Barbara Lewis Weed of Larchmont, New York, passed away peacefully of natural causes on February 5, 2023. Barbara was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1938 to James Edward Lewis, Jr., and Barbara McDonnell Lewis. She attended The Ellis School and Miss Hall's School, and graduated from Sweet Briar College with a degree in music.
Barbara had been married to Joseph W. Weed of Larchmont, with children Joseph J. and Edward L. Weed. She was an exceptionally gentle, caring and generous mother. She encouraged kindness, fairness, and compassion, and guided with the fine example of her innate wisdom, humor, affability, and grace. She was a thoughtful and attentive grandmother to her grandchildren, Isabel and Lewis Weed; her cookie baking, gifts, loving attention, and attendance at soccer games, swim meets, and school concerts was the light of their childhoods.
After the early passing of her father in 1966, Barbara also enjoyed time with her mother and sister for many years, decades of Hyannis Port summer visits with children and grandchildren, keeping up with cousins and relations, and attending the many family gatherings that brought her happiness.
Barbara worked for more than four decades as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at The College of New Rochelle, among many esteemed colleagues and Ursuline Sisters. She found joy in helping young women navigate their college years, and in contributing to the fulfillment of the dreams of many students and their families.
Barbara's heart reached out to people in countless acts of caring and generosity. She focused on the light and goodness in others, and when she could help or encourage in any way, she would. She remembered many people on holidays and birthdays, and wanted each person to feel valued, loved, and appreciated.
Barbara is survived by her sons Edward of Larchmont, and Joseph, daughter-in-law Maia, and grandchildren Lewis and Isabel of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and her sister Julie Lewis Place of Needham, Massachusetts.
The world is brighter for Barbara's having been here with us.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Humane