Barbara L. Hood, Former Athletic Director of Billerica
Born on December 28th, 1930, Barbara was the daughter of Hilda May Neal and adoptive parents, John and Elizabeth Hood of Stratham, New Hampshire.
Barbara attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1953 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She went on to a distinguished, 50 year career as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director at Billerica Memorial High School in Billerica, Massachusetts. During that time she was the recipient of many awards for her fine efforts on behalf of girls and women’s athletics. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association in 1986, District I Athletic Director of the Year in 1990, President’s Award in 1997, Billerica Girls and Boys Club Woman of the year in 1998 and was named to the New England “New Agenda” Hall of Fame in 1987. Barbara was inducted into the Billerica Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame in1993. The new High School Softball Field was dedicated in her honor as she was softball coach for 25 years.
She will be greatly missed by her loving “adoptive” family including Nancy L. Phillips of Saco, Maine, The LeMasurier family, Jackie, John, Jason and Andrew and their children and spouses. Calling hours are on Thursday Sept. 8, 2016 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Chelmsford Congregational Church Building Fund, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863.