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1940 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
CALLENDER-HANSEL, Barbara Was an only child born August 23, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Granville Callender and Ella Bynoe Callender. On Saturday, January 4, 2014, after a long illness, Barbara peacefully passed away at the Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Barbara lived most of her life in Roxbury. She attended the Boston Public Schools until her parents relocated to Everett where she attended and in 1958 graduated from Parlin High School. In 1962 she received her BA from Tufts University with a certificate of specialization in art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Barbara completed her graduate studies at Harvard University. Barbaras professional career was extensive; she was Director of Cambridge Community Schools, she taught at Goddard College, Harvard University Extension, Massachusetts College of Art and in 2003 retired after teaching for many years at Boston Latin School. She served as president of the Massachusetts Black Teachers Association, volunteered at WGBH and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Barbara was a friendly, adventurous, fun loving woman who loved fashion and traveled extensively. She was an accomplished artist and silversmith. During her early years she fashioned unique jewelry for herself, family and friends. She leisurely spent her summers at her home in Onset, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Barbara was formerly married to Cecil Hansel of Boston and the mother of one son Rahcine Hansel. She was grandmother to Kamau and Sakeem Hansel. Barbara is mourned by a host of family and friends. There will be a Viewing on Friday January 10, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm followed by Funeral Service at Noon at Riley Funeral Home, 171 Humboldt Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121. Final Disposition: Forest Hills Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Riley Funeral Home. For online condolences visit www.rileyantoinefuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 8, 2014
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