Barbara R. Prussman


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Byfield, MA - Barbara R. (Hatch) Prussman,76, of Orchard Street, Byfield, Mass., died with family at her side on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Kaplan House in Danvers following a battle with cancer. She was born on July 10, 1942, in Lynn, Mass., daughter of the late Fairfax and Gertrude I. (Lindberg) Hatch. She graduated from the Perley High School in Georgetown and the Beverly Hospital School of Nursing. Barbara was employed as a Registered Nurse for many years until her retirement from York Hospital in Maine. She also worked as a school nurse at the Governor's Academy in Byfield and was beloved as 'Doc' during her years as camp nurse at Camp Leslie in Georgetown. She was a founding member of Phoenix Rising Church of Haverhill and worshiped for many years at the First Congregational Church in Rowley.
She enjoyed painting, scrapbooking and most of all, chasing after the exploits of her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by three sons, Todd A. Prussman of Haverhill, Erik C. Prussman of Rowley, and Greg L. Prussman of Midlothian, Va.; one brother, Frank E. Hatch of Maine; three grandchildren, Isabel, Kyla, and Sydney Prussman; one niece and one nephew.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11 a.m. To light a memorial candle or to leave condolences, please visit
Published on June 14, 2019
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6 posts

Lisette Marquis
Jun 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

I've styled Barbrara's hair over the years, it was always my pleasure. My condolences to the family.
Iona sage
Jun 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I worked many years with Barbara. She was a great nurse and co-worker. Barbara always spoke highly of her son's and grand daughters. So sad to hear of her passing.
Diane Ouellette
Jun 14, 2019
I worked with Babs for many years at YH. We were a close “family” in our little unit.. The bond of caring for patients and learning from each other, as well as sharing our personal lives through ups and downs, is what made a special relationship between us all..
I will miss this wonderful lady.. rest easy My friend..
my heartfelt condolences to her family and many friends ❤️🙏🦋
Kathy Stasko
Jun 14, 2019
o sorry to hear of Barb's passing. We worked together for many years in York Hospital. She was a great person and a great nurse. I especially loved her sense of humor. RIP friend you did a good job on this earth.
Jun 14, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. She was a GREAT lady. You have all gained and ANGEL to watch over you. May she RIP. WEE!
Donna Stefanile
Jun 14, 2019
Todd and family, so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Donna Stefanile and family xoxoxo