North Andover — Mr. Herbert E. Barwell, 94, of North Andover, died December 3, 2013, at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. Mr. Barwell was born in North Andover, April 28, 1919, to the late C.David and L. Blanche (Hall) Barwell.
Mr. Barwell was a graduate of Johnson High School, Class of 1938. He was an exceptional athlete having been inducted into the North Andover High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Barwell played on two Johnson High baseball teams that won titles. He led the league with a .446 batting average. He was the left guard on the football team and was chosen to play on the All Lowell Suburban League Basketball Team. Mr. Barwell was Vice President of his class for four years. He also attended Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine and Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.
He was a member of the Cochichewick Lodge of Masons. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and gardening. He was an accomplished musician, particularly the clarinet. Mr. Barwell served in the US Army during WWII. He was a wounded combat veteran serving in the European Theatre of Operations in the 317th Infantry Regiment 80th Division 3rd Army. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was also a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover. Mr. Barwell worked as a salesman for over 40 years with Colgate Palmolive and other companies.
Mr. Barwell was married for 61 years to the late Barbara E. (Hainsworth) Barwell who died in 2005. He was predeceased by his son, Charles D. Barwell, who died as a child and held a special place in his father’s heart. His survivors include, son, James and his wife, Louise Barwell, of New Durham, N.H.; daughter, Beth and her husband, Wayne Boardman, of Homosassa, Fla. Grandchildren, Amy, Candace, Mark, Drew and Laura. Great-grandchildren, Devin, Kyle, Olivia, Jeremy and Kate. A nephew, David Sartrys and a niece, Susan Doyle.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, Mass. A Masonic Service will be offered at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. also on Monday. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.contefuneralhomes.com.