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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Barbara Joyce Boyarsky, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Barbara was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Louis and Helen Swyer and grew up in Bridgeport, Conn. She went to Central High School in Bridgeport, and graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a secretarial degree. For many years she worked as a legal secretary at various law offices in the area. Barbara was married for over 62 years to Sam Boyarsky who passed away in 2019. She had one brother, Henry Swyer, he also predeceased her. Barbara and Sam and their family lived for many years in Fairfield, Conn. She was active for many years in various philanthropic activities including B’nai B’rith and her local synagogue. After raising her family, Barbara became a residential real estate agent in the late 1970’s and enjoyed a successful career selling homes in Fairfield County. She enjoyed bowling, playing Mah Jong, traveling to St. Maarten and Aruba with her husband Sam and spending time with her family. She leaves a son, David A. Boyarsky of Natick, Mass., and a daughter, Janis Schiff (Philip) of Washington, D.C. and a grandson Justin Schiff of Miami Florida. May her memory be a blessing. Graveside services were held at Congregation B’nai Israel Cemetery in Fairfield, Conn. on March 4. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and B’nai B’rith International.


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