North Andover — Barbara C. Somers, age 88, died Saturday morning October 26, 2013. She was born December 28, 1924, in Lawrence, Mass. Barbara attended Connecticut College and was an English teacher for many years. Barbara ended her career as a licensed mental health therapist at the Somers Trust Psychological Associates. Barbara was devoted to community service as a member of many boards, including Elder Services. Barbara loved to read, all forms of theater and music plus played golf and tennis. Barbara loved her time with her friends and family.
Barbara leaves behind three children, Lonnie Stowe, JoAnn Somers and Harry Somers; plus her two sons-in-law, William Sanford Stowe and Robert Reynolds; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Somers; and her brother, Carl G. Caplan of Tewksbury. Barbara had one granddaughter, Kerry Fanning; her husband, William Fanning; and Barbara’s beloved great-grandson, Devin Fanning.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a celebration of her life on Monday, October 28, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Edgewood Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leon Somers Educational Fund at Elder Services of Merrimack Valley in Lawrence, Mass. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.contefuneralhomes.com.