Barbara Deutsch Novatt, 89

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:15pm

Our beloved Barbara died peacefully at home at the age of 89 on April 24, surrounded by her family. Loving wife of the late Mel Novatt, adored by her children, Seth, Jedd, Amy and Jane, and their spouses, Priscilla, Anna, Ron and Valerie. Treasured by her grandchildren, Sarah, Molly, Caleb, Reed and Ilana.

Barbara began splitting her time between New York City and Block Island in the early 1960s, and was constantly encircled by her fiercely loyal friends. Barbara was known by all to be a world class talker. All who knew her were the beneficiaries of her extraordinary cooking (including the dogs), and her garden on Block Island was a thing to behold. Always an adventurer, she and Mel traveled the world.

A memorial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Block Island Conservancy and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. 

A dynamic force of nature. An exceptional woman.