Middleton — Barbara A. (Kaestner) Caldwell, 67, died Sunday morning, November 4, 2012, at her home in Middleton following a courageous, brief battle with A.L.S. She was the wife of the late William Caldwell, with whom she shared over thirty years of marriage.
Born in Chelsea on May 26, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Florence (Foster) Kaestner. She was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She then served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Merrimack College.
For more than thirty years, Barbara was employed as an accountant for Raytheon in North Andover.
A longtime Topsfield resident, she was an enthusiastic day trader and was dedicated to her family.
She is survived by her children, Scott Caldwell of San Francisco, Calif., Brian Caldwell and his wife Kierin of Topsfield, Kathie Caldwell of Middleton, and Jacquelin “Jackie” Caldwell of Arlington, and four grandchildren, Noah Leary, and Jack, Sam, and Ally Caldwell. She was predeceased by a brother, Jerome “Jerry” Kaestner.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours are Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101. www.LyonsFuneral.com.