Barbara Levinson, 76


HOPEDALE, MASS. – Barbara A. Levinson, of Hopedale, died Jan. 4, 2024, in Rose Monahan Hospice. Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Hyman and May (Wagner) Levinson. Barbara grew up in Woonsocket, where she was frequently recognized by her brilliant smile and colorful style of dress. She was a lifelong member of Congregation B'nai Israel, regularly attended services and was head of the chevra kadisha, the ritual burial society for Jewish women in the community.

Barbara worked as a respiratory therapist for more than 40 years, the last 30+ at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She remained active in retirement, delivering Meals on Wheels, donating blood and playing bingo and cribbage at the Hopedale Senior Center. She was an avid walker, danced annually at the Woonsocket High School fundraising event and took yoga classes. Barbara had a voracious love of life with a unique and original character. In return, she was loved by her family, friends, coworkers and many others who met her along the way. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her niece, Jennifer Dziok, of Nashua, New Hampshire; her nephews, Harris Dziok and Barett Dziok, of Hopedale; her great-nephew, Dylan Dziok; and her brother, Steven Levinson, of Woonsocket. She was the sister of the late Meryl Levinson.

Contributions may be made to Woonsocket High School Theatre Boosters, Attn: Jen Maiello, 777 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, RI or via the link

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