Barbara Chambers

Barbara B Chambers (Bayon)

Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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Of Wellesley MA, died peacefully at her home with family on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. She was 88 years old. Barbara was born on December 18, 1932, in Holyoke, MA to Edward and Ruth (Thompson) Bayon and graduated from Holyoke High School. Later, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts where she met her beloved husband of 62 years, Anthony “Tony” Chambers.
Barbara and Tony began their married life on a military base in Little Rock, Arkansas before settling permanently in Bloomfield, CT for 49 years. During those years, Barbara raised 5 children and pursued her career in higher education at St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford, CT as the Director of Continuing Education. Barbara was a very active member of Sacred Heart Parish in Bloomfield. After Tony’s passing in 2017, Barbara moved to Waterstone in Wellesley, MA where she enjoyed years of close friendships.
Barbara also enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren who affectionately called her “Gigi.” She took great pleasure in sharing her music box collection with them. Barbara loved gathering with family for Sunday dinners and holidays, especially Christmas. Her living room would be crowded with family celebrating, and playing a lively game of Yankee Swap. She always looked forward to her “Cousin’s parties”. She especially enjoyed summer vacations with family on Cape Cod, weekends away in Vermont and New Hampshire, and getaways with lifelong friends.
In addition, Barbara had a real love for flowers and gardening, and this passion transformed into a business she ran with a friend. She was the artist behind floral arrangements at many family gatherings and holidays. Her house was always filled with beautiful fresh flowers.
Barbara is survived by her children, Anthony G. Chambers, Jr. of Natick, MA and his partner Kelly Precious; Lisa Barrett and her husband Timothy of Boston and Chatham, MA; Sarah Genck and her husband Timothy of Peterborough, NH; Mary Beth Tryon and her fiancé Joseph Usewicz of Sarasota, FL; and Amy Gordon and her husband John of Manassas, VA; her grandchildren, Colin Barrett and his wife Megan of Medfield, MA; Molly Sanchez and her husband Marco of Swampscott, MA; Lauren Gaudet and her husband James of Boston, MA; Caitlin Barrett and her fiancé Tim Reagan of Boston, MA; Patrick Chambers and his fiancé Molly Myers of Boston, MA; Kevin Chambers of Charlotte, NC; Kyle Chambers of Boston, MA; Alexander Lorenzo of Boston, MA; Samuel Lorenzo of Boston, MA; Natalie Lorenzo of Los Angeles, CA; Kelsey Tryon of Jersey City, NJ; Abigail Tryon of Baltimore, MD; Ian Gordon of Fort Collins, CO; and Samantha Gordon of Columbia, SC; and her great grandchildren, Charlie, Oliver, Ella and Laila. Barbara is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her dearest Tony, Barbara was predeceased by her first born daughter Melissa Joan and her sister Joan Bayon Pinsky.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 14 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481, followed by a burial at Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield, MA. Donations may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions at 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are under the care of the Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home at 15 Miller Street, Medfield, MA 02052. For more information, please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 11:00am
    St. John the Evangelist
    9 Glen Rd
    WELLESLEY, MA 02481
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    All guests are required to wear face coverings, and are asked to follow the current, social distancing guidelines.
  • Interment

    Vine Lake Cemetery
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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    All guests are asked to follow the current, social distancing guidelines. The burial will be directly after Mass, scheduled for 12:30 PM.


Donations are being accepted for: CARE DIMENSIONS INC (HOSPICE OF THE NORTH SHORE INC).


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Ellen Coia

Posted at 04:09pm
So sorry to hear about your Mom. I have such fond memories of her from living next door to your family in Bloomfield. She was a beautiful women, a loving mom and a great friend and neighbor to our family! I was saddened to hear the news of her passing as was my Mom. In reading her obit I see that y'all blessed her with many grandchildren and greats. I'm sure they brought her much joy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that all of the wonderful memories you share bring you peace over the coming days.
Hugs to you all, Ellen Coia (Omichinski)
P.S. In reading the obit I noticed that Amy has a daughter in Columbia, SC. We live in Greenville. If you're ever in the area please don't hesitate too get in touch!

mary-liz lichtenfels

Posted at 11:12am
Sending you all love and prayers. So many fond memories of your parents, especially your wonderful Mom who ruled the Bloomfield homestead like "Marmee" in Little Women ... so wise, resourceful, devoted and warm. May her memory be blessing.
With Love,
Mary-Liz & Steven Lichtenfels

Paul Omichinski

Posted at 09:26am
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was so great with all of us growing up in her backyard. A key part of our collective wonderful neighborhood experience in Bloomfield.
Paul Omichinski

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