Barbara Chames

Barbara (Casey) Chames, 80, of Halifax and formerly of Bridgton, passed away on Dec. 27, 2010.

She was married 58 years to her beloved husband Nick. She was a retired registered nurse and alumna of St. Elizabeth’s Boston, member of Beta Sigma Phi International and former staff nurse at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. A woman of many talents, she nursed in Taiwan and Thailand. A natural linguist, she translated and interpreted in various American Embassies. She was employed in the Director’s Office of the National Geological Survey Office in Reston, Va., and on occasion liaison with congressional offices before retiring to Bridgton. Her inquisitive and active intellect directed her into pursuing handwriting analysis, culminating in several awards, namely the second highest award from the International Graphoanalysis Society, which is the President’s Citation of Merit, speaking engagements on Insight Thru Handwriting Analysis, teaching capacity and her own consulting business. A devout Roman Catholic, she was active in church activities both abroad and in America. She was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Bridgton.

A funeral was held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Route 106, Kingston, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Halifax. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockland.

Memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Area Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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