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Mrs. Barbara (Drake) Weinz
  • MSPCA
    350 South Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02130

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“For Nancy and Lydia,When I was 9 Barbara taught me how to sail and she was Captain of the Sears Cup crew from Stage Harbor Yacht Club competing in...Read More ยป
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“I greatly enjoyed Barbara, as a gardening friend in Bath, ME & at our Monday night meeting. She was a smart & spirited lady, and I will miss her. ”
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“Nancy and family. We are so sad to hear of your loss. We'll see you soon. Live, the Newells ”
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Barbara (Drake) Weinz, of Reading, formerly of Maine and longtime resident of Chatham, Cape Cod, passed away on Monday May 13, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family and pets.

Born 9/20/1932 in Morristown New Jersey, Barbara was the daughter of the late Fredrick Drake and Martha (Ferguson) Drake. Barbara was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Barbara was a master gardener. Her love for gardening was steadfast. She was a longtime member of the Rhododendron Society and won many awards for her work in hybridizing specialty Rhododendrons. She loved her pets and her plants passionately. Barbara was a proud Democrat throughout her life. Her Front Street Antiques shop in Bath ME gave her great enjoyment for many years, as did her involvement in the Mid-Coast Maine antiques community. She remained ever grateful for her sobriety of over 45 years, one day at a time.

Barbara is the loving mother of Nancy Howell and her husband Blair and Lydia Smith and her husband Peter Le Tarte. She is the devoted grandmother of Evelyn Howell, Evin Howell, and Loretta Twomey McNeil. She is the cherished great grandmother of Moria McNeil. Barbara is the dear sister of the late Douglas Drake ad Priscilla Drake.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family in the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING Friday May 24th, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Please consider donations in memory of Barbara to the MSPCA 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02130 or https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/.