HOPKINTON - Barbara Ryerson, age 83, of Checkerberry Lane, died Saturday, February 16, 2013 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Barbara was born in Clifton Springs, N.Y. the only child of the late E. Paul and Beatrice (Swarthout) Starr. She was a graduate of Eastman Dental School in Rochester, N.Y. and worked as a hygienist for over 25 years.
She was a deeply committed wife, mother and grandmother whose compassion and love was an example to all. She had many friends and was involved in her community especially with causes for the elderly. Her winters were spent in Florida where she enjoyed an active and busy life.
Barbara is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Richard P. Ryerson of Hopkinton; her four children, Starr R. Daniels and her husband Grover B. of Lincoln, Mass., Richard P. Ryerson Jr. and his wife Michelle Bagley Ryerson of Lebanon, Ann R. Garrett and her husband Christopher M. of Concord, and Thomas P. Ryerson and his wife Christine Mamos Ryerson of Pembroke; seven grandchildren, Lauren and Julie Daniels, Gabrielle and Hannah Ryerson, Ryerson and Brendan Garrett, and Cameron Ryerson.
A Private Service for the immediate family will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Payson Center Cancer Care, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.
The Waters Funeral Home, Concord is in charge of the arrangements.