Ayres, Barbara A
Ayres, Barbara 1939-12/1/2020 Born the 2nd of 7 children to Edgar and Helen V. Parenti (nee Hatton) in Providence RI. As a LPN Barbara loved helping others. At St Rocco Catholic Church, Johnston RI she married Elwood (Woody) Franklin Ayres Jr. in 1958. During her life with Woody they had 4 children who survive her: Patricia A Flanagan ( Dennis), Teresa M Ayres(Trish) , Douglas A Ayres (Julie) and Elwood F Ayres III (Kristen). She is also survived by her 6 of her 7 grandchildren: Jennifer Garrido, Marissa Balderas, Corinne E , Abigail S, Matthew E and Adam Ayres and 5 great Grandchildren. Lynn Serpa, Patricia Vest, Diane Librandi and Edgar J Parenti outlived Barbara. Her brothers Ronald R & Gary J Parenti and grandson Dennis J Flanagan predeceased her. She loved being a mother but adored being grandma and Nona. Barbara will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her infectious laugh, and her trademark red fingernails. She was laid to rest with the love of her life Woody on December 4, 2020 at Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell FL.
Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 10, 2021.