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Barbara Madden

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Barbara Madden Obituary
Barbara (Williams) Madden passed away on July 15, 2017 at Wake Robin, Shelburne, Vermont, in the loving embrace of her family, at the age of 96.

Barbara was born on December 27, 1920 to Ruth Brown Williams and Frederick Edward Williams in Springfield, Massachusetts. Barbara was a long time resident of Brattleboro.

Barbara grew up in Springfield through her high school years and was busily involved in a variety of interests: family, church, school, and community. Barbara entered nursing, graduating from Boston Children's Hospital School of Nursing ,Teachers College Columbia University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her nursing career took her from Boston, to the Appalachian Trail, to the Director of Nursing with over 1,000 staff at a large rehab hospital in Southern California. Then as a speaker on Nursing around the world: to such places as South Africa and Iran.

Barbara always had an active personal life taking advantage of what was available. Her itchy feet and adventurous spirit took her to many out of the way places in our world and was still travelling at 96!

Barbara was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie (Williams) Doubleday and is survived by her niece Lynn Kuralt and nephew Jason Peter Doubleday both of Brattleboro, Vermont, her great-nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews spread across the country. Her love of life and spirit of adventure will be missed by all.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on July 25, 2017
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