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Barbra LaBosco

December 1, 1947 — March 10, 2024

Greenville, SC

Barbra LaBosco, a loving wife, mother, Baba, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2024, in Greenville, South Carolina. Born on December 1, 1947, in New York, NY, Barbra's life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to family and community.

Barbra was born and raised in New York by her loving parents, Henry and Irene Nathans, both of whom predeceased her. She shared her childhood with her brother, Mike Nathans of New York. Barbra graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1968 with a degree in education, which laid the foundation for her inspiring 33-year career as a New York State elementary teacher. Her passion for education was evident in her belief that every child had the potential to achieve greatness.

In her personal life, Barbra was the heart of her family, deeply loved by her devoted husband, John LaBosco, and her son, Jason Freeman, and
daughter-in-law, Dawn Freeman. Her grandsons, Caleb, Braden, and Easton Freeman, will forever remember their “Baba” and memories of Cape Cod, baseball games, school plays, and much much more. Barbra adored her boys. Barbra's warmth also extended to her nephews, David and Robert Nathans, who held a special place in her heart. Barbra's interests were a reflection of her generous spirit and love for life. Known for having a heart of gold, she loved all unconditionally, cherishing her family and the tranquility of the beach.

Through her teaching, she touched the lives of countless children, instilling in them the confidence to pursue their dreams. She lived her life out of the limelight, preferring to make a quiet impact through her actions and the lessons she shared. Her entrepreneurial spirit shone brightly in her successful venture, "All About The Buttons," where her hobby of creating unique button crafts and clocks turned into a flourishing business. She sold over 10,000 tape measures to all 50 states and 20 countries and it was a testament to her creativity and business acumen. Barbra's love for collecting hearts was more than a hobby; it was a symbol of the enormous love she carried within her. She also had an immense love for plants and flowers and they loved her back by flourishing under her care.  Throughout her life, Barbra taught by example the importance of family, time, and making choices we can be proud of. Her presence was a reminder of the essential things in life, and her memory will continue to guide her loved ones.

Barbra had many sweet friends and friendships that she treasured. Her humor was witty and never failed to make people smile with her funny and
sarcastic social media memes. Her memory will be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Barbra, Maaa, Baba. Names she loved to hear and names we loved to say. We will continue to honor and love her as deeply as she loves us.

A celebration of her life will be held on May 5th locally with details to follow with a second one later in the summer at Cape Cod. All donations in her honor can be made to

Her family holds this verse dear to them as a reminder of how Barbra lived and how she would want them to live. 1 Corinthians 13:7 – Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
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