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Pinkham, Barbara H.

PINKHAM, Barbara Helen of Dedham died of complications from aspiration pneumonia on June 4, 2020 at home, with family by her side. She was 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Harlan R. (Bob) Pinkham. She was born on May 15, 1934 in Boston, the daughter of Samuel G. Smyth and Elsa (Munroe) Smyth. She grew up in Hyde Park and graduated from Hyde Park High School. In addition to raising her four children with her husband Harlan, Barbara also worked for more than twenty years as an administrative assistant at a number of corporations, including Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Cullinet Software and The William Underwood Company. Barbara was a member of Allin Congregational Church in Dedham. She enjoyed numerous crafts and a variety of physical fitness activities including walking, skiing, aerobics, and, in her later years, working out with a personal trainer until the age of 85. She is survived by her sons Richard of Harrisville, Rhode Island; and Robert, and his wife Margaret, of Needham; and Russell of Dedham; and her daughter Deborah Pinkham Brooks, and her husband David, of Brunswick, Maine; and eight grandchildren: Derek, John, Elizabeth, William, Eliza, Robert, Matthew and Jenna. She is also survived by her sister, E. Marilyn Smyth of Dedham, formerly of Ridgefield, CT; and three nieces and nephews. Visiting hours on Sunday June 14th will be from 2-4 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, WESTWOOD. In observance of COVID-19 restrictions, face coverings are required. Due to current restrictions, the funeral and interment are private. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lorraine Butler
    June 13th, 2020 | 12:25 am

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

    June 13th, 2020 | 11:35 am

    I was very sad to hear of Barbara’s death. She was a friend to my late mother, Liz Bryant, for many years. They knew each other first at St. John’s Methodist Church, and then later at Allin Church. My sisters, my spouse and I spoke with Barbara a few times in the later years of my mother’s life when we accompanied her to Allin church, or when Barbara attended my mother’s birthday parties. She was very sweet and always very attentive to Liz, and I know my mother was fond of her.

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