Published in the January 15, 2016 edition

Hurwitz-obit-webCHELSEA — Antonette A. (Barbaro) Hurwitz, 91, of Salem passed away at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on Jan. 6.

She was born in Boston on July 23, 1924 to the late Charles and Angelina (Macaluso) Barbaro. Antonette was raised in the North End of Boston, lived in Everett for several years and most of her life in Salem.

Mrs. Hurwitz worked as a bookkeeper for over many years at Comet Leather in Peabody.

Antonette was dedicated to her family and was always there to help any of her relatives in need. She was a loving godmother and aunt to many nieces and nephews and loved going to the opera with her mother.

Mrs. Hurwitz enjoyed traveling, was an avid bowler, enjoyed doing word search puzzles and loved all her dogs. Antonette loved spending time with family, going out with the girls and was very generous to numerous local charities.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Hurwitz. She was the devoted sister of Joseph Barbaro of Florida and the late Salvatore, Charles, Anthony and Frankie Barbaro. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Monday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 8 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose, at 9 a.m.

Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Memorial contributions may be made in Antonette’s name to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit