Donald Barash


Barash, Donald, 97, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Modiano) Barash. A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was born a son of the late Nathan and Esther (Polonsky) Barash. He was a Certified Life Underwriter at Prudential Life Insurance Company of America. Donald was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, serving in Europe. He was member of Congregation Tifereth Israel, New Bedford Convalescent Home, JWV, and was a Master Mason, Star of the East Masonic Lodge. Family was the light of his life, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Devoted father of Robert Barash and his wife, Susan, of South Easton, Judy Blumberg of South Dartmouth and Sandra Barash of Guilford, VT. Dear brother of Harry Barash of Clearwater, FL and the late Esther Forman. Loving grandfather of Karin Taylor and her husband, Ronald, Michael Blumberg and his wife, Emily, Amber Barash and 3 step-grandchildren.  Cherished great grandfather of 7 and step-grandfather of 7.  Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in Tifereth Israel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Tifereth Israel, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740 or the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at 45 Normand Street, Dartmouth on Saturday from 6-8 p.m.


  1. Cheryl surprenant
    Nov 1, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

    Troy & Cheryl Surprenant

    • Bob Barash
      Nov 9, 2018

      Thank you for your kindness in remembering my Dad .

  2. Anne Jellison
    Nov 1, 2018

    This past summer I visited Mr. Barash to share a story about one of his and my Dad’s colleagues from Prudential. I hadn’t seen him in over 30 years. It was a wonderful afternoon. He told me that while at Prudential they had more fun than they should have. My father always said, “That Donald Barash is a funny guy!” Also a very good friend to my Dad when he was ill.

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to all the family,

    Anne Jellison

    • Bob Barash
      Nov 9, 2018

      Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated by the entire family.

  3. Jean McCormack
    Nov 2, 2018

    Deepest sympathy to your family. What a beloved patriarch. I’m sure he will be dearly missed.

    • Bob Barash
      Nov 9, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words. He will be truly missed.

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