Carol Barr

September 4, 1928February 24, 2018

BARR, Carol of Swampscott, MA, passed peacefully surrounded by loving family on Feb 24, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Barr. Dear daughter of the late Elsie and William Newman of Irvington, NJ. Devoted mother of daughter Susan Goldstein-Barr & her husband Steve, son Thomas Barr & his wife Susan, and daughter Cathy Taylor & her husband Thomas. Grandmother of Alyssa Tomasi Castro and Andrea Tomasi, Caroline and Sara Taylor and Alexander and Ian Barr. Great-grandmother of Ori and Rumi Castro Tomasi. Graduate of Douglass College, Class of 1950.

As the founder of Carol Barr Fine Art, and the owner of Marlborough Galleries on Newbury Street in Boston, forged a path in art publishing and artist distribution by establishing US presence for Simbari, Michel Henri, Alvar and Rodo Boulanger. Found great joy entertaining family and friends with her wit and spunk.

Services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA on Sunday March 4 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made in honor of hospice to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  • Susan Goldstein-Barr, Daughter
  • Thomas Barr, Son
  • Cathy Taylor, Daughter
  • Alyssa Tomasi Castro, Granddaughter
  • Andrea Tomasi, Granddaughter
  • Sara Taylor, Granddaughter
  • Alexander Barr, Grandson
  • Ian Barr, Grandson
  • Ori Castro Tomasi, Great Grandchild
  • Rumi Castro Tomasi, Great Grandchild
  • Stanley Barr, Husband
  • Elsie Newman, Mother
  • William Newman, Father


  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Shiva Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Carol Barr

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