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Virginia A. “Dudie” (Barberi) Thompson

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, November 16th from 11 – 1 pm in the Vertuccio & Smith home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Virginia A. “Dudie” (Barberi) Thompson who died at the Massachusetts General hospital in Boston, on Wednesday, November 9th following a brief illness, she was 90 years old. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Holy cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Dudie was born in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the late Angelo & Teresa (Garisto) Barberi. She was raised & educated in East Boston. She was married and raised her only child, her daughter Patricia by herself. She was a strong and vivacious woman who was very much in charge and led the way. She raised her daughter with good values & morals. Dudie worked while she raised her daughter for Mille’s Candy & Schraffts Candy for over 15 years as a “packer”. She later worked at Jordan marsh in Boston in the Toy department as well as other various jobs. Where some may remember her most, was as a bartender & waitress at the Victory Pub in Orient heights in East Boston. She worked there for many years while her son in law, William Motherway had owned & operated the bar. Anyone who knew Dudie, knew of her quick wit, her funny sense of humor & shoot from the hip personality. She told it like it was and wasn’t shy about it. She was also very loving & caring in many ways. She was blessed when she had her grandson, P.J. born. Her grandson was one of her biggest joys, in life.

She is the mother of Patricia A. Motherway of East Boston, & her late husband William “Billy” Motherway who died on May 9th, 2022. She is the cherished grandmother of Patrick “P.J.” Mazac & his companion Dena M. DiMarzo and their daughter, Deanna M. DiMarzo of Peabody. She is the dear sister of the late James Barberi & Lorraine Barberi.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Jimmy Fund, P.O.Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Holy Cross Cemetery – Community Mausoleum, Malden

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  1. Anthony Paolini
    Nov 19 2022

    My condolences to family I’m gonna miss you Dudie I will miss you twma

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