, Newburyport, MA

October 4, 2012

Barbara H. Silverman, 81

Salem, N.H. — Barbara H. (Garrett) Silverman, age 81, of Salem, N.H., died Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Newburyport, where she grew up and attended schools. She was a resident of Salem, N.H. for the past 53 years. Before her marriage, Barbara was a supervisor for CBS Hytron in Newburyport. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Ken’s TV, her husband’s business. She volunteered for many years in the Salem School District. Barbara was an extraordinarily talented interior decorator and crafter of quilts, appliqué, dolls, cross-stitch, wedding dresses and much more. She was generous as well, creating many of her crafts for friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and reading, was an excellent cook and loved spending time with her loved ones. Her kindness to others will always be remembered.

She was predeceased by her parents, Leon U. Garrett and Helen Daley. She was also predeceased by her cherished siblings, Leon Garrett, Theodore Garrett, and her best friend and sister Alyce Penniman. She is survived by Kenneth Silverman of Salem, N.H., her devoted husband of 53 years; her beloved children, Lisa Morris and her husband André of Salem, N.H., and Cathy Silverman of Maui, Hawaii; her brother Edward and his wife Nancy Garrett of Salisbury; her “oldest daughter” Faith Johnson of Salem, N.H. and husband Mark Johnson; her dearest friends, Elsie Ziehler, Betty Harris, and Flossie Pate and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 5, from 3-7 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. Funeral services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Salem Caregivers, PO Box: 2316, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at