Barbara G. Knight, 95

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DANVERS — Mrs. Barbara Gibson (Wright) Knight 95, of Danvers, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died February 1, 2019 at Seasons of Danvers.  

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Mary M. (Gibson) Wright. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School and continued her education at Bryant Stratton Secretarial School.

Mrs. Knight began her professional career with the General Electric Corporation and worked as an administrative assistant for over 15 years until matriculating to the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers where she worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until the time of her retirement.     

Barbara, was an active member of the Thomson Country Club and enjoyed spending her free time golfing, playing Bridge, and bowling. She was an avid athlete and award-winning golfer and bowler. She was an avid volunteer and gave of her time, care and resources to the American Heart Association. She enjoyed travel and visited many parts of the United States and the world and even attended a few Super Bowls. She was a long-time resident of the town of North Reading and a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lynn for many years. She will be deeply missed.

Barbara is survived by her sons, John Knight of North Reading and Gregory Knight of Tigard, Oregon, her grandchildren, Julia, Allison, John and Elissa, and several nieces and nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah, her husband Jack, and her sister Jean Nobile.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service which will be held graveside in the Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Friday, Feb. 8th at noon followed by a gathering at Century House Restaurant in Peabody at 1:30 pm. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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