Enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished painter

Published March 7, 2019

NORTH ANDOVER — Barbara (Washburn) Green, 85, of North Andover and a former longtime North Reading resident, passed away on March 2, 2019.

She was the beloved wife for 49 years to the late, Frederick R. Green, Jr.

Born in Medford on January 4, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ralph T. and Dorothy (Anselow) Washburn. She was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1951. Barbara was a secretary at John Hancock in Boston and then in later years she worked at The First Congregational Church in Reading. She was a devoted member of the Union Congregational Church in North Reading and a past Queen of the Daughters of the Nile.

Along with her husband Fred, she enjoyed many years volunteering at the Aleppo Shrine in Wilmington. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and she loved cooking for family and friends. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished oil painter. Throughout her life she kept her sense of style along with her love of singing and dance. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to acknowledge the community at Brightview of North Andover where Barbara has resided for the past five and a half years. She made many new friends there and the kindness and compassion from the exceptional staff exemplified the true meaning of a village.

Family members include her loving daughter, Lisa Hubschman and her husband A. Guy of Andover; two sisters, Beverly Jean Demone of New Jersey, and the late Dorothy Coogan; three grandsons, Thomas Hubschman and his wife Daliena of Cambridge, Douglas Hubschman of Somerville, and William Hubschman of Andover; and great-grandmother of Eloise of Cambridge.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or the Shriners Hospitals for Children. www.croswellfuneralhome.com