Barbara J. MacLaren

Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 29, 2017
Location: Root Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Barbara J. MacLaren, 83, of Greene, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was pre deceased by her husband, John; son, John Jr.;parents, Clement and Anna Sykora; brother, David Sykora and by a sister, June Alton. She is survived by her children, Martha Boswell, William MacLaren, Robert MacLaren, Bruce MacLaren; six grandchildren and two sisters, Ruthie Koerts and Doris Sykura. Barb was a loving mother and grandmother and she was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Greene. A funeral mass will be offered 10:00 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Greene. Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery. Friends of the family may call Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at

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Martha and David Boswell
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Rembrance of my Loving Mother.

Kathy Estey
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Ruthie, Steve, Justin and family, our prayers and sincere sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and God's blessings are with you. George and Kathy Estey

Susan Jennings
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Such a sweet lady. Sorry for you loss.

Jim Rhodes
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Bruce and Family,

So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I worked with Barb for a number of years in department 8 at Raymond. If there's anything I can do to help please let me know.

Jane Bugg and Harry Lush
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and Doris on the loss of your sister.

John Shearer
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
William, Robert, Bruce, my sympathies at the loss of your mother. This a sad time for you all, but you should all take comfort in remembering all the happy times. I remember talking with your dad when we worked together many years ago. It was very clear clear how devoted and proud of you all that your Mom and Dad were. You were lucky to have such great parents.
All the best.
John Shearer

Faith Hinkey
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
To the family of Barbara MacLaren: First I want to say I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. My job brought me to ECM once or twice a week for work with another resident. One day as I was moving my resident to lunch I saw her name on the wall and I looked to see if it was her. I saw her and knew immediately that it was her. After that I always looked for her and would talk to her and give her a hug. At that time she was moved to the same table as my client and I would talk to her and encourage her to eat. When I told her I played with her children as a child, and named them off she smiled a big smile.
In my memory she was a sweet lady that loved God with all her heart. I will miss seeing her and giving her a hug but we all know without a doubt she is in a better place and happy in the arms of God.

Julie Jarmon
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the MacLaren family and friends of Barb. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. Our loving heavenly Father, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) gives us hope at Revelations 21: 4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. May these promises from Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) bring you comfort. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 11:23-25) Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me at my email address:

Robert E. MacLaren
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017

Hello Robert,
I was shocked and saddened to read about your mothers passing. I hope that you will take the time and mourn her passing in your own way and do what's best for you.
We all go through this at about this time in our life. My mother passed away in 2001 at 78 and my father passed away in 2014 at the age of 98. My mother clearly had serious health problems,
whereas my father had chronic heart problems.
I wish you and your family much strength and
patience to heal. Just try and take it one day at a
time. With enough time you will find it much easier
to take and to accept as well.

With warmest regards,


Robert E. MacLaren
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
My loving mother.

Robert E. MacLaren
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Robert - thank you for sending notice of your mom's death. I am so sorry to hear of it.
I think of you often and hope you are doing well- also William.

My condolences to you and your family.

Jim Root

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