Barbara Ann Darisse

Barbara A. (Saltzman) Darisse, 84 of Ipswich, passed away peacefully at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly following a long illness. She was the devoted wife of Andre J. Darisse, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Emily B. (Gagnon) Saltzman. A graduate of St. Mary High School in Lynn she first worked for New England Telephone Company. Following her marriage to Andre in 1961, she devoted her time and energy to the raising of her young family. As her boys were finishing their schooling she began working as the private secretary of the Principal at the Doyon Elementary School in Ipswich. She retired in 2005. Barbara loved walking and could be seen around town on her morning walk and her evening walks with Andy.
In addition to her husband Andy, she is survived by her sons; Thomas A. Darisse and wife Hazel of Virginia, Matthew M. Darisse and wife Lisa of North Carolina and Michael J. Darisse and wife Carolyn of Ipswich and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Michael, Benjamin, Hunter & Schuyler Darisse, Joshua Darisse and wife Lindsay and great-granddaughter Bella. She also leaves her brother John J. Saltzman of Newburyport. She was predeceased by her siblings, William C. & Charles H. Saltzman and Dorothy P. Harris.
A private family graveside service is being planned for this fall. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 Assisting her family with arrangements is the Levesque Funeral Home of Salem. For guestbook and to send a message of support to her family, please visit
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