, Gloucester, MA

May 10, 2013

Barbara Forsley, 80

Manchester by the Sea, MA — Mrs. Barbara (Lawrence) Forsley, 80, beloved wife of Richard J. Forsley, died Monday May 6, 2013, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. Born in Nashua, N.H.; she was the daughter of the late Theodore P. and Frances (Kane) Lawrence. She was raised and educated in Hollis, N.H., and she attended Boston University.

Mrs. Forsley had worked as an insurance agent for the Hastings-Tapley Insurance Agency in Danvers, Mass, for 15 years and the Catalano Insurance Agency in Methuen Mass., before retiring in 1999. A long time Manchester by the Sea resident, Barbara enjoyed fine dining at many of the fine local restaurants and spending time attending to her flower garden. She was also known for being a very good cook.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband with whom she shared 56 years of marriage, she is survived by seven sons, Lawrence P. Forsley of San Diego, Calif., Bruce R. Forsley and his wife, Jennifer of Scarborough, Maine, Richard N. Forsley and his wife, Lisa of Oakland, Maine, David B. Forsley and his wife, Marianna of Vernon, Conn., Alan W. Forsley, Esq. of Los Angeles Calif., Drew T. Forsley of Lexington, Mass., and Craig S. Forsley and his wife, Giovanna of Peabody, Mass. She leaves 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA, 01923. Arrangements are by the Campbell- Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly. Information, directions, condolences may be viewed at