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Barbara L (Lyon) Stoddard

June 6, 1927 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 92)
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Barbara Stoddard passed away in the early hours of August 2nd at the age of 92. Until the last year and a half, she lived her whole life on Lazell Street in Hingham. First in #202 with her parents, George & Marion (Holt) Lyon and two sisters, Elizabeth and Janet; all have predeceased her. She then moved next door to #204 into a house she built with her husband, John A. Stoddard in 1950 where they raised their family.

Barbara, better known as Gromie, is survived by her three children, Robin and her husband Kimball Hobbs of Walpole, Maine; Andrea and her husband Damien Benson of Marblehead, MA; and John A.Stoddard, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Hingham.  She also is survived by four grandchildren, Ben Hobbs and his wife Sara of Avon Lake, Ohio; Julie Hobbs Currid and her husband John of So. Euclid, Ohio; Daniel Stoddard of Stamford, CT and Christopher Stoddard of Brooklyn, NY. Last, but not least, her four great grandchildren, Emily and JAC (John Alden) Currid and Amelia and Emerson Hobbs. Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, John Stoddard in January of 2018.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and the open garage door as a signal of welcome. She always had a cold drink to offer and lots of snacks & conversation. She was known for her pies, her pickles, Keds of all colors and her white gloves. She was happiest in her vegetable garden and watching for deer, turkeys and feeding the birds.

In Lieu of flowers, Barbara's family requests donations in her memory be made to the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, 120 Longwater Drive Norwell, MA 02061

Visiting hours will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel on August 17th, from 12-1:00 PM with a funeral service immediately following. Interment will proceed at the High Street Cemetery, Hingham once services are complete.


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