Barbara J. Furlong - January 4, 2017

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ALBANY Barbara J. Furlong (Lipscomb) of Albany, New York, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the age of 78.  Barbara was born to George and Lue Fanny Lipscomb on May 11, 1938 of Coeymans,

New York.  She grew up as the youngest of five and graduated from Ravena-Coeymans Central School.  Barbara married James Johnson in 1956 and had one child.  She had a passion for fashion as well as singing professionally during her life.  She married her second husband, Vincent P. Furlong and were together for more than 14 years before his death.

     Barbara is survived by her daughter, Terry Johnson-Valentino;  grandson, Adrian;  her sister Willie L. Pounds;  brother, William N. Lipscomb (Alice); sister-in-law, Joan Lipscomb;  and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent P. Furlong, brothers George and Shirley Lipscomb and her parents.

     A celebration of her life will be at a later date.