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Barbara S. Oster

July 17, 1922 — January 22, 2010

Barbara S. (Ryan) Oster, age 87, of Concord Massachusetts, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 22, 2010.

She was the beloved wife of the late Warren H. Oster, and the loving mother of five daughters: Diane M. Oster of Concord, Kristin A. Lozen and her husband Stephen of Shirley, Judith L. Hollenkamp and her husband Jeffrey of Concord, Susan P. Fallon and her husband Michael of Lunenburg, Carol L. Oster and her fiance Hans Heussler of Marston Mills.

Also survived by four loving granddaughters and one great-grandson: Brittany R. Hill, Taylor A. Hill, Allesandra L. Hollenkamp, Kendall M. Fallon and Jack T. Delorey.

Barbara was born to Addie and Arnold Ryan and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1943. She taught art in Sag Harbor, NY and Washington, D.C. Barbara was married in 1947 in Newport, NH in the same church as her mother and grandmother. As a young bride, she and her husband Warren moved to Cambridge, MA so Warren could pursue a Masters in Engineering at Harvard University. They settled in Concord, Massachusetts in 1953 and raised their five daughters.

Barbara was an accomplished weaver, and a master of the art of Serigraphy. She worked in a group with artist Phyllis Hughes, at the the Basilik Studio, where they made silk screen Christmas cards sold to gift shops around the country. She was also an accomplished gardener, and her garden was a place of beauty in the neighborhood. She was also an active volunteer with the Red Cross. After her youngest daughter was grown, Barbara returned to work. She worked at the Concord Museum as a a guide for over 30 years. She retired at the age of 82. She loved the history of Concord and could recite many stories of historical events around town. In her retirement she enjoyed challenging New York Times crossword puzzles.

Wednesday - January 27, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.
81 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord, MA

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742

Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi
Concord Funeral Home
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742

Proud to be family owned, operated and occupied since 1936

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