hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

August 29, 2013

Barbara (Sylvia) Steele, 87

Haverhill — Barbara A. (Sylvia) Steele, 87, of Haverhill, passed away Saturday, August 24, at her home at Haverhill Crossings.

Barbara is survived by her sons, William and his wife, Karen, of Atkinson, N.H., Thomas and his wife, Theresa, of Byram, N.J., and Jonathan and his wife, Colleen, of Framingham, Mass.; her daughters, Kim Steele and her husband, Rob Bate, of Hudson, N.H., and Patricia of Dunedin, Fla.; grandchildren, Jason Baldwin, Jeremy Steele, Tyler Steele, Kellie McMahon, Sean Steele, Alyssa Steele, Aisling Steele, Ben Bate, Cailyn Steele, Hanna Bate, Allison Steele, Mark Steele, Amelia Steele and Jacob Steele; great-grandsons, Chase Baldwin and Aiden Steele. She was the widow of Billy Steele, with whom she spent 44 years of marriage.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. She will be buried next to her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.