HOFFMAN - Barbara, of West Babylon, NY died on January 9, 2017. Barbara was cherished by her children and is survived by George T. Hoffman III (Kathleen) of Southampton, NY, Laura Hoffman and Jeanne Lynch (Chris) of New York City. She is the loving grandmother of Samantha, Juliana and Charlie. She was fortunate to have five siblings and had many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara was born in New York City and attended Cathedral High School. After raising three children, she earned her undergraduate degree at Adelphi University and a Masters of English and Creative Writing from SUNY Stony Brook, Barbara worked at the Berkeley School as their Director of Place-ment and subsequently worked as an English Teacher at Uniondale High School until she retired in 2006. She was a multiple nominee and award recipient of Who's Who Among American Teachers. Barbara was a published poet, Master Gardener, foster parent and frequent community volunteer. She will be missed greatly by all who loved her. Reposing at the Michael J. Grant Funeral Homes Inc., 571 Suffolk Ave, Brentwood. Mass of Christian burial to be held at St. Anne's Church on Thursday at 9:45 am. Private cremation following. Family will receive friends to celebrate Barbara's life on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9:30 pm.
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