NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Barbara A. (Bartlett) Stead, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center, folllowing an illness.
She is survived by a son, Lewis L. Stead, II.
Mrs. Stead was born in Worcester, September 16, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Gladys (Arey) Bartlett, and had lived here since 1961. She graduated from North High School in 1946, and she earned a degree in early childhood education at the University of Massachusetts in 1950.
She was a teaching assistant at the Miscoe Hill Middle School in Mendon for several years, beginning in 1985. Previously, she taught pre-school at the Whitin Community Center, and she also worked at the Paul Revere Insurance Company in Worcester.
At Mrs. Stead's request, there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to a hospice organization of the donor's choice.