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Barbara J. Smith

Obituary for Barbara J. Smith

October 30, 1937 - February 16, 2020
Nashua, New Hampshire | Age 82


Barbara J. Smith, 82, of Nashua, died February 16, 2020 at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on October 30, 1937, in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late James and Kathryn (Schrieber) Kilburn. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, MI and earned her bachelor's degree in music from Univ. of Illinois. Barbara lived in Turkey for many years. She enjoyed traveling and did so with her husband, the late Col. Robert A. Smith, while he was in the Air Force. While living in Manhattan, she was a professional singer, stage name "Robbie Burns", and traveled extensively during her singing career. Barbara was an educator in various elementary schools, as well as a music teacher in Rye, NY. She also was a teacher of ministries and a member of the community of the Living Water. Barbara was the manager of a day care in Milford for several years, as well as the manager of Ste. Marie Church Bookstore, for 12 years before retiring in 2009.

She was predeceased by her husband, Col. Robert A. Smith in 2011.
Surviving family members include her daughter, Laurie A. Carraturo and husband Michael of Trumbull, Ct; her son, Stephen A. Smith and wife Amy of Amherst; three grandchildren, Ellie and Ethan Carraturo of Trumbull, CT, and Kaitlyn Hart of Milford; and her brother, James L. Kilburn and wife Patricia of Cleburne, TX. She was also predeceased by her sister, Lois A. Peterson.

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Funeral Service will take place at 10 am on Saturday, May 9th at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 40 Mitchell St., Manchester, NH 03103. Burial will take place at 11 am on Monday, May 11th, in NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hgwy., Boscawen, NH 03303. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Assoc. NH Chapter, 166 S. River Rd., Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110.

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