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In Memory

Barbara Anthonsen (Cowen)

Cowan, Barbara Anthonsen On March 6 2015, of East Boston. Beloved wife of Richard Lance Cowan of East Boston. Dear daughter of the late Edward Anthonsen and Eleanor Hasenfuf. She was the loving sister of Margaret Hogan and her husband Bobby of Watertown and Susan Dukeman and her husband Bill of Milford. Barbara was the loving aunt of Michele Vincent and her husband Peter of Belmont, Shannon Hogan of Watertown and William Dukeman of Milford. She was also the dear great aunt of Peter, Lia, and Charles Vincent all of Belmont. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in Barbara's memory may be donated to the American Cancer Society   . Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home Winthrop, MA 617 846-0050 -

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=174340107#sthash.d0yomhCn.dpuf

You can see some of Barbara's artwork at her site: http://barbaraanthonsencowan.com/


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03/09/15 01:57 PM #2    

Louise Emmott

My condolences.

03/09/15 06:17 PM #3    

Ed Merritt

Barbara was at our 40th Reunion. Here's the yearbook picture that was on the attendee badges that night.

03/09/15 07:12 PM #4    

Nancy Herendeen (Bonoli)

I knew Barbara before moving to Needham in 1965 as she was my grandmother's next door neighbor. There was a small wooded area between the properties full of blueberry bushes that, as small children would claim Dibs on. Her,art work is lovely.

03/09/15 10:32 PM #5    

William Carr

Oh my God! I just read about Barbera in this posting. I am crushed. She was such a sweetheart. As Bob Young said, I was with her from Mitchell through High School. She was best friends with Jeanne Brown (Rafter) and Jeanne and I were boyfriend and girlfriend for a long while so I spent a lot of time with Barbara. When anyone knows when the memorial service is please post it for I wouldn't want to miss it. I loved her for her nuttyness, loudness and all around great spirt. And I do mean loved. I am so...... broken up. You never think of people like Barbera passing especally before you. We were holding hands walikng around, when we were on the Needham High tour at the last reunion. I met Lance several timesa and they were both over my house a couple of times. He seemed very quiet compared to Barbera. SHE WILL BE MISSED. The next reunion won't be the same without her...all my love to you Barbera, where ever you are.....willy carr

03/10/15 08:42 PM #6    

Zeni Niden (Brooks)

I remember Barbara, as the bubbly blonde, in white Go-Go boots and white lipstick and the shortest skirt in junior high, and she was friends with everyone (even me).  She was extremely kind and and very artsy.  Of course, her side kick was Jeannie Brown and they were always seen hanging  together.  I have a memory of them in Woolworths buying make-up. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and Jeannie.  Barb your effervescent spirit will be missed.

03/11/15 07:15 AM #7    

Sue Ann Stansfield (Fecteau)

I also remember Barb as averycheerful young woman and I agree the go go boots!!!!She was always very pleasant. My condolenses to her family RIP.

Sue-Ann Stansfield Fecteau


03/11/15 11:50 AM #8    

Linda Colantonio (Shumway)

I remember walking to Pollard with Barbara and going on one of my first dates in a car with her and another guy.  Also hanging out with her, Jeanne Brown, Cathy Carr, and Nancy Trafton after shcool at Nancy's house on Grt Plain Ave. So sad to know that both Barbara and Cathy are gone.  When I moved back to Needham in 2000, she and Lance would meet up with me, Diane Dineen, Nancy Dunton, and others at the local joints in Newton Lower Falls.  Thanks to Diane for orgainzing those Friday nights, which were spent drinking and talking about old times and new ones. Since moving to Plymouth five years ago, I sadly lost touch with that group, but did talk with Barabara and Lance at the last reunion.

03/12/15 09:23 AM #9    

Nancy Herendeen (Bonoli)

Another fun memory of Barbara: she and her friends were sitting on my Nana's stone wall on a warm summer night. My aunt was eavesdropping and heard Barbara say she always wanted to paint someones car a different color overnight, a perfect job. They were sitting not 2 feet from my aunts 65 Mustang, her pride and joy. I don't think my aunt slept a week that night.

10/23/15 11:38 PM #10    

Beth Nardone (Fridinger)

So sad.


10/24/15 11:37 AM #11    

Robert Gray

My condolences to the family. I met her at the high school when I was 1 of 9 Metco students beginning the program at Needham High School in 1967. We all have lived a lifetime since then. May she rest in peace and her family be comforted.
Rev. Bob Gray

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