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Barbara A. (Isherwood) Jefferson

October 11, 1928 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 90)

York, Maine - Barbara A. Jefferson, 90, a long - time resident of York, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Sentry Hill in York, after a period of failing health. Barbara was born in Weymouth, MA. on October 11, 1928, the only child to parents Edgar and Katherine (Shaw) Isherwood. She grew up and attended schools in Arlington, MA and went on to graduate from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA in 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles Jefferson in 1951. and for many years they resided in Lexington, MA. Barbara was a devoted teacher for many years. After retiring, she and Charles moved to her parents family home in York, Maine. She was a former member of the Portsmouth Yacht Club in New Castle, NH. She enjoyed spending many summers on their boat, the Cyn-Bar, cruising the coast of Maine with family and friends. Barbara also spent many years volunteering for Shriner Fundraisers, the Portsmouth Maritime Commission, and the York Senior Center. She loved music and played the piano for many organizations, even recently entertaining her friends and caring staff at Sentry Hill. Through the years, and when time allowed, Barbara loved to just sit with her beloved cats and enjoy the beauty of the York River. Barbara is survived by her devoted husband, Charles of 68 years, her daughter Cynthia Jefferson of Portsmouth, NH, her son Steven Jefferson of New Castle, NH and her grandson Matthew Jefferson, who she loved watching grow through the years and whom she spent many days with on the beach and the family boat. We thank the loving staff at Sentry Hill for their compassionate care and kindness. Additionally, our thanks to York Hospice for their comforting care during recent weeks. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara's memory to the Another Chance Animal Rescue in North Berwick, ME or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887

Donations may be made to:

Another Chance Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 552, North Berwick ME 03906
Tel: 1-207-676-9330

Shriner's Hospitals
Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters 2900 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa FL 33607

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