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Hamlin, Barbara E.

Barbara Elvira (Hall) Hamlin, a lifelong resident of Norwood, died Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  She was 92.  Barbara was born March 30, 1928 in Walpole, Massachusetts, the only child of James Cavers and Mary Ada (Butterfield) Hall.  She graduated from Norwood High School and worked as a cafeteria worker and librarian at Factory Mutual (now FM Global) in Norwood and also worked at McDonalds and Lechmere.  Barbara was a Rainbow Girl in her youth and was an active member of the United Church of Norwood where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was a former head of the Women’s Guild at the church. Barbara was the wife for 54 years of the late Donald Geoffrey Hamlin Sr., and the mother of the late Donald G. Hamlin Jr.  She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy E. Jones, and her husband Eric, and Sandra J. Savage, and her husband Andrew; her three grandchildren, Jessica L. Savage, Dorothy E. Cook, and Melissa A. Savage; and her daughter-in-law Lori Hamlin.  Due to covid restrictions services and interment in Highland Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers Barbara’s family is asking that donations in her name be made to the Norwood Circle of Hope, PO Box 421, Norwood, MA 02062.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lorraine Butler
    February 16th, 2021 | 12:19 am

    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

  2. February 17th, 2021 | 11:01 am

    We will miss the evening phone calls twice a week or more. Our friendship of almost 60 years leaves us with many memories to cherish. Now united with Don and Don, Jr., heaven will never be the same! We will meet again some day soon.
    Much love, Bob & Ruthie

  3. February 17th, 2021 | 6:18 pm

    Mrs. Hamlin was full of life, strong and independent woman. We always enjoyed when we were able to visit with her. She will be missed, but not forgotten. May the fond memories bring you all some peace during this difficult time!
    Tony and Katie

  4. Bonnie Taeger-Kimball
    February 17th, 2021 | 8:57 pm

    Mama Barbara was a one of a kind Godmother and Heaven gained a very unique Angel and Heaven will never be the same again. Say hi to Daddy Don, Donni, and many others. I know that Auntie Marilyn, Uncle Russell, Mrs Bibby, the Bucks, Mrs Bowen and so many more that have gone before you and have greeted you at the beautiful gates of heaven. Thanks for the many memories! I will cherish our calls, her feistiness, sarcasm, laughs, and so many special comments I will treasure. I am forever grateful and this is another special loss that hits deep. Rest Easy! Until we meet again. Much Love Always to the entire family. May memories comfort you.

  5. Mary A. MacVeigh
    February 26th, 2021 | 1:09 pm

    Enjoyed my visits with Barbara when I delivered books to her. We had long conversations and always looked forward to the next visit. I’ll miss spending time with her.

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