BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Barbara Marie Forrester (47), of Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away unexpectedly June 21, 2014. A beloved wife and adoring mother, Barbara has left behind her husband Walter and two loving children, Madelyn (15) and David (10).  Raised in Susquehanna, PA, Barbara and her family have lived in Berkeley Heights since 2001.

Barbara received her BS from King’s College and her MS from NJIT, both degrees in Computer Science. Barbara was employed by Bayer as an IT Specialist.

Barbara had a remarkably wide circle of friends and an amazing love of life.  She was an active community member and belonged to a local book club, “Pages, Wine, and Friends”. She was also a member of the “Voices in Praise Choir”. 

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Barbara was predeceased by her father Neil Durso. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Durso, and her five siblings; Neil Durso, Maria McIntyre, Corrine Durso, Frances Durso Folk, and Kalman Durso, and their families.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home on 582 Springfield Avenue, Westfield and a Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Little Flower, 110 Roosevelt Avenue, Berkeley Heights.

Barbara will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We can think of no one else who has touched so many lives as our mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Little Flower Food Pantry