Barbara J. (Ostroff) Rose, 92, died Jan. 1 after a long illness. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Fannie Pearl (Yutan) Ostroff, and had lived most of her life in Gardner. She graduated Clark University in Worcester and received a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For many years she was the director of a women’s counseling center at Mount Wachusett Community College. She was a longtime member of the former Congregation Ohavi Sholom in Gardner. She is survived by a daughter, Sharyn Rose and her wife, Amy Rose, of Somerville; a brother, Melvin Ostroff and his wife, Katy, of Leominster; and two nieces, Cathi Cohen and Lisa Ostroff, and her husband, Read DeButts, of Washington, D.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN