Barbara (Roberts) Flood, 87, died Oct. 31, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 19, 1922, at a nursing home in Brooks, the third child of Earle M. and Inez A. (Estes) Roberts. Dr. Kilgore made his way from Belfast with horse and sleigh through a winter blizzard to attend the birth.

Barbara was valedictorian of her graduating class at Morse Memorial High School in Brooks. She worked for many years as office manager of Belfast Shoe Company and at Penobscot Poultry. Her devotion to her family was her passion in life.

She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Dale and Eugene; a sister, Crystal Berry; and a granddaughter, Kristen Downs.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Lauchlan and her partner, Kathleen Murphy, and Jane Blood; three sons, David and his wife, Varina, Bill and his wife, Carol, and Chris and his wife, Mary; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Rose Cemetery in Brooks.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at