Bernard “Bernie” Tarr, of Peabody, passed away on Aug. 27, 2021, at the age of 87. After living with advanced diabetes for many years, Bernie died peacefully, surrounded by family.
Bernie was born in Boston. He enjoyed a long, happy marriage to Irene Tarr, of blessed memory, and later found happiness with his wife Dolly (Shapiro) Tarr.
Bernie grew up in Dorchester, attended Northeastern, and enjoyed a long career as a stock broker. Although he worked hard, he made sure he was home to have dinner with his family every night.
He is survived by his loving wife Dolly (Shapiro) Tarr; his children Alyson Popper and her husband Jeff, Nelson Tarr and his wife Meredith, and Kimberlee Schumacher; and his grandchildren Isaac and Brandon Popper, Ilyssa and Shayna Tarr, and Isabel Schumacher. Bernie will also be missed by his nephew Bruce Caplan, Dolly’s son Michael Shapiro and his children Benjamin, Jacob, and Ari, Dolly’s daughter Caren Shapiro and her son Jason Chalifour, and his beloved dog Buddy.
A private graveside burial is planned for the family.
In Bernie’s memory, please consider a donation to the Brooksby Scholarship Fund or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements were handled by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.