OBITUARY

Barbara "Barb" Bryant

January 29, 1934April 25, 2018

Brunswick-Barbara “Barb” Bryant of Colonial Gardens, Lisbon Falls, died April 25, 2018. She was born in Gardiner, ME on January 29th, 1934 to Roy C. and Dorothy M. Fraser. She was the foster daughter of Clair and Priscilla Oakes, who lovingly raised her after her mother died in 1937. Barb was a proud Navy veteran serving her country where she met her husband Herbert. When Herb passed away in 2009 they had been married for a wonderful 55 years. As a young girl she worked in the shoe industry in Freeport, ME. During Herb and Barb’s 20 years of being Florida “snow birds”, she would work at the Freeport Nursing Home during their summers in Maine. She loved substitute teaching for the Lisbon School Department and was well known to many as “Mrs. B.”

She loved her church and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a very happy, upbeat and positive person. Barb was also very opinionated, strong willed, stubborn, generous and caring. After church on Sunday you could find Barb watching football with her gorgeous and well behaved cat, Norman and her buddy Dan. Her favorite teams were the Patriots and Alabama Crimson Tide. Barb loved baking cookies, family gatherings, yard sales, decorating wreaths, her Pastors’ visits, playing computer scrabble, spending time with the Red Hatter’s group, trips to the ocean, lunches out, and “shop till you drop weekends” with her three daughters. Barb especially loved her Widow’s Group and weekly McDonalds trips. She is thankful for their friendship and support over the years after the loss of her beloved husband.

Barb leaves behind her three beautiful daughters, Priscilla Bryant-Gaffney (James) of Cincinnati, OH; Patricia Haines (Royce) of Lakeville, ME; and Paula Landry (Gary) of Richmond, ME. One handsome, smart and talented Grandson, Taylor Haines and his beautiful wife Lauren of Corinth, ME. One sweet younger sister, Beryl Karkos (George) of Lisbon, ME. Barb will also be remembered by her very close friends; Elaine Conway, Pauline-a-Gregoire, Leanne Celinski and last but certainly not least her very special friends and neighbors Dan and Gwen Michel. She was predeceased by her husband Herb, mother and father, foster parents, older sister Erma Downs and two very close friends LaVerne Williams and Amber Tarr.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Barbara’s life by visiting her guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

The funeral service will be held at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Visiting hours will be from 1pm-3pm with a funeral service at 3pm and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, in care of Barb Bryant, P.O. Box 160, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are being made by Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.

  • FAMILY

  • Barb leaves behind her three beautiful daughters, Priscilla Bryant-Gaffney (James) of Cincinnati, OH; Patricia Haines (Royce) of Lakeville, ME; and Paula Landry (Gary) of Richmond, ME. One handsome, smart and talented Grandson, Taylor Haines and his beautiful wife Lauren of Corinth, ME. One sweet younger sister, Beryl Karkos (George) of Lisbon, ME. Barb will also be remembered by her very close friends; Elaine Conway, Pauline-a-Gregoire, Leanne Celinski and last but certainly not least her very special friends and neighbors Dan and Gwen Michel. She was predeceased by her husband Herb, mother and father, foster parents, older sister Erma Downs and two very close friends LaVerne Williams and Amber Tarr.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, in care of Barb Bryant, P.O. Box 160, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Teri Williams-Dutton

May 1, 2018

My condolences on they loss of your Mom. Barb was a good friend to my Mom, LaVerne. They had many good times together and shared a lot of laughs.

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Biography

Brunswick-Barbara “Barb” Bryant of Colonial Gardens, Lisbon Falls, died April 25, 2018. She was born in Gardiner, ME on January 29th, 1934 to Roy C. and Dorothy M. Fraser. She was the foster daughter of Clair and Priscilla Oakes, who lovingly raised her after her mother died in 1937. Barb was a proud Navy veteran serving her country where she met her husband Herbert. When Herb passed away in 2009 they had been married for a wonderful 55 years.

As a young girl she worked in the shoe industry in Freeport, ME. During Herb and Barb’s 20 years of being Florida “snow birds”, she would work at the Freeport Nursing Home during their summers in Maine. She loved substitute teaching for the Lisbon School Department and was well known to many as “Mrs. B.” She loved her church and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a very happy, upbeat and positive person. Barb was also very opinionated, strong willed, stubborn, generous and caring. After church on Sunday you could find Barb watching football with her gorgeous and well behaved cat, Norman and her buddy Dan. Her favorite teams were the Patriots and Alabama Crimson Tide. Barb loved baking cookies, family gatherings, yard sales, decorating wreaths, her Pastors’ visits, playing computer scrabble, spending time with the Red Hatter’s group, trips to the ocean, lunches out, and “shop till you drop weekends” with her three daughters. Barb especially loved her Widow’s Group and weekly McDonalds trips. She is thankful for their friendship and support over the years after the loss of her beloved husband.

Barb leaves behind her three beautiful daughters, Priscilla Bryant-Gaffney (James) of Cincinnati, OH; Patricia Haines (Royce) of Lakeville, ME; and Paula Landry (Gary) of Richmond, ME. One handsome, smart and talented grandson, Taylor Haines and his beautiful wife Lauren of Corinth, ME. One sweet younger sister, Beryl Karkos (George) of Lisbon, ME. Barb will also be remembered by her very close friends; Elaine Conway, Pauline-a-Gregoire, Leanne Celinski and last but certainly not least her very special friends and neighbors Dan and Gwen Michel. She was predeceased by her husband Herb, mother and father, foster parents, older sister Erma Downs and two very close friends LaVerne Williams and Amber Tarr. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Barbara’s life by visiting her guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

The funeral service will be held at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Visiting hours will be from 1pm-3pm with a funeral service at 3pm and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, in care of Barb Bryant, P.O. Box 160, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are being made by Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.