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Barbara Jean Hoffman, 87, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015 at Mount Greylock Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Born in Lanesborough on November 16, 1927, she was the daughter of Wyatt L. Maynard and Helena M. Mickle. Barbara attended local schools and graduated with an associate's degree from Berkshire Community College. She held various positions in service to others such as nanny, home health aide, foster parent, and consumer advocate. She retired several years ago as a case manager for the State Department of Transitional Assistance. Barbara loved reading, crossword puzzles, bird watching, fishing, her dog Mickey, watching golf and N.Y. Yankees baseball. Picnics and family events were also things she enjoyed. In her younger years dancing was her passion. Barbara was the beloved mother of eight children. She is survived by 7 children; Roger D. Bragdon, Kathleen V. Gagliardi, Margo L. Taubl, Cynthia J. Furtado, Jayne A. Bragdon, Nanette J. Palko, and Dr. Eric J. Hoffman; 18 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. She also leaves her brother; Richard W. Maynard and her sister; Madeline C. Pickens. She was predeceased by her son Glenn R. Bragdon, sister Virginia E. Culver, brother Robert W. Maynard, and grandson Damion Pelletier.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Dery Funeral Home. A reception will follow. Burial will be in Hancock Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA

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