Barbara Gold Randolph, 76

Sep 9, 2020 by

Avid reader with a passion for art

Published September 9, 2020

LYNNFIELD — Barbara Gold Randolph, 76, of Lynnfield and formerly of Brookline, died suddenly in her home on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

She lived her every breath with gusto. Barbara will be forever loved and missed by her three children: Elizabeth Randolph Rappaport (married to David M. Rappaport); Thomas Randolph (married to Bei Randolph); and Emily Randolph Silva and her children: Georgia and Josephine Rappaport, Rachel and Michael Randolph, and River and August Silva. Her grandchildren knew her by the name “Sugar,” which was also her preferred term of endearment for loved ones. Barbara’s brother Arthur David Gold also survives her.

Barbara’s life was one of intellectual curiosity, familial devotion and passion for art and elegance. She wore fashionable clothes, played piano beautifully and read hundreds of books. On her kitchen counter, a stand props up a volume of Will Durant’s “The Story of Civilization.” As a child, Barbara spent her summers by the beach in Magnolia, where she was once crowned Miss Magnolia.

Barbara’s grandchildren, River and August, lived only a few miles away and enjoyed her loving care and company several times a week since they were born. They recall her amazing banana bread, sleepovers, and recently they cherished FaceTime talks before bed. Barbara’s love and light will live on in her family forever.

Mourners were invited to attend a service to be held outdoors and socially distanced on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington St., Canton. Masks were required. Her burial followed the service at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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