About Barbara Sosman
Barbara Browning Sosman
1944 - 2017 (Age 72)
"I met Barbara during her southwest Connecticut years, when she participated in a writers' group that met evenings in one or another home. She was an astonishingly careful and sensitive writer, likewise in her criticism of others' work. She was smart, gifted and super kind. With Paul at last, she managed to revive a childhood love that carried her far beyond-- but far too soon. Barbara is loved and missed." Roxane Wilton
Bangor, Maine - Barbara Browning Sosman (Trommer), 72, died after a brave and courageous fight with cancer Jan. 19, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. She was born July 25, 1944, in Flushing, N.Y., the daughter of George and Marjorie (Murphy) Sosman.
Barbara graduated from Fitch Senior High School in Groton, class of 1962. She attended Douglas College (Rutgers University) and graduated from UConn with a bachelor's degree in English. She earned her master of fine arts degree from Vermont College. She went on to be professor of creative writing at Western Connecticut State University. She also taught at Husson and at Eastern Maine Community College. Barbara was a lover of reading, writing, nature, and life itself. She also was a two-time cancer survivor. Barbara was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Hospice Care of Danbury (CT) Hospital.
Flowers, the Opera, songbirds and the sea. Children, the night sky, and God. She loved them all.
Barbara was the beloved wife of Paul Trommer of Bangor; the adored mother of Arlyn Eames Turner, of North Babylon, N.Y. and Geoffrey Eames of San Francisco, Calif.; loving stepmother of Daniel Carlson, Hannah Jurewicz, and Karen Christine Trommer; precious grandmother of Sam, Samuel, Chaney, Malcolm, Shannon, Ryan, Bennett, Grace, and Jacqueline; cherished sister of Stephen Sosman, of Chevy Chase, Md., John G. Sosman of Lawrence, Kan., and Ann Sosman, of Albuquerque, N.M.