Plaistow, NH — Barbara A. (Bayek) Lapinskas, 84, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home, following a long illness.
Born in Haverhill, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John and Marjorie (Tremblay) Bayek. She was raised in Plaistow, and attended the Pollard School. She later graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1948.
Mrs. Lapinskas retired from AT&T Technologies of North Andover in 1994, with 20 years of service, and had previously been employed at Keezer Manufacturing and TelMark Co., and in the cafeteria of Timberlane Regional High School.
She was a member of Saint James Parish of Haverhill, The Telephone Pioneers and the Communication Workers of America, AFl-CIO.
Mrs. Lapinskas was an accomplished artist in oils and enjoyed painting flowers, landscapes and wildlife. She also enjoyed cooking and was an incredible baker, well known for her pies and cookies. An avid traveler, she had visited Italy, Ireland, Spain, England, Morocco, and Hawaii. She had an affinity for animals and had rescued two cats she raised as pets.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Albert Lapinskas of Plaistow; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Lake and Debra and Seron Houlberg, all of Santa Fe, N.M.; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and William Lowthers of Ocala, Fla.; a granddaughter, Jenica Waters and her husband, Von, of California.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, with a Liturgy of the Word and Blessing of the Body at 10 a.m., in Saint James Church, Winter St., Haverhill.
Donations may be made to Feline Friends, P.O.Box 2452, Salem NH.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lydia Zuser, MD and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care and comfort provided to Mrs. Lapinskas and her family.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.