1915 – 2016

AUBURN — Barbara Converse Trask passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, at Clover Manor.

She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., to Harold B. and Mary S. Converse. She lived most of her life in Braintree and Barnstable, Mass., until moving to Schooner Estates in Auburn, in 2004, and then to Clover Manor in September 2016.

She graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., and attended Middlebury College for a year before transferring to Boston School of Occupational Therapy (now a school within Tufts University). After graduating in 1937, she worked as an O.T. at Boston State Hospital until her marriage in 1939 to Gordon E. Trask, also of Braintree. She was very involved in church and community activities, especially those involving the history of Braintree. Her hands were always busy with knitting or craft projects. She liked singing and playing board games, and was happiest surrounded by the family she loved so much.

Barbara is survived by her two children, Judith Johnson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Elwood (Susan) Trask of Auburn; four grandchildren, Peter (Christine) Trask of North Kingstown, R.I., David Trask (Kim Roth) of Auburn, and James (Nancy) Johnson and Sara (Clayton) Cardinal of Edmonton, Alberta; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grands.

She was predeceased by her husband.

The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Schooner Estates, Clover Manor and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for their compassionate care.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Barbara’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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