Bom-Wrapper

Barbara Gonzales

Barbara Ann Gonzales (Sharp)

June 12, 1939 - September 29, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Barbara Gonzales, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Barbara Gonzales

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Barbara's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Barbara's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Barbara Ann (Sharp) Gonzalez

Barbara Ann Gonzales, beloved and devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, 81, of Washington, MA, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Wrentham after a long illness. Born June 12, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Odenwald) Sharp. She married David J. Gonzales on September 17, 1960 in New Hyde Park, NY.

Barb grew up on Long Island and settled in the Berkshires in the late 1960s.
She is survived by her sister Elsie (Sharp) Crisp of Rocky Mount, NC, daughter Ann and son-in-law David Fisk of Wrentham, son David Gonzales, Jr. of Washington, grandsons D. Thomas Gonzales and James Fisk.

She also leaves a large extended family.

Barb was predeceased by her husband Dave on May 19, 2009, and her sister Alice (Sharp) Blaauw.
Barb graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 1957 where she was the yearbook’s Photo Editor. She spent her HS summers on a NC tobacco farm where she learned how to drive a tractor. Barb was a talented baker, crafter and seamstress. Her fabric creations ranged from tailored suits to Bicentennial costumes to intricate Barbie™ doll clothes. Barb had volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and Sunday School teacher and enjoyed attending her children’s and grandsons’ activities.

She attended New Paltz State Teachers College and took continuing education classes at Adelphi University, Hofstra University, and BCC. Barb worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., then served as Washington Town Clerk, and worked in ENT offices, retiring as Office Manager of the practice of John F. Burton, MD in 1998. After retiring, Barb enjoyed traveling to Maine and North Carolina, as well as an epic cross-country roadtrip. Barb was a caregiver to three family members during her retirement.

Barb’s family is very grateful for the many caregivers who assisted her in recent years.

The Dery-Foley Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A private service will take place in Washington.
Whenever we see a red rose, Barb’s favorite, we will think of her.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Emma Bailey Scholarship Fund (for Washington students) in care of Dery-Foley Funeral Home, 890 E. Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226, or to a charity of your choice.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Ann Gonzales (Sharp), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Barbara

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Barbara Ann Gonzales (Sharp).

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Barbara here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Barbara Ann Gonzales (Sharp) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: