Barbara Fraser Lawlor

  • Born: December 14, 1925
  • Died: April 30, 2019
  • Location: New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Fraser Lawlor, 93, beloved wife of the late William J. Lawlor passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on April 30 after a long battle with cancer.

Barbara was born and raised in Mt.Vernon, NY and graduated from Barnard College in 1947. She lived in Pelham for 59 years. She is survived by her four children, Barbara (William) Jahnes, Patricia Murphy, Susan (Brent) Howard, William (Cynthia) Lawlor and her sister, Eleanor Heusner. She has 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by them as well as her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Barbara retired from the Pelham School system after 46 years as a teaching assistant and substitute teacher. She was a member of the Manor Club, a Director, and chaired the Manor Matinee for more than 20 years. As a member of Huguenot Memorial Church for over 50 years she served as a Stephen minister, Deacon for 12 years and Elder for 11 years. She was also a member of the Women's Society, the Building and Grounds Committee and the church's bell ringers.

Barbara's hobbies included knitting, crossword puzzles, bridge, bowling and traveling.
She was an avid fan of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune . She enjoyed spending time with her family and spent part of over 80 summers on Long Beach Island, NJ with them.

A visitation will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, NY, on Friday May 10th, between 5 and 7 pm. A memorial service will be held at the Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham Manor NY, on Saturday May 11th at 11 am. A reception will follow at the New York Athletic, 31 Shore Road, Pelham NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Barbara F. Lawlor to Huguenot Memorial Church or the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of "Aunt" Barbara's family. I so enjoyed chatting with her at Uncle John and Aunt Harriet's home on Easter Sundays. Cindy (Mitchell) Zerbe

Posted by Cindy Zerbe - Huntingdon, PA - Family Friend   May 10, 2019

I loved your Mom. She was my Mom's best friend throughout their lives together. She was the salt of the earth. A true person who minced no words or pretended to be anything but Herself. There are not many Aunt Barbara's left on this planet. The only saving grace is that I see her passing the pearly gates to Billy holding his arms to her and saying, Hi, PAL! What took you so long?..... I love you all.

Posted by Momo Bartsch - Charleston, SC - Family   May 07, 2019

To the family of "Aunt" Barbara, I am hurting with you as you walk through this valley of the reality of death. Your Mom was always interested in others and was so good at asking questions. I loved that about her. Our last phone conversation was after my Mom died. I will always treasure her encouragement through her words. Love to you all, Susan (Holmes) Tell

Posted by Sue Tell - Colorado Springs, CO - Family   May 04, 2019

Dear Lawlor Family, your Mom was my second mom, since your house was my second home! In all the Christmas cards I received from your Mom, she always called me her "4th daughter"! She was always interested in everything Patty and I did, even though we tried to keep a lot from her! She somehow always knew when to rein us in! She would look at us in a certain way, and we'd know we better shape up!

My fondest memories are summers on LBI with Mama and Baca, and Dawn and Johnny, and your parents! Such wonderful times I truly cherish.

I was so glad to see your mom in September. I told her I loved her, and she said "I love you, too". I'm so blessed to have been loved by her.

My love and deepest sympathy to all of you, especially Patty, my lifelong cherished friend.

A.J. Volckmann Leonard

Posted by Audrey Leonard - Highland Park, IL - Family Friend   May 03, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family. Her grandson, Patrick works with me, and has obviously inherited the compassion, and commitment that his grandmother had. May memories comfort you. Susan Rakoci-Anderson

Posted by Susan Anderson - Robbinsville, NJ - Coworker   May 03, 2019

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