Barbara also served on the Film Festival Committee of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, where she made her mark as well. Bill Smalley, a fellow committee member, noted that “it was a pleasure watching films with her, she pointing out some quirkiness of a film, some production highlights. We will miss her insights and her upbeat personality.”
Barbara was born in Danbury, Conn., on April 7, 1937, the first child of Leo and Harriette Papish. Her father was a factory owner and her mother was a housewife with many interests and memberships in volunteer organizations. Barbara’s extensive volunteering followed in her mother’s footsteps, though their paths diverged. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1954 and then from the University of Connecticut in 1968. She is survived by her husband and her brother, Stephen.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the Campbell Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly location), on Sunday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Rabbi Alison Adler will preside. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 or the Alzheimer’s Research Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.