Barbara Read Saunders of Vero Beach Florida died peacefully on July 25, 2021.
Barbara was born in Great Neck NY on August 8, 1932 to Charles and Mabel Read.She attended Great Neck High School and went on to graduate from Endicott College. She entered the business world at the Mercantile Stores as a buyer. She married John Saunders (d. 2000) and raised their family in Manhasset, NY. While in Manhasset she volunteered at The Viscardi Center/Abilities and worked as a buyer for R.G. Schnoor & Co.
Barbara was known for her love of fashion and shopping and chocolate and parties. She and John loved throwing large memorable Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. She treasured her friends from childhood, North Hempstead Country Club, Manhasset and she and John’s travels. Her later years were spent in John’s Island, FL enjoying volunteering, friends and bridge.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband John and brother Leslie H. Read.
She is survived by her son, David Saunders (Susan) ( and daughter, Leslie (Karl) Hueglin of Wilton CT. Grandchildren, Kathryn (Todd) Nicholas, Karl (Alexis) Hueglin IV, Allison Hueglin, David Saunders Jr. (Gabby), Hillary Saunders, Colton Saunders and 3 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date
Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to: VNA & Hospice Foundation 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or Women’s Care Center, P.O. Box 691081, Vero Beach, FL 32963
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