September 27, 2020

Barbara A. Furman


Seekonk – Barbara A. (Edwardo) Furman, 71, of Seekonk, passed away peacefully Monday, November 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

She was the beloved wife of Benjamin A. Furman, to whom she had been married for 25 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Santina “Connie” (Caserta) Edwardo.

Barbara graduated from St. Mary’s of the Visitation and, immediately after graduation, began an outstanding career as a paralegal and office manager, working for many attorneys, among them Milton Stanzler and Judge Susan McGuirl.

She enjoyed reading and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Barbara and her husband shared a love of animals, and their home was always a refuge for strays and adoptees.

In addition to her husband, Barbara leaves a sister, Susan M. Filippi of Johnston and her husband, Peter, and their two sons, Peter A. Filippi IV and his wife Brianna of North Smithfield, and Christopher N. Filippi of North Scituate; and Ben’s two daughters, Rachel F. Furman, of East Bridgewater, MA, and her two sons Jayden and Logan, and Rochelle S. Furman, of Brockton, MA, and her daughter Alexandrea. She is also survived by several cousins throughout RI.

Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 16, at St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by internment in the Seekonk Town Cemetery. Visitation was on Friday at the William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket.

Consistent with her love of animals, Barbara has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory be made to the Seekonk Save A Pet Society, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771.


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