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Barbara Ann Bahnson

1932-2012 LENOX Barbara Ann Bahnson, 80, of Old Stockbridge Road, died Wednesday evening at her home.

Born in Charleston, W.V., July 27, 1932, the daughter of James R. and Pauline V. Holstein Sheeran, she attended schools there and later earned her nursing degree from Dartmouth's Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Hanover, New Hampshire.

A Registered Nurse, Mrs. Bahnson worked for several years as a visiting nurse for the VNA of the Berkshires and most recently was employed at the Hillcrest Educational Center in Lenox, retiring in 2000.

She is survived by two daughters; Betsey O'Toole and her husband Dan of South Hadley, and Brenda Bahnson and husband Ken Gonsalves of Great Barrington; one son Brian Bahnson and wife Lauri Webber of Newark, Delaware; one sister Mary Alice Summerfield of Dunbar, West Virginia; grandchildren Jeffrey and Megan Bahnson; and her former husband, Dr. William Bahnson, of Greenfield. She was predeceased by her son William Bahnson in 1982.

A private graveside funeral service for Barbara A. Bahnson of Lenox will be conducted in the Stockbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 1, 2012
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