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Barbara L. Granger

WORCESTER - Barbara L. Granger, 93, of Worcester, died Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center.

Her husband Edward G. Granger died in 1989.

Barbara leaves six children, Francis K. Granger and his wife Mary, Ann Marie Spellane and her husband Philip, James P. Granger and his wife Kathleen, all of Worcester, Susan Harrington and her husband Theodore of Centerville, John J. Granger and his wife Jane of Poquott, N.Y., and Paul R. Granger and his wife Stephanie of Sutton; a brother, Francis Bean of White Haven, Penn., 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Her son Edward G. Granger Jr. died 2006. Her son David H. Granger died in 1996. Her grandson James J. "J.J." Granger died last year. Her brother George Bean also predeceased her.

Barbara was born in Worcester, daughter of Henry and Catherine Bean. She grew up in the Wollaston section of Quincy before returning to Worcester.

Barbara was an accomplished potter, creating beautiful ceramics for her family and friends. She was an avid Red Sox fan and spent many hours reading a good book or completing her crossword puzzles. She was an active longtime member of St. George's Parish. Her greatest joy came at the dinner table with her numerous grandchildren.

Barbara's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center.

Calling hours are Wednesday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Thursday, October 15, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at St. George's Parish, 40 Brattle St., Worcester 01606, or the J.J. Granger Memorial Football Scholarship Fund, Holy Name High School, 144 Granite St., Worcester 01604.


Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2015.
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