Barbara Carol Gordon Blumberg Roberts


Barbara Carol Gordon Blumberg Roberts of Little Deer Isle passed away Aug. 3, 2019. She was 77 years old. Barbara was born in Garden City, N.Y., on Jan. 23, 1942, to John J. and Sybil G. (Ryerson) Gordon. After graduating high school, Barbara attended Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn., where she explored and cultivated her many interests.

Barbara did much throughout her life, developing new skills and acquiring new knowledge all along the way. She especially enjoyed her time in Costa Rica, where she operated a fishing resort and restaurant. Later she enjoyed working as a Realtor in the United States.

Barbara was an excellent cook and wine connoisseur who enjoyed entertaining others where she would charm them all with delightful conversation. She took a quiet pride in her appearance, always wearing tasteful clothing without ever seeming “showy.” Barbara loved nature and animals, particularly dogs, and also enjoyed gardening. She had an aesthetic appreciation of the world, often “seeing” other objects in the interesting patterns she found in clouds, trees and other wonders of nature. Barbara was also an artist who meticulously pressed and dried flowers before framing them to create beautiful dried floral art pieces.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her younger brother, Craig Gordon.

Barbara is survived by her son, Noah Ryerson Blumberg of Coconut Creek, Fla.; her significant other, Lou Cooper, of Little Deer Isle; and many friends, including, Karen and Lior C., Jan and Mike D., Bob C., Kuniko N., (cat) “Cooper Cooper,” Mike R., Michele L., Jasper R., Debby M., Claudette L., Pat B., Sandy L., Ann P., Nancy G., Jen S., Bonnie L. and Gail P.

In accordance with her loved one’s wishes, Barbara’s services will be private. She would have been delighted to know that her ashes are being dispersed both on land and in water at locations that were special to her throughout her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Ark Animal Shelter, 60 Barber Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622 or

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