Barbara A. Trask


Barbara A. Trask of Roscoe, a retired registered nurse and a longtime area resident died Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at her home following a long illness, surrounded by her devoted family. She was 81.

The daughter of the late James S. Bedford and Dorothy Clark Bedford Quick, she was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Norfolk, Va.

Barbara had a long stellar career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from the Scranton State Hospital of Nursing in 1963, having worked at Liberty Loomis Hospital, Community General Hospital, the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, the Sullivan County Jail and retiring from the SNU at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was an avid golfer and gardener. She was a member of the Twin Village Golf Club and played in the Tuesday Night League and also played in the Villa Roma Thursday Night League. Barb was a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club. Barbara loved her Tuesday Lady’s Day golf at Twin Village.  She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Trask at home; daughter Patricia Trask-Huggins and her husband Bruce of Roscoe, three grandchildren, Bruce Huggins and his wife Melanie of Roscoe, Amanda Huggins of Monticello, and Jesse Huggins of Mongaup Valley; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Lindholm and Bruce T. Huggins Jr.; two brothers, James Bedford and his wife Belva of Lake Ariel, Pa., and Sylvester Bedford and his wife Charlotte of Columbus, Texas; sister Shirley Pitzer and her husband Benny of Montgomery, Texas; sisters-in-law Ruth Bedford of Columbus, Texas, Vicki Schwarz of Roscoe, Mary Wilhelm of Las Vegas, Nev., and Nancy Trask of Roscoe; aunt, Shirley Tucker of Roscoe, two uncles, Joseph Clark of Newfoundland. Pa. and James Clark of Jessup, Pa., several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother Victor Bedford.

Visitation  is Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at 12 noon at St. Aloysius Church, Church Street, Livingston Manor. Father Antony David will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to R & R Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 321, Roscoe, NY 12776, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY; 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or