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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Barbara F. Eldridge

January 8, 1947January 12, 2020
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Mrs. Barbara F. (Slate) Eldridge, age 73, of Swampscott, died on Sunday, January 12th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. She was the wife of the late William Eldridge. Born in Lynn on January 8, 1947 and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Marie (Evans) Slate, and graduated from Lynn English High School Class of 1964. For the past 45 years she lived in Swampscott. Barbara was a travel agent at Durgin Travel. She had also been a Matron for the Swampscott Police Department, and had worked for John Hancock Life Insurance Company. She was a Swampscott Town Meeting member and member of the Board. For 35 years she served on the Swampscott Housing Authority Board. She also a Board member of Camp Rotary, the Swampscott Veterans Memorial Scholarship, and the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. She was also an active member of First Church in Swampscott, Congregational. She had a passion for traveling. She leaves two sons David Eldridge and his wife Elizabeth of Katy, Texas, and Scott Eldridge of Peabody, and three grandchildren Kyle, Ethan and Molly Eldridge. Visiting hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Friday, January 17th from 5-8 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 AM in the First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue, Swampscott. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Camp Rotary Activities Fund, c/o Richard Cowdell, 372 Ipswich Road, Boxford, MA 01921 or to the REAL Program, 17 Atlantic Street, Lynn, MA 01902.

  • DONATIONS

  • Camp Rotary Activities Fund
  • the REAL Program

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

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Sharon Driscoll

January 20, 2020

David, Scott and family I am very sorry for your loss. Barbara was a great lady, I have many memories of her and Bill at our house growing up with my parents. Thoughts and prayers sent your way! Sharon ( Gilbert) Driscoll and family!

David Kilroy

January 17, 2020

Dear Dave , Scott and family
I’m so sorry for your loss . Your mom was a great lady and I have many childhood memories at your house . My deepest condolences.
David Kilroy

Sue (Murray) Lemm

January 16, 2020

Dear Dave, Liz and Scott,

Your mom was a huge part of our extended neighborhood family - who helped organized the games for the 4th of July block parties, always had the spare key to our home and warmly welcomed us with open arms every time she saw us with a big “woohoo!” She will always be Mrs E to us and we will treasure our memories of your family and Maple Ave. I wish you peace in your hearts and smiles when you remember her. Much love always,
The Murrays ❤️

Eben Nash

January 15, 2020

Dave and Liz,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Barb will be surely missed but it will brighten our heart knowing she in a better place.

Eben and Joanne Nash

Connie Callahan

January 15, 2020

David and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time, Your Mom was a special person and such a good person always ready to help if needed. She will be in our hearts always.

Sandy MacPherson

January 15, 2020

Barbara was on the Board of Swampscott Housing, If she was stopping by the office; and saw a group of us sitting outside in nice weather, she would always stop to visit us. She also gave me a few rides home from church. She was such a lovely lady.
Sandy Macpherson

Jim Scalli

January 15, 2020

Dave & Liz,

We are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. I know she appreciated all of your efforts through this difficult time.

Jim & Mary

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Biography

Mrs. Barbara F. (Slate) Eldridge, age 73, of Swampscott, died on Sunday, January 12th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. She was the wife of the late William Eldridge.
Born in Lynn on January 8, 1947 and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Marie (Evans) Slate, and graduated from Lynn English High School Class of 1964. For the past 45 years she lived in Swampscott.
Barbara was a travel agent at Durgin Travel. She had also been a Matron for the Swampscott Police Department, and had worked for John Hancock Life Insurance Company.
She was a Swampscott Town Meeting member and member of the Board. For 35 years she served on the Swampscott Housing Authority Board. She also a Board member of Camp Rotary, the Swampscott Veterans Memorial Scholarship, and the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. She was also an active member of First Church in Swampscott, Congregational. She had a passion for traveling.
She leaves two sons David Eldridge and his wife Elizabeth of Katy, Texas, and Scott Eldridge of Peabody, and three grandchildren Kyle, Ethan and Molly Eldridge.
Visiting hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Friday, January 17th from 5-8 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 AM in the First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue, Swampscott. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Camp Rotary Activities Fund, c/o Richard Cowdell, 372 Ipswich Road, Boxford, MA 01921 or to the REAL Program, 17 Atlantic Street, Lynn, MA 01902.