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Barbara Leigh Aeschliman

September 1, 1928August 7, 2015

Aeschliman, Barbara "Barri" Leigh, 86, of Hyannis, died Friday, August 7, 2015. She was born to the late Myrle L. Aeschliman and Edward J. Aeschliman, September 1, 1928 in Tianjin, China.

Barri graduated from Swarthmore College and Temple Medical School. Barri was a psychiatrist until she retired in 2010. She was a member of South East Massachusetts Psychiatrist Society, NAACP - Hyannis, the South Congregational Church and various knitting and book clubs. A life long learner, Barri enjoyed taking classes at Cape Cod Community College and Harvard Medical School.

Barri is survived by her sisters, Dorothy D. Aeschliman and Patricia J. McGreal, her daughters, Melanie and Johanna, her granddaughter Camryn Leigh and her Bichon Frise, Bennet.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the South Congregational Church, 565 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632.


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Christine Amis MD

August 25, 2015

I was always amazed and impressed at Barri's spirit and willingness to share her wisdom without pretension and an inquisativeness with humility. She stayed involved in psychiatry and with psychiatrists even though it wasn't ever easy. I admired her dignity and warm smile. She never apologized for any of those over 80 year things that our culture often moves too fast for. A fine role model whose diminutive size belied her large heart and presence. Thanks Barri for sharing.

Nicole Graham-Victor

August 16, 2015

Johanna and Camyrn, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mother and grandmother sounds like she was an amazing woman. Wishing her eternal peace.

Deb Bloomberg

August 16, 2015

I knew Barri for 20 years. I loved taking her for sunset drives to Barnstable Harbor, eating at Cookes, playing Old Maid and Crazy Eights,trivia nights at Unos and visits to Scargo Pottery. She was kind, warm and an intelligent, independent woman. I will miss her smile and our conversations that ranged from world politics to her childhood in China. She was a gem.

Pamela Danforth

August 16, 2015

For many years, an active and participatory member of Craigville Village, Barri was a woman of great integrity, wisdom and wit. She will be missed in our village. Wishing all, peace.

August 13, 2015

Johanna, Camryn and family....I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. I hope your memories of your lives with her will bring you comfort during this very difficult time. My sympathy....
Linda Emmetts

Rachel Higgins

August 13, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. A. was the best. I worked with her at Neponset. She was a very caring Dr. and her clients just loved her. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Pamela Sampson

August 12, 2015

So sorry to hear of Barri's passing. She was a fascinating woman and so dedicated to her family and her profession.....it was a great pleasure to have worked with her for so many years at the Somerville Court. Rest in peace old friend.


August 12, 2015

I considered Barri a friend. I just wish I could have been able to spend more time in Hyannis. We always talked about going to lunch. One day we'll meet again and go to DINNER.

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

August 10, 2015

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.