IN MEMORIAM: Barbara White Atkin

Obit_Atkin-Barbara-IMG_0445-400SQBarbara White Atkin, known to family and friends as Bobbie, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 25, 2015. She was 88 years old. Born January 29, 1927, she was the daughter of Henry Arthur White and Margaret Thrum White. She was pre- deceased by her beloved husband, Donald Raymond Atkin.

Bobbie was the director of corporate entertaining at JP Morgan Chase from 1966- 1986. She is survived by her four daughters, Lisa Atkin, Meg Atkin, Debbie Haggerty and Cathie Kavanaugh, and three grandchildren.

Those who knew her will remember her for her inimitable style, upbeat spirit and ability to throw a great party. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, Inc., 877 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Published in The New York Times on June 3, 2015

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