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Barbara J. (Hart) Kochakian, 82, of Georgetown passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Penacook Place in Haverhill.
She was born in Georgetown on October 5, 1934, daughter of the late Howard and Ella (Russell) Hart.
She graduated from Perley High School, then went on to complete her nurses training at Beverly Hospital.
Although she always considered her first job to be a “homemaker,” she also worked for many years at Valley Tree in Groveland and the Georgetown Municipal Light Department.
Barbara was an avid gardener and loved all kinds of flowers. She loved her home and enjoyed cooking and baking, as well as spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved to walk and was seen daily walking around town. She and Steve loved to camp and spent many years as seasonal campers in the White Mountains.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Stephen K. Kochakian of Georgetown; sons, Scott S. and his wife, Lynne of Haverhill and Robert H. and his wife, Gail of Early Branch, S.C.; her brother, Howard L. Hart, Jr. and his wife, Norma of Salem, N.H.; grandchildren, Lauren E. Kochakian and her fiancé, William Diener, Matthew R. Kochakian and his wife, Wendy and granddaughter, Emily J. Kochakian; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Shirley M. Walker.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Sunday Oct. 16th from 2-5 pm at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Route 125. Her funeral service will be on Monday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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Published on  October 14, 2016
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