Barbara A. Germaine

Barbara A. Germaine
Formerly of Foxborough, ties to Fitchburg; 75

FOXBOROUGH -- Barbara A. Germaine, age 75, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the daughter of the late Edgar and Catherine (Meaney) Maloney.

Barbara was born in Amesbury on August 31, 1937 and was a graduate of St. Bernard High School in Fitchburg. She has been a resident of Plainville for the past two years and was a former longtime resident of Foxborough.

Barbara was the Collector/Treasurer for the Town of Foxborough for over 23 years. She was elected as Collector in May of 1977 and in May of 1982 she was elected as Treasurer. From then until 1995 Barbara held both offices, never having lost an election. In 1995, her dual functions as Collector/Treasurer were changed to the appointed position of Revenue Officer which she held until her retirement in October, 2000. During her tenure, Barbara was Secretary of the Norfolk County Municipal Finance Officers for 20 years. As Collector/Treasurer, Barbara played a key role in the development of the first computer systems used by the town for tax accounting.

Barbara was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her sister, Arlene Henault of Fitchburg along with many nieces and nephews and their children. Included in Barbara's own family are her children, Gail MacLean (and husband, Alan) of Texas, John Germaine of Foxborough, Judi Plante (and husband, Dick) of Aruba; her grandchildren, Ashley, Alex, Tia, Chris, and Jeff (now deceased); her great-grandchildren, Dillon and Emma and her life partner, Guy Devine of Plainville.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 12-2 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough. A celebration of life will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. To light a candle in Barbara's memory, please visit the funeral home web site at For additional information please contact 508-543-5471. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name may be made to the Foxborough Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 636, Foxborough, MA 02035.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 14, 2013