Atkinson, NH — Todd L. Barbera, 45, of Atkinson, and formerly Haverhill, Mass., and Nashua, died on Friday, October 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of Louis A. and Dolores E. “Dee” (Palmieri) Barbera. He was educated in Haverhill, before attending Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, where he was a member of the varsity track team. He graduated from Central Catholic with the Class of 1986, and went on to attend Merrimack College.
Mr. Barbera worked as a systems administrator for SBLI in Woburn, Mass., for the past eight years. Previously, he worked in the same capacity for WGBH and the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. An avid Bruins fan, he enjoyed hiking, bird watching, nature and wildlife, and motorcycling.
He was an active member of the Atkinson Lions Club, and served as the club’s webmaster and member of the Membership Committee. He also served the town of Atkinson as a member of the Town Technology Committee in 2008 and 2009, and was a past committee chairman. In 2010, he was elected to the Town Budget Committee, serving one year as vice chairman and one year as chairman. In 2012, Mr. Barbera was elected to the Board of Selectman, and recently was serving as chairman.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Leslie L. (Nikoden) Barbera; his father, Louis A. Barbera Jr. of Port Charlotte, Fla.; his mother, Dolores E. “Dee” (Palmieri) Barbera of Port Charlotte; his stepsons, Jason E. Roberts of Atkinson, and Kyle A. Roberts of Clermont, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his two dogs, Schatzie and Bizmark.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, October 15, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. His funeral will take place on Wednesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m., at the Atkinson Congregational Church, Main Street, Atkinson. Burial will follow in Atkinson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.