport School for Girls, Barbara earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts. Barbara taught elementary school for 38 years, first at William G. Morgan Elementary School and then at H.B. Lawrence Elementary School, both in Holyoke. She retired in 2007. Barbara was an avid New York Yankee fan, loved living in her Madison, Connecticut family cottage every summer, and treasured spending time with her family and friends. Barbara is survived by her brother, Thomas Henry Filmore and spouse Anita Diane; aunt, Sandra Robinson; niece, Amy Filmore Nassar and spouse Josh; great-nieces Naomi, Justice, and Janis; and many friends. Barbara’s deep love for family and friends was cherished and will be missed. Services for Barbara will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021, as follows: visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street; funeral service inside the funeral home at 12:00 PM; burial at 1 PM at Forestdale Cemetery, Cabot Street. Public is welcome for services, masks and social distancing are required at all times. Flowers can be ordered from Jan’s Flowers & Gifts in Holyoke, Massachusetts, or a donation can be made in Barbara’s name to Make-A-Wish America.
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