Tanner J. Barbara
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Tanner J. Barbara, the beloved 8-year-old son of John A. and Rebecca M. (Klink) Barbara of Weymouth, passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Tanner was a 3rd grade student at the Murphy Elementary School in Weymouth. He was a natural, high energy athlete, excelling at everything he became involved in. He loved playing street hockey, organized flag football and was a member of the Ellis Gymnastic Boys Team in Braintree. Tanner was also an avid collector of crystals and a student of the holistic benefits of them.
Loving brother of Evan J. and Dylan R. Barbara, Tanner is also survived his paternal grandparents, John Barbara of New York and Sandi (Demko) Sills of Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, John and Doreen (Lasch) Klink of Pittsfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the McDonald Funeral Home, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opposite South Shore Hospital), South Weymouth, Monday evening 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home Tuesday morning at 8:30 to be followed by a funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tanners memory may be made to the Tanner Barbara Memorial Gymnastics Fund, c/o Ellis Gymnastics, 15 Columbian St., Braintree, MA 02184. McDonald-FuneralHomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 24, 2012