SKOURAS-Barbara. Wife of 55 years of Spyros S. Skouras, Sr., Chairman PrudentialGrace Lines, the beloved mother of late Cassandra, Spyros, Jr., George and Damaris and grandmother of Spyros III, Marina, Sophia and Calliste. Barbara, daughter of Mimi and Russell Feldmann, Chairman of Newport Steel and National Union Electric & Television. Barbara's career commenced with Hearst Publications and Louis de Rochemont's March of Time. She then founded Barbara Skouras Progressive Interior Designs, designing homes, executive offices, ships, yachts and aircraft. Barbara graduated from Mary Mount, Spence and Pine Manor. Fly fishing, tennis, field shooting, biking and skiing were here favorite sports. Barbara will always be remembered for her graciousness, caring and generosity to all with whom she came in contact. Her inner beauty, kindness and vivaciousness were radiant. Diagnosed with lung cancer, her devout faith in God and great courage, kept her optimistic and positive. She died in peace at home August 24 with her loving husband and children at her side. Barbara may be viewed at the Leo Gallagher & Son Funeral Home (203) 869-1513 at 31 Arch Street, Greenwich on Sunday, August 27, service at 5:30 P.M. Funeral mass will be at St. Michael's Church at 469 North Street, Greenwich, CT, August 28, 10:30 A.M. Reception at The Blind Brook Club, follows burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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Published in The New York Times from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2006