Barbara A. (Petrocelli) Wallace, age 82, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Thursday, February 27, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Boston, raised and educated in Dorchester schools and was a graduate of Saint Gregorys Elementary School and Saint Gregorys High School. She also was a graduate of Saint Elizabeths Hospital School of Nursing. She had lived in Braintree for forty-four years and previously in Dorchester. She was a homemaker and registered nurse. Barbara worked many years at Beth Israel Hospital and also at Carney Hospital. Later, she became a real estate agent and worked for several years at Century 21 in Canton. She had been retired many years. Barbara loved the Boston Red Sox. She was devoted to her family and especially to her ten cherished grandchildren. She was the beloved wife for fifty years of David J. Wallace; devoted mother of Joseph F. Wallace and his wife Ruth Ann of Weymouth, Christopher M. Wallace and his wife Karen of Hanover, David J. Wallace, Jr. and his wife Joan of Weymouth, Mary E. Ridge and her husband Gerald of Braintree; loving grandmother of Elizabeth Wallace, Christopher and Kelly Wallace, Meredith, David, Andrea and Abigail Wallace, Gerald, Olivia and Conor Ridge; dear sister of Philip Petrocelli of Hull and Nicholas Petrocelli of Plymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, March 5, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, at 10 oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For those who wish, donations in Barbaras memory may be made to the Brigham and Womens Hospital Pulmonary Research Fund, c/o Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Third Floor, Boston, MA 02116 or to the
, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-1803. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Mar. 1, 2014