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Barbara E. (Roberts) Gaffney

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, beginning at 9 a.m. for Barbara E. (Roberts) Gaffney, who died on Sunday, April 28th in the Consulate Nursing Facility of Seminole, Florida, following a long illness, at 81 years.  Her funeral mass will follow the visiting hours on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.  Born in Boston, she lived all of her life in Revere, attending Revere schools & was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1950.  She married in 1955 to John H. Gaffney.  The couple moved to Largo, FL in 1998.  Barbara was a devoted & caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, & a recent great-grandmother.  She is the devoted Mother of William J. Gaffney & his wife, Jamie of Atkinson, NH, & Robert A. Gaffney & his wife, Brandie of Seabrook, NH.  She is also the dear sister of: Phyllis Going & her husband Warren of Ossipee, NH, Jean DeMarco & her late husband Anthony, Grace Fabiano & her husband George, all of Revere.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Annmarie Stucker & her husband Brian of Epping, NH, Patrick W. Gaffney of Brighton, MA, Elyse M. & Evan R. Gaffney both of Seabrook, NH.  She is also lovingly survived by her great-grandson, William B. Stucker, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. Lina Tollis
    May 17 2013

    Dear Bobby and Family,
    Just a brief message of sympathy to say how very sorry we were to learn of your mom’s passing. We are all deeply saddened by the news. Your mom was a wonderful person and we have fond memories of her from her time on Carleton Street. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The Tollis Family

  2. John and Paula Zaino
    May 16 2013

    John, I am so sorry to learn about Barbara’s passing. I still remember the day I called your Revere home and you were out, so I had a wonderful chat with her.

    You two were rather special friends of mine and I’m sorry we never had an opportunity to see each other … but, I always talked about you and Barbara when I met old friends at the RHS Reunions.

    My wife and I still live in Xenia, OH and our four boys are all in the Columbus area.

    If you don’t mind, I’m going to call Franny and Larry Green today. I’m sure they would like to send you their condolences, too. Take care, John

  3. Vinny Lauria
    May 14 2013

    Bobby, my deepest condolences for your loss. I still have great memories of the cakes she would make. They were always the best.

  4. Arlene (Gaffney) Garvey
    May 13 2013

    I cannot think of my dear Aunt Barb without smiling. She was such a fun lady who always made me laugh. So many great memories from years ago in Revere and many more in Florida. She is missed.
    love always,

  5. The Spanedda Family
    May 13 2013

    Our condolences on your loss.

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