The Cookie Lady has died.
The Cookie Lady came into this world on May 26, 1937, in Orange, New Jersey as Barbara Ann
Gargalowitz. Her beloved Mother Teresa Sofian undoubtedly inspired and educated her in the
art of baking and love. In 1965 she married Matthew Simon and they later had two children,
Stephen and Jennifer. When not baking she worked tirelessly in her flower gardens, quilting,
sewing, and crafting with her dear friend Sue. Tuesday nights were reserved for phone calls with her sister Gladys, to catch up on the week's events and reminisce on their childhood days.
The Cookie Lady has but one grandchild Emma, daughter of Jennifer and Brian Labonte. Emma
was the joy and light of her life. Together they spent countless hours baking, playing, gardening,
and doing anything Jennifer would disapprove of, especially if it involved a trip to Chutters. She
was a beautiful and strong woman, who loved and loved deeply. She is survived by many but
most dearest is her bedfellow Shadow who watched over her faithfully and brought her a deep
sense of peace and comfort. The Cookie Lady left this world as she wished, at home, with
freshly changed bed linens, a new gown, and her daughter by her side on July 3, 2022. She and
her cookies will be missed and she asked but one thing, that we remember her fondly with much
The Cookie Lady says goodbye.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 8, 2022 at 1 PM at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham. Interment will follow in the Randolph Hill Cemetery, Randolph, NH. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM and Friday morning from 11 to 1, prior to the service. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net