ROSS, Barbara C. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1930, died on January 18 in Tucson, Arizona, her home for the past eighteen years. Barbara was a Ford scholar at the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a PhD in Psychology, and then became a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. While a professor she served as president of the History division of the American Psychological Association and editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, and was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. A life member of the Boston Athenaeum, she also served as president of the Nichols House Museum Board of Directors. Barbara was loved by many people for her fun spirit and her parties and dinners, always beautifully done. She leaves two children: Stephanie Ross of Washington, D.C., and Warren K. Ross, Jr. ofWellesley,Mass.
Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2012.
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I was honored to have gotten to know Barbara toward the end of her life. She was a lovely and loving person. I wish we had known each other longer and that our sister, Anne, could have lived long enough to have met her once again.
Alice Bergeron Aurelia
May 23, 2012
Dr. Ross was my psychology professor at UMass Boston in the early '80s. I remember her as an enthusiastic and competent teacher who loved her discipline, always treating her students with kindness and respect.
Rev. John Mahoney
February 12, 2012
It is truly hurtful when we loose our loved ones to death, but please remember that God is a help readily to be found during this time of grief and sorrow. (Psalm 46:1)