BARRE- Hope Johnson Pobst, 93, passed away peacefully at home, just as she had always wished, on Wednesday January 20, 2021. Her husband of 65 years, John "Jay" Pobst, and her daughter Amy R. Pobst Scannell predeceased her, in 2016 and 2009, respectively..
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She is survived by her two daughters, Carol B. Pobst of Barre, and Megan Virginia Pobst Cunningham of Washington DC and by her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Megan's daughter Brandyn Hootstein Born of California, Brandyn's two daughters Ava Born and Brooke Born, and Megan's son Joshua Hootstein, and Amy's son Gordon Scannell, currently living in Utah, and Amy's daughter Emily Scannell King of Virginia.
Hope met John while they were both students at Antioch College in Ohio. She worked as a high school history teacher after graduation and as a nursery school aide after her daughters were born, while John worked as an engineer. She returned to Massachusetts with John and her three daughters in the mid-sixties. She worked for many years in the office of continuing education at Simmons College and John worked as a city planner. When she and John retired they moved back to her hometown of Barre.
Hope was a vibrant, spirited and energetic woman who was happiest carrying out, single-handedly, home improvement projects to the homes she made so beautiful. Her warmth and her unconditional love will be mourned by her disconsolate family who find succor in their grief from the countless good memories of our lives together.
A private graveside service for Hope will be held in Glen Valley Cemetery in Barre. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd.Barre.