Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Libby Gans

June 19, 1932November 7, 2019

of Peabody, MA., formerly of West Palm Beach, FL, entered into rest on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Nathan Gans. Devoted mother of William Gans, Ronald Hunter and his wife Jodie, and the late Michael Gans. Cherished grandmother of Jaclyn Gans, Joshua Gans and his wife Jamie-Leigh, Jaidan Hunter, Aubree Hunter, Brandon Hunter and CJ Hunter. Treasured great-grandmother of Grace and Charlie. The loving sister of Adele Schackelford and the late Merrill Barber. Dear daughter of the late Simpson and Matilda Barber and her special friend, Ken Burton.

She grew up in Dorchester, MA., where she also raised her three children, graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School. She had an extensive career in Human Resources with Jordan Marsh, University Hospital and Digital Equipment Corporation. She was a dedicated member of Tifereth Israel Congregation in Peabody. She was also an active volunteer in her community. She loved to crochet and knit blankets for her family and was an avid reader. She cherished her time spent with family, friends, and respected colleagues & clients.

A graveside funeral service for Libby will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00AM at City of Boston Lodge Cemetery, 19 Washington Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Shiva will be held following services at the home of Jerry and Joanne Pressman, 8 Tara Road, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Libby’s memory to Avodah, avodah.net

For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.


  • Graveside Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019


Libby Gans

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