Barbara H. (Fisher) Kupelnick


Barbara passed peacefully at the age of 81 on March 22, 2021. She was born in Boston on November 2, 1939. The daughter of the late Isaac Fisher and Leah (Miller) Fisher.

She was a proud mom of her devoted son Steven and loving daughters: Pamela of Malden, Tracy and her husband William Muise and Ede of Malden. Father of her children, Jack Kupelnick. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Geraldine “Rose” Brenner of South Carolina. Sister of the late Leonard, Murray and Martin Fisher. Barbara had many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also the best Nana to her several furry grandbabies.

Barbara made friends wherever she went. She had several friends for more than 30 years and was still making new ones along the way. Her love of life, smile, laughter and sense of humor, was abundant, infectious and loved by all.

Barbara wore many hats. She was a daycare teacher, a muscular therapist and a reflexologist. She never wanted to follow any rules and did things her own way. She was a lifelong volunteer for many different organizations. She also created new programs and new ways to help with a flurry of donations.

She was always a great listener, always at the ready to help someone in need. She gave with a full heart! Her zest for life was contagious. Whether someone needed a band aid, a hug, her last dollar or the scarf around her neck, she would give freely.

Barbara loved life. She liked to keep things simple. Her smile could light up a room. She had several passions: the ocean, books, music, tie-dye clothing and taking care of her plants. She always started her day with a fresh new attitude, letting the day take her wherever it led. She will be missed very much on this earth, but will remain in our hearts forever.

In honor of Barbara’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. We will be having a “Celebration of her Life” at a later date. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to: Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St. #19, Malden, MA 02148.


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  1. Pamela s Kupelnick on March 26, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    thank you so much Mom for teaching me and loving me and growing me to the woman I am today. You will be missed though I know now your with JESUS in Heaven flying around ….Blessings to All who knew my MOM. 857363 0688

  2. Louise Lembo on March 26, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers!

  3. Glenn Youngquest on March 26, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    My second mother, my aunt Barabara! She was actually my cousin but to me she was all of those things wrapped in one. The nicest and sweetest person I could ask for. I will always remember you! I love you .. I will miss you. You gave the world so
    Much. You offered us all so much love and learning.

  4. Maria Correa on March 26, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    It was amazing meeting you, you will be missed by everyone. I will have your smile in my heart and mind I enjoy getting to know you wish we had more tome together. I enjoy your kisses. Love you so much Barbara ❤️

  5. Ann Brown on March 27, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Candles and prayers…
    RIP wonderful friend you left many happy memories…

  6. Jerry “Rose” Brenner on March 27, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Dearest sister and friend, Barbara,
    Actually you were a mother to me from my birth and loved me unconditionally until your last breath on this earth. Thank you for doing that. Even in your passing over, you were ministering to me and your devoted children.

    In every way, “You Are My Sunshine”, your favorite song and always will be until I join you and the rest of our family. Our hearts will always be united forever, we both know and believe that.
    Barbara, your children, Steven, Pam, Tracy, and Ede are such beautiful souls, filled with your love. Prayers for your dear soul and for your children will be offered unceasingly . Until we meet again… Jerry

  7. Tom on March 27, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Barbara was an amazing lady so kind friendly and accepting I’m so sorry to hear of her passing you raised an amazing family all kind and amazing just like you may you Rest In Peace love Tom

  8. Cliff cunningham on March 27, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Always a kind loving person. She will be missed and always in my prayers.

  9. Patrick DiVietri on March 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    May you know the peace that can only come from the Infinitely loving God who has welcomed you into His arms and the arms of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Your happiness will never end.

  10. Wanda Barchard on March 28, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Dearest Barbara,
    You will forever and always be my Sunshine, for you brought out of my darkest fears, cleared away my cobwebs, and gave me unconditional love. You taught me how to cry again when I was so rigid with rage, and loving brought me home and enveloped into your amazing family! You showed me how to be a beacon of love on my own and set me free to find my footings along my own path.
    You are free from this plain and a new star, always loving and guiding those who love you.
    You know how grateful I am, because I carry and share your story with those who need it. Particularly, the one about “the fuzzy blue blanket…”

  11. Joanie Stein on April 1, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I believe in angels. I believe angels come into our lives sometimes when God knows we need to see Him and feel His presence. That was who Barbara was to me. She was comfort and strength and warmth and hope when I needed it most, especially after my own mom died and I found myself lost. I didn’t know it, but God had sent me another mother. She seemed to know when I needed to hear I was loved and to be reminded that everything was in Divine Order. I saved her voice messages and on hard days I replay them to feel hope and peace. I smile when I think of how she called me sweet-haht. And I still hear her sweet voice as she’d say goodbye each time, Shalom. Thank you Steven, Tracy, Ede, and Pam for sharing your mother with me. Thank you Rosa for sharing your sister with me. Shalom.

  12. Susie Ficklen on April 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    As I fondly remember our Barbara, I think of her ever present sparkling smile, her huge capacity to give love to others, and her bubbly sense of humor and laughter. She was a joy to be near! If someone was in need she would be right there pouring forth love and support………carrying them in her heart……sending letters, making calls, sending money when she had little herself…….whatever the need she worked to fill it and help.
    Barbara was unforgettable… of a kind! There are many, many of us who feel her loss and shall never forget the love she put into our lives!

  13. Frederick Mei on April 12, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    I have many fond memories of you. I will never forget your gracious hospitality during my last year at school in Boston.

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