- September 20, 1929 - September 8, 2012
- Dunbarton, New Hampshire
of Barbara's Passing
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“To my friend....you always made the cat shows worth going to...you always made me laugh and always made those long drives worth it to see you... will...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bob vizziello - madbury, NH
“Barb you will be greatly missed. The smile you always had on your face. Skye is in good hands. Thank you for her she is a blessing just like you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Mckay - Milton, NH
“Barbra was always a joy to have as a neighbor at camp. We could always count on her to help in anyway she could and catch us up on her children's...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carl Albright - Scotia, NY
“Dear Fellbaum Family: What great memories of the lake. What a group we
were with so many kids running around having a good time. Thanks for
the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy (Poehlman) Worthen - NH
“Dear Fellbaum family,
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. She will be missed and remembered.
I have to say that those childhood...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ginger (Poehlman) Mooney - NH
“Sorry, should have signed it : Debby Poehlman Gosselin
6 of 10 | Posted by: Debby Gosselin
“Dear Fellbaum Family,
Sorry for the loss of your mom. So many happy memories of coming
to your camp or your family coming to ours. Both kids and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Debby Gosselin
“I am only a by marriage family member, but loved Barbs, Doris, Irene and Connie as if I were real family. The four of them were always so close,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Ponder - Norwich, CT
“Jay, Barb, Jill, Keith and Fellbaum Family
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time and we are sending all of you hugs.
Nancy,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Beaudoin - Manchester, NH
“Ralph, Randy, Jay, Jill and Jeff,
I am so sorry for your loss.
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rosanne Fellbaum - NH
BARBARA D. (POEHLMAN) FELLBAUM
Barbara D. (Poehlman) Fellbaum, 82, formerly of Goffstown, NH, died quietly at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born on September 20, 1929 in Manchester, NH; she was the daughter of the late Albert & Alice (Duffy) Poehlman.
Barbara was a graduate of Manchester Central High School in 1947. Employment began early at the age of 14 working in a tailor shop, later working clerical duties at Danvers Shoe, several Manchester area attorney offices as well as at the Manchester Gas Company. Married to Ralph R. Fellbaum Jr. in June of 1958, Barbara left the work force to raise a family. Returning to work in later years, initially as a teller at Bank East in Bedford then transferring to the Bank East trust department and finally to First Albany securities brokerage where she remained until her retirement.
Barbara's interests and talents were varied and numerous. She was an incredible seamstress and craft talent entering many of her stained class art pieces and hand crafted bears in local craft competitions and shows. She was an avid scrapbooker and family historian, spending years accumulating genealogy data on her family's lineage which culminated in a mammoth presentation to her family only this past Christmas. An avid reader and writer from her youth, she was published in several categories of literature but particularly loved poetry. In later years, her fancy turned to the process of "showing" cats. She spent many weekends with her niece Alisa and sister Doris, traveling to both local and national shows "showing" her beloved felines, winning a multitude of awards in the process.
A fun loving and happy lady, this extraordinary woman overcame many difficult hurdles in her life and left and indelible impression on all whom she touched. She will be remembered for her tenacity for life and amazing courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Barbara was the youngest of four children. She is survived by her beloved sister, Irene Puccio and predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Bobinski and Constance Opet. Barbara is also survived by her three eldest sons and their spouses; Ralph & Debra (Douglas) Fellbaum, Randy & Rosanne Fellbaum, Jay and Barbara (Bartlett) Fellbaum; her daughter, Jill (Fellbaum) Marchini, her youngest son, Jeffrey Fellbaum as well as by nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Barbara's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Cremation Society of NH, 243 Hanover Street, corner of Union Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 AM. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Bedford.
At her request and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an area SPCA, "Helping Paws" organization or local animal shelter to help support their needs.
The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses for Hospice Care for their attentive and compassionate care they provided to Barbara.