Amesbury, MA — Barbara J. (Moore) Lagasse, beloved wife of the late Robert E. Lagasse, who died January 16, 2000, was eternally reunited with him early Sunday morning, December 15, 2013, when she passed away peacefully at Amesbury Village Nursing Home.
Born in Amesbury, October 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Helene (Weare) Moore and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1945, remaining actively involved throughout the years in planning her class reunions and reviewing scholarship applications.
Barbara was a very active and faithful member of Main Street Congregational Church where she sang in the choir, and was one of the founders of the Steppe-Up Inn thrift shop. She was an active volunteer and super shopper of the Inn, and until she died, bragged about her “bargain bags” of goodies. She loved taking part in the annual fashion show so that she could demonstrate what you could buy with a very small amount of money. She looked forward to the Holiday Fair and the Strawberry Festival, and worked at both events for many, many years. She was active with the Social Circle and thanks to her gal pals, Ruth, Marianne, and Liz, attended a meeting in the fall which thrilled her.
She was involved with the Amesbury Lions Club, where her husband, Bob, had served as secretary for many years. She attended all the club’s social events and was very supportive of all their activities. Additionally, Barbara volunteered with the Amesbury Alliance as well as Our Neighbors Table. In 1996, she and Bob were honored as Amesbury Citizens of the year.
One can never forget Barbara’s passion for the Boston Red Sox (she hated the beards this season) and the New England Patriots, or her true enthusiasm for the elements of each sport.
Barbara had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good laugh. She was very engaging and easy-going, turning strangers into friends in mere minutes with her amusing stories, jokes, tales of travels (her favorite were Italy and England), and of course the accolades for her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her true pride. From her days as a telephone operator to cashiering at the A&P, and finally as a sales person at Towle’s 1690 House, her gregariousness made her a natural in dealing with all kinds of people.