Barbara M. Asbury

CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara Mae Asbury, 88, of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2011, at Mercy Hospital.

She was born on May 30, 1923, in Melrose, Mass., the daughter of William and Mary Alena (Dunne) Doherty. Barbara attended local schools and was a 1941 graduate of St. Mary’s High School.

She married E. H. Asbury in 1957. Barbara was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church.

She was an avid bridge player. She enjoyed all family gatherings. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; her husband Tim; and a daughter, Sandra Asbury Kostopoulos.
Surviving are a son, William Jackson of Frisco, Texas; three grandchildren including Anthony Kostopoulos of Sebago; and two great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the chapel, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Those who wish may make contributions in Barbara’s memory to: The American Cancer Society New England Division, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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