Barbara Elsie Crofts Urban
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1918-2013 WILLIAMSTOWN Mrs. Barbara Elsie Crofts Urban, 94 of Proprietor's Field, 118 Church St. Williamstown, died Thursday February 7, 2013 at her home.
She was born in North Adams, on September 3, 1918, daughter of Thomas and Blanche (Hicks) Crofts. She graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1936.
Barbara and her late husband were the first mangers of the Proprietor's Field apartment complex from 1979 to 1988. Before that, she worked at the North Adams Transcript as a bookkeeper for about ten years.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her family.
She was the widow of Harry C. Urban who died on November 18, 1996. They were married on August 31, 1940.
Survivors include two daughters- Barbara Hardiman, and her husband, Charles of Buford, Ga., and Jean Thorndike of Williamstown. One son, Harry F. Urban, and his wife, Anne of North Adams. Four grandchildren, Patricia Carter of Williamstown; Scott Hardiman of Buford, Ga.; and Rachel Tassone and Liz Urban of North Adams. She also leaves three great grandchildren, Alison Tassone, Domenick Tassone, and Croft Carter; one sister- Blanche Heggie of Williamstown; and nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and two sisters are deceased including Helen Judd, Dorothy Henderson; and Thomas and John Crofts.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service for Barbara Urban will be held Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247.
To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on Feb. 10, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.