Barbara E. (Sleeper) Sargent

Born: Tue., Jan. 9, 1962
Died: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Holy Family of Nazareth Church

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LEOMINSTER----Barbara Ellen (Sleeper) Sargent, 56 years old, of Leominster, died unexpectedly of natural causes in her home on Saturday, August 25, 2018. She is survived by her son Nicholas J. Sargent and his fiancée Michele Cole of Jefferson; 5 siblings: Leslie S. Madge of Littleton; Frederick M. Sleeper, Sr. and his wife Beverly of Lunenburg; Susan S. Willey and her husband Mark of Belton, Texas; Janet S. Chambers and her husband James of Leominster; and Virginia M. McLeman and her husband Scott of Auburn, NH; nieces and nephews Brian, Kathy, Jennifer, Michelle, Ricky, Danielle, Racheal, Greg, Colleen, and Sara; and many grand-nieces and -nephews.

Barbara, the daughter of Donald N. and Theresa R. (O’Leary) Sleeper, was born January 9, 1962 and grew up in Burlington, MA. She graduated from Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH and attended the University of New Hampshire as an English major. She has lived in Leominster for the past 23 years and worked at the Law Office of Madge & Johnson PC in Westford, MA. Barbara enjoyed reading, watching and discussing General Hospital, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She had a life-long passion for Barvel Whang at Lake Winnipesaukee in Melvin Village, New Hampshire: "my second home" as she said. An avid animal-lover, she volunteered her time at pet shelters and adored her cats Rex and Baby. Barbara went out of her way to brighten the lives of others and lent all of her compassion to anyone's troubles. Her love, humor, and charm are each sorely missed.

Barbara’s funeral service will be held on Friday, August 31st from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, with a Mass at 10 am in Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, 84 Bedford Street, Burlington, MA at 1 pm at the Sleeper Family Plot. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 5-7 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, 479 Northfield Road, Lunenburg, MA 01462.

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Carlene Lajoie
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
To Virginia and the rest of her wonderful family..if I could remove your pain, I would do it, my friend. I pray that your family has strength to get through this very difficult time in your life. Love you.

Carol Carter
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Leslie & family....My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Barbara was a good friend as well as a co-worker. She always had me text her pictures of my adventures, and loved the veggies from my garden. I'll really miss her.

Lisa Kinell
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Dave, the girls and I send our sincerest condolences to Barbara's family and friends. Nick and Michele, you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, may she rest in peace.

Frank & Chris Trombly
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
To Ginya and family you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Thomas & Debora Sargent
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
To Family . Be strong in these day of reflection and remember the good . She was a great person. Will be missed by all. Sorry for our lost.

Wade and Theresa Hlushuk
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ❤️

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