Barbara A Fraleigh

November 18, 1936February 19, 2013

Barbara A. Fraleigh, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, with her beloved husband, William, and her loving son, James, at her side. Born in the Bronx, NY, she lived in the Castle Hill and Tremont neighborhoods until 1975, when her family moved to River Vale, NJ. Barbara graduated from St. Raymond’s Elementary School in the Bronx and Cathedral High School in Manhattan, then worked all over Mad Men-era New York City: at Chemical Week magazine in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building, New York Telephone, and New York Life. Once in Jersey, she worked part time for A&H Drugs in River Vale and Glickman Research Associates in Northvale before joining Bill in retirement. They married in 1964, sharing nearly half a century of laughter, parenthood, and celebrating Yankees World Series wins. She also belonged to the Westwood Elks Lodge #1562 Ladies’ Auxiliary. Barbara was a lifelong reader, especially enjoying science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries. She adored musicals and movie music, collecting original Broadway cast albums and Hollywood soundtracks from spaghetti Westerns and Bible epics to Bond films and Miami Vice. She also loved spending time with her family by the water, whether visiting the Caribbean, watching Long Island Sound from Johnny’s Reef Restaurant at the tip of City Island, spending summer weeks in Lavallette, or enjoying a late-season jaunt to Wildwood Crest. Her family and friends will miss her wit and ability to light up a room. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbara’s name to the Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Society, Attn: Donation Services, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460.


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Bob Fetherston

February 24, 2013

Dear Bill,I'm so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing.Both of you have been the best of friends even thou we have lots of miles and time between us. Seams like only yesterday the three of us were sitting in the old honey dripper having one of Agelo's Pizzas or the double AA on Zerega Ave having a drink and a lot of laughs.Looking back at time we have to remember all the good times and good people we've known. Barbara and you have been two of the best I have known in my life I will miss her very much.
All my love and sympathy to you and James. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
Your old friend, Bob