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