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Barbara Ann OConnor

Barbara Ann (Bugden) OConnor, 77, of Naples, Fl, and formerly of Orleans, Ma and Arlington, Ma, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at home after a long, brave fight with cancer. A phenomenal human spirit, treasured friend to countless, hilarious, intelligent, caring, and beautiful, at peace now with God, forever on our minds and in our hearts. Cherished mother of six children and 14 grandchildren who loved her dearly, Barbara will be profoundly missed. Beloved mother of Nancy, Brian, and Tim OConnor, Sally Hughes, Susan McAuliff, and Carrie Strachan, and mother-in-law of Joel Hughes, Bob McAuliff, Pattie OConnor, and Marc Strachan. Former oving wife of Jim (Okie) OConnor (deceased) and beloved sister of Ruth Foden and Marjorie Evangelista (deceased), sister-in-law of Carl Evangelista, Bob Foden (deceased), Connie Oliver, and Bill OConnor (deceased). Treasured grandmother of Sean OConnor, Kailey, Mathew, Timothy, and Hannah trachan, Declan and Eamon Powers, Peter, Andrew, and Caroline Hughes, Brian and Christopher McAuliff, and Grady and Keegan OConnor. She is also survived by several nieces & nephews. Originally from Medford, Ma, Barbara graduated from Medford HS and the Chandler School in Boston. Barbara worked for the Record American n ewspaper, for a time owned and ran the Culling Board restaurant in hatham Ma, and worked at the Chatham Bars Inn for many years. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Barbara specially loved the beach, reading, hosting dinner parties, and was an avid thrift shopper. Relatives and friends can send a message to her family or get information about the memorial service / celebration of her life, at Cook Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, (206) 842-2642, 163 Wyatt Way N.E, Bainbridge Island WA 98110. www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hospice of Kitsap County or to Friends of Snow Library, P O Box 418, Orleans, Ma 02653. www.friendsofsnowlibrary.org.

Funeral Home

Cook Family Funeral Home
163 Wyatt Way Ne Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-2642

Published in The Arlington Advocate from June 29 to July 6, 2013
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