The town of Foxborough will pay respect to one of its own Saturday by flying the Town Common's American flag at half-mast.
Barbara Germaine served the town for over 23 years as Foxborough's collector/treasure. She passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was 75 years old.
"The town of Foxborough will fly our Town Common American flag at half-mast on Saturday in recognition of the passing of Barbara Germaine and her many years of professional and personal service to town hall and our community," said Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis. "Barbara was our treasurer and collector for 23 years and we wanted to show this sign of respect and appreciation during her services."
Germaine's services will be held Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. For additional information please contact (508) 543-5471.
Germaine was elected as collector in May of 1977 and in May of 1982 she was elected as treasurer. From then until 1995 Germaine held both offices, never having lost an election. In 1995 her dual functions as collector/treasurer were changed to the appointed position of revenue officer, which she held until her retirement in October, 2000.
During her tenure, Germaine was secretary of the Norfolk County Municipal Finance Officers for 20 years. As collector/treasurer, Germaine played a key role in the development of the first computer systems used by the town for tax accounting.
Germaine was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She is
survived by her sister Arlene Henault of Fitchburg along with many neices and nephews and their children. Included in Germaine’s own family are her children Gail MacLean (and husband Alan) of Texas, John Germaine of Foxborough, Judi Plante (and husband Dick) of Aruba, her grandchildren Ashley, Alex, Tia, Chris and Jeff (now deceased), her great grandchildren Dillon and Emma and her life partner Guy Devine of Plainville.