Barbara Ann Mather

Barbara Ann Mather, formerly of Montclair, passed away in the early morning on Dec. 20 in the Green Hill Nursing Home after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s.

Barbara was born Aug. 31, 1936, and grew up in Livingston. She attended public school and in 1954 graduated from Grover Cleveland High School. After her studies she was a broker in Manhattan firms before working for the Martin Family Fund at their office in Saddle River.

However, a very important part of her life was as president of the board of the Pound Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) where she dealt with employees, volunteers and prospective adopters not to mention the innumerable animals that PAWS, being the local pound, took in. After the loss of the building she was involved in the rescue and placement of the animals.

It was only after her third heart-valve replacement that she was forced to retire and limit her activities.

Barbara is survived by a couple of cousins and many friends.

Visitation was held at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., on Monday, Dec. 30, prior to interment at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton.

Donations in her memory can be sent to PAWS, PO BOX 149 Montclair, NJ 07042. For online condolences please visit