Barbara Joan Lewis of Falmouth died Friday of last week, October 2. She was 82.
The the daughter of Estelle and Frank R. Lewis Jr. , she was a lifelong resident of Falmouth. She attended Lawrence High School where she was active in the band where she played the drums, in orchestra as well as in glee club, acapella and choir. She graduated in 1956. Some time later she joined the interfaith choir.
She married Walter R. Almeida in 1958. The marriage later ended in divorce.
After graduating from high school she worked for Ferreira & Motta Insurance agency, St. Patrick’s church rectory as housekeeper and Woods Hole Golf Club as sous-chef.
In 1987 she started working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole as a biology technician where she worked for 17 years. She participated in scientific research vessel surveys along the eastern coast.
She was an avid candlepin bowler for 30 years and participated in a Massachusetts Bowling Tournament, in which she won a trip to Bermuda.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s church and a member of AARP and the Falmouth Council On Aging.
She leaves her son Mark Almeida and his fiancée, Ginger Hope; her daughter, Robin Brown, and her husband, Douglas C. Brown of Falmouth; brothers Richard Lewis of Florida, and Gary T. Lewis of East Falmouth; sisters Sandra Dutra of Falmouth and Susan Castro of Virginia; two grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Brereton of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert A. Lewis and Ronald G. Lewis.
A funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday in St. Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth. Burial followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.