Barbara (Gold) Randolph
January 30, 1944 – August 29, 2020
Barbara Gold Randolph, age 76, of Lynnfield, MA and formerly of Brookline, MA died suddenly in her home on Saturday, August 29, 2020. She lived her every breath with gusto. Barbara will be forever loved and missed by her three children, Elizabeth Randolph Rappaport (married to David M. Rappaport), Thomas Randolph (married to Bei Randolph) and Emily Randolph Silva and their children, Georgia and Josephine Rappaport, Rachel and Michael Randolph, and River and August Silva, respectively. She was known to her grandchildren by the name, "Sugar," which was also her preferred term of endearment for loved ones. She is also survived by her brother Arthur David Gold.
Barbara’s life was one of intellectual curiosity, familial devotion and passion for art and elegance. She wore fashionable clothes, played piano beautifully and read hundreds of books. On her kitchen counter, a stand props up a volume of Will Durant’s "The Story of Civilization." As a child, Barbara spent her summers by the beach in Magnolia, MA, where she was once crowned Miss Magnolia. Barbara’s grandchildren, River and August, lived only a few miles away and enjoyed her loving care and company several times a week since they were born. They recall her amazing banana bread, sleepovers, and recently they cherished FaceTime talks before bed. Barbara’s love and light will live on in her family forever.
Mourners are invited to attend a service to be held outdoors and socially distanced on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington St., CANTON, MA at 9:30 AM. Masks will be required. To obtain information about attending Barbara’s service remotely online, please call Stanetsky Memorial Chapels at 617-232-9300. Her burial will follow the service at Sharon Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
- Dana Farber Cancer Institute
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Barbara (Gold) Randolph
September 3, 2020
Dear Liz, Tom and Emily,
I was so saddened by your Mom’s passing....I, too, will remember her big welcoming smile and gentleness of nature.....always ready to laugh and up for fun!
Please know my heart breaks for you and your beautiful children with such a dynamic loss in your lives....
Sending much love,
September 1, 2020
I was fortunate to meet Barbara in sarasota where she rented for a few years. We became instant friends. We were both from the Boston area and had much in common.
She had an infectious smile and we enjoyed our sunsets over wine.
She cherished the days that her children would visit in Sarasota.
I had the pleasure of her coming when she came back to visit me.so hard to believe my friend thst you’ve left us. Rest In Peace you will forever be in my heart.
September 1, 2020
I only met your Mom a few times at happy family celebrations in Chappaqua and what a wonderful lady - full of smiles and love for her grandkids and family.
Thinking of you all.
Ali, Dean, Zoe, Freya and Noah
August 31, 2020
I will forever remember Barbara with heart felt love.
We became fast friends when we moved next door to her and her family in Chestnut Hill almost thirty years ago. Liz, Tom and Emily were the same ages of our sons Craig and Gavin.
Whenever we were together we could not help but laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Barbara was funny, smart, caring and ever loving to her family. One evening at our house, Barbara and I played canasta against Charlie and Hector; she had never played Canasta before. Nonetheless we beat the men. The prize: losers had to do the dishes.
We spent time together in Prague, New York, Boston , Florida and always found the funny side of things especially the time I had a panic attack going up the Old Clock Tower in Prague; she warned me to not look down. I did. She said, “No problem Lil, If you fall I’ll grab you. “ She would have.
I miss you so much already Barbara.
Love you forever