Elizabeth Walsh
B: 1929-06-22
D: 2020-02-26
View Details
Walsh, Elizabeth
Thomas Conneely
B: 1935-09-30
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Conneely, Thomas
Robert Du Bois
B: 1922-09-26
D: 2020-02-20
View Details
Du Bois, Robert
Diana Tomkinson
B: 1959-10-17
D: 2020-02-19
View Details
Tomkinson, Diana
Helen Rayner
B: 1924-05-16
D: 2020-02-17
View Details
Rayner, Helen
William Buccella
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Buccella, William
Deborah Howard
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Howard, Deborah
Owen Mould
B: 1931-06-11
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Mould, Owen
Robert Cunningham
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Cunningham, Robert
Henry Brown
B: 1932-06-16
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Brown, Henry
A. Graham Sterling
B: 1923-11-14
D: 2020-02-12
View Details
Sterling, A. Graham
Retired Chief David Wagstaff
B: 1936-02-13
D: 2020-02-09
View Details
Wagstaff, Retired Chief David
Barbara Leahy
B: 1932-11-07
D: 2020-01-31
View Details
Leahy, Barbara
Paul Bartley
B: 1943-07-02
D: 2020-01-30
View Details
Bartley, Paul
Martha Collins
B: 1937-11-28
D: 2020-01-26
View Details
Collins, Martha
Barbara Krause
B: 1955-04-01
D: 2020-01-26
View Details
Krause, Barbara
Dalia Roche
B: 1930-07-05
D: 2020-01-22
View Details
Roche, Dalia
Marian LeFevre
B: 1923-01-21
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
LeFevre, Marian
Robert Heyer
B: 1932-04-26
D: 2020-01-13
View Details
Heyer, Robert
Verla Eston
B: 1927-11-07
D: 2020-01-10
View Details
Eston, Verla
Carol Stalzer
B: 1953-11-06
D: 2020-01-05
View Details
Stalzer, Carol


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
Barbara Charlton

Barbara Charlton (Grimm)

Tuesday, August 10th, 1937 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Barbara Charlton, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Barbara Charlton with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Barbara A. (Grimm) Charlton passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019, two days before her 82nd birthday. She grew up on Long Island, New York and attended Adelphi University. In 1958, she married William E. Charlton and began a series of moves that would take her all over the United States. After 18 relocations, she and her family settled in Wellesley, MA in 1976.
She leaves behind her devoted husband Bill and her cherished children Bill (Joni), Beth Roy (Randy), and Craig (Dawn). She was the adored Mema to her 6 grandchildren, Bill and Curtis Charlton, Kate and Alex Roy and Eric and Brian Charlton. She also leaves behind her beloved brother Barry Grimm and his wife Beverly, nephews and niece, Kenneth, Christopher and Nancy, and many dear friends from around the world.
In 1978, she began her career in Real Estate. With the knowledge and understanding of being uprooted many times, she brought the empathy that is so necessary in helping buyers and sellers through the difficult process of choosing a new location. A graduate of the Realtor’s Institute (GRI), she completed further studies and was awarded the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). She was chosen by her peers as 1992 Council Realtor of the Year. She served as Council President for two years and a Director to the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. She was awarded membership in Who’s Who of Business Readers. Barbara was also a member of the Wellesley Postcomers Club and the Wellesley Garden Club.
Upon retiring from real estate in 1995, Barbara returned to her love of flowers. In 2002 and 2004, she was coordinator for two Flower Festivals held in St. Paul Church, Wellesley. She continued her work with flowers at St. Paul, creating large displays at Easter and Christmas.
In 2004, she was invited to become a Museum of Fine Arts Associate as part of the flower team. She served on many committees at the MFA and was co-chair Garden Club Coordinator for Art in Bloom 2007 and 2008. She was co-chair of Art in Bloom at Home 2009, 2010 and 2011. She continued her work at the MFA as a Senior Associate working on special flower events and participated in the Art in Bloom Roadshow.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 15 from 6-8PM at Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 56 Washington Street, Wellesley. Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 502 Washington St, Wellesley. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory either to The Shadow Fund, c/o Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA 01810 or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Barbara Charlton (Grimm), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home
    56 Washington Street
    (Rte 16)
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Paul's Church
    502 Washington Street
    WELLESLEY, MA 02482
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Interment will be private
    Private, MA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Barbara here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Barbara
1 tree has been planted in memory of Barbara Charlton (Grimm)

Your Friends at the Hoffman Breast Center

Posted at 04:10pm
With our Sympathy
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Barbara Charlton — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each