Barbara Ann Mather was born on August 31, 1936 and grew up on West Cedar Street, Livingston, NJ. She attended public school and in 1954 graduated from Grover Cleveland High School. After her studies she was a broker in Manhattan firms but then, for many years she was employed by Mr. Robert Martin and, until her retirement, she worked at the Martin Family Fund at their office in Saddle River.
However, a very important part of her life was as President of the board of PAWS (Pound Animals Welfare Society) where she dealt with employees, volunteers and prospective adopters not to mention the innumerable animals that PAWS, being the local pound, took in. After the loss of the building she was involved in the rescue and placement of the animals.
It was only after her third heart-valve replacement that she was forced to retire and limit her activities. After a prolonged battle with Alzheimers she passed away in the early morning of December 20, 2019 in the Green Hill Nursing Home. She is survived by a couple of cousins and many friends. Friends may gather at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street Montclair on Monday December 30 at 9:45AM prior to the interment at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton. Donations in her memory can be sent to PAWS, PO BOX 149 Montclair, NJ 07042.
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