Barbara (Kent) Elliott, 95, Tiverton

Member of DAR and Society of Mayflower Descendants

Posted 1/14/22

Barbara Louise (Kent) Elliott, age 95, died peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, January 8, 2022. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Wayne K. Elliott.

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Barbara (Kent) Elliott, 95, Tiverton

Member of DAR and Society of Mayflower Descendants

Posted

Barbara Louise (Kent) Elliott, age 95, died peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, January 8, 2022. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Wayne K. Elliott.

Barbara was born in Providence, RI on August 15, 1926. A resident of Concord for 43 years, she also enjoyed summers in her historic home in Chatham, Ma. Most recently she lived in Tiverton, RI and wintered in Naples, Florida. A 1948 graduate of Brown University, she later earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern. She pursued further graduate studies at B.U., Tufts, Simmons, Radcliffe, Leslie and Cambridge University.

Barbara’s teaching career began in the DOD schools overseas, followed by 29 years in the Concord Elementary Schools as a Reading/Language Arts teacher. A longtime volunteer for the Concord Museum, she became a member of the guiding staff following her retirement and was recently named a trustee. She was also a summer volunteer at the Atwood House Museum in Chatham. Memberships included Historic New England, the Concord Garden Club, Society of Mayflower Descendants, the DAR, and a number of family genealogical associations including the Willard Family Association. Barbara was a descendant in the 9th generation of Simon Willard, cofounder of Concord.

Barbara is survived by a sister, Marjorie Kent Gifford of West Hartford, CT and several nieces and nephews.

A private burial service is planned at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Concord Museum, P.O. Box 146, Concord, MA 01742.

To share a remembrance or to offer a condolence in her online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.

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