Barbara Lee MacDowell (née Mainwaring) of East Brunswick, NJ passed away surrounded by her
family on October 11, 2021 at her home. She was 80 years old. Born to Thomas and Iris Mainwaring in
Brooklyn, NY, the family relocated to NJ and Barbara graduated from New Brunswick High School.
Barbara married her beloved husband Richard W. MacDowell in 1960 at the First Methodist Church of
New Brunswick. The inseparable couple recently celebrated 61 loving years of marriage. She was
employed by the Credit Union of Personal Products, Peoples National Bank of North Brunswick,
Hometown Bank of Edison, and PNC Bank. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of
Christ, Milltown, NJ.
Predeceased by her parents and son Richard, Jr.; Barbara is survived by her husband Richard, daughter
and son-in-law Patricia and Chris Kastner, daughter-in-law Maureen MacDowell, sister Donna Pinter,
grandchildren Stephanie Shumanov and her husband Max, Thomas Kastner, Hunter MacDowell, and
Final disposition is private under the direction of the Bronson and Guthlein Funeral Home of Milltown.
A memorial service will be announced in the near future. www.bronsonandguthleinfh.com