Alice M. (Allen) Barber


Alice M. (Allen) Barber of Warwick, died Friday June 9,2017, peacefully on the farm where she was born 90 years ago. On July 5, 1947 Alice married Harry G. Barber and was happily married for 42 years until his passing in 1989.

She was the daughter of the late Willard and Ella (Gardiner) Allen. A faithful member of Faith Baptist Church, she also served as President of the YMCA Garden Club. Alice was a great Christian woman; an inspiration to us all. She always made time to help people in need, feed the hungry and took in anyone who needed a home. She always put others first. God blessed her with the gift of hospitality and loved to host an occasion in her home. The more people around the table, the happier she was. Alice was one of the most generous people, but also knew a good bargain when she saw one. She could never pass up a yard sale or consignment store and was a big supporter of the Salvation Army and Savers. Alice was a lover of flowers and truly enjoyed her pond and watching wild life. The way she dressed and decorated her home was a true expression of her colorful zest for life. Blessed with many wonderful lifetime friends, she enjoyed spending time with them, taking trips and sharing her New Hampshire home with everyone made her happy. Her family was most precious to her and found joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren and her sweet great-grandchildren.

Alice is survived by her son Andrew Jay Barber and his wife Bethany of Warwick, her daughters Jane D. Phillips and her husband Bruce of Greene, Grace V. Barber-Smith of Mishawaka, IN; her grandchildren Andrew Jay Barber Jr., Robert D. Barber, Scott D. Smith and Mark C. Smith. She was the great-grandmother of five and sister of the late Mildred Sherman.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday June 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in The Faith Baptist Church, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited .

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the Be The Change Sunday Meal, 10 Brookside Ave., West Warwick, RI, 02893, will be appreciated. Full obituary at


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