Melissa Sue “Missy” Barron- age 49, of Brookline, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. She was the beloved daughter of Kenneth C. Barron of Weston, MA, and Judith A. Gold of Scottsdale, AZ. She was the step-daughter of Jane Barron and Herbert Gold. Melissa was a loving sister to Nicole Christopher with brother-in-law Jordan Christopher, and Samantha Lippitt and her partner Pam Godwin. She was also the amazing aunt to Reese, Max, Brett and Jaime. Missy gave birth to an extraordinary and loving child, Taylor, whom she absolutely adored and who was always the center of her universe. Missy was a proud graduate of Brookline HS. Her greatest passion was family. She had a heart of gold and cared for all those around her including her wonderful friends who were a true extension of her family. Missy loved to cook and was legendary for her incredible stuffed mushrooms. Making them with her was a treat for all of her family. Towards the end of her life Missy relished in the joy of other people’s happiness. She was a true believer in love and on any given day you could find Missy playing on her IPAD while a repeat of the Golden Girls was playing in the background. That was just Missy. She will be truly missed and always loved by those she left behind. Funeral services will be held for Missy on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon, at Higgins Funeral Home, 752 Mountain Blvd., WATCHUNG, NJ. Burial at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ. Shiva will follow at the home of Nicole and Jordan Christopher, 38 Geiger Lane, Warren NJ. Shiva will continue Monday and Tuesday 10-12 & 4-7.