Barbara Grace Richardson Furman

Lebanon. N.H. — Barbara Grace Richardson Furman died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center surrounded by family. Mrs. Furman was born on September 24th, 1922 in Quechee, Vt. to Grace Perkins Richardson and Frank Richardson. She attended schools in Quechee and Andover, N.H., graduating from Andover High School. She married Alden W. Furman of Ludlow, Vt. on December 22, 1941.

She was employed by Vermont Life of Montpelier, Readex Newsbank of Chester and the Orange-Windsor School District. She was active in the South Royalton Women’s Club and volunteered her time each year at the Town Meeting voter check list. Barbara enjoyed her family, reading and her flower beds.

Mrs. Furman is survived by her daughter, Patricia J. Stender of West Hartford Vt.; two sons, Robert A. Furman of Chester Vt. and Richard W. Furman of Hartford, Vt. She is also survived by ;Grandchildren, Caitlin Caserta of Walpole, N.H., Christopher Stender of West Hartford, Michael Stender of South Strafford, Vt., Abigail Ventura of Charlestown, N.H., and Dennis Furman of Hartford. She is survived by ;Great Grandchildren, Patrick Bettis of Hartford, Sam and Henry Caserta of Walpole, and Lucio and Julieta Ventura of Charlestown.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alden W. Furman in 1989.

A private family graveside service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara Furman’s memory can be made to the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, PO Box 127, 708 Kurn Hattin Road, Westminster, Vt. 05158. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boadway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. A private message for the family can be made at