Barbara G. Faso
1946 - 2019
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Barbara Gail (Pacific) Faso, age 73, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on December 24, 2019, following a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was born October 14, 1946 in Somerville, Massachusetts to Louis and Gemma (ne Perini) Pacific. She raised her family in Burlington, Massachusetts, and spent her retirement years in Reading, Massachusetts. Barbara loved to be surrounded by people, and spent much of her life helping others. She was always there for anyone in need, often caring for friends and family after surgeries or illness. She regularly volunteered at her daughters schools, and was an active member of the Burlington Junior Womens Club, dedicated to community service. She was recipient of the Reading Volunteer of the Year Award, for her dedication to Reading senior citizens. Barbara worked as manager of Recreation & Employee Services for ITEK Optical Systems in Lexington for many years, and was an officer of the Massachusetts Association of Recreation and Employee Services. She was a Realtor, as well, and investing in real estate was one of her passions. Most of all, Barbara was a devoted grandmother to four grandchildren. She wanted nothing more than to spend time with and nurture them. She took them on numerous trips and adventures, and, for 10 years, provided daily care for her youngest grandson, who has autism. Barbara was the devoted mother of Chri (Faso) Smith and her husband Capt. Kelly Smith of Charlesto- wn, RI and Lisa (Faso) Powers of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Evan, Aidan and Camryn Olf and Jack Powers. Former wife of Joseph Faso of Burlington. Dear sister of Marylou Keane and her husband Philip of Medford, Carol Dillon and her partner George Barnes of Marstons Mills and the late Bill Pacific and his surviving wife Diane of Wakefield and brother -in -law, Robert Dillon of Woburn . Special Aunt of Kim Eudenbach, Kris Ogonowsky, Bryan Pacific, Lauren Taylor and Brett Pacific. She leaves numerous cousins and close friends, as well. She loved all her family and friends deeply. Please join us in celebrating her life. Calling hours will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Thursday, January 2nd from 9:00AM - 11:00AM. A private service and burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbaras memory can be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital at or to the nonprofit founded by her daughter, Chri - Covenant Solar Initiative - at For more information please visit

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Published in Observer-Advocate from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020.
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January 31, 2020
Judy Gustafson
January 10, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of her passing. Barbara was one of the best, kindest neighbors one could ask for. Seeing her reminded you that the world and all its hustle and bustle was not as important as being around family and enjoying the sunshine on a nice morning. She was so giving and thoughtful to my little daughters. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Danica Medeiros
January 2, 2020
You will always be a part of my memories with some of the funniest and best of times. You should have done standup. I'm so sorry that I'm not going to see you anymore but my memories will sustain me. Love Lynn Robitaille Zawojski
Mr. Mrs Robert Zawojski
December 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Her beautiful eyes reflected one of the kindest souls I have ever know. Barbara was one of my Somerville High School chums , but I am glad to say I got to know her better planning our hs reunions. Best wishes to her family.
Sandra Regan
December 29, 2019
Hi Cheri just thinking about you ! Peace in your heart !!
Albert Gagliarducci
December 29, 2019
Miss you so much! God Bless You!
Norma Meuse
December 29, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.we will miss you sister love Diane and George
Diane Pacific
December 29, 2019
My sincere condolences to Cheri Faso Smith and her family on the passing of her mother. From Pamela Chapdelaine Gillis' dad, retired Burlington High Math teacher, Ed Chapdelaine
Ed Chapdelaine
December 29, 2019
Barbara and I met through MARES. She was fun, adventurous and a leader. i counted Barbara as a friend and mentor. May you rest in peace.
Barb Parmet
December 29, 2019
My Deepest Condolences to Barbara's Family at this very Sad Time. We attended SHS together Class of 1964. She was on Our Reunion Committee several times. She will be Missed by All who knew her. Love Shirley ♥
Shirley A Roderick Madeiros
December 28, 2019
Having met through work at the Pleasant Street Center, we became friends. So many card playing days, concerts on Sunday night - we had fun. You will be greatly missed by me and so many other senior citizens here in Reading. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to your family.
Lorraine Lupi
December 28, 2019
Cheri/Lisa/Mary Lou/Carol/Diane/Phil/George/George/Evan/Aidan/Camryn and all sooooooooooooooooooo sorry for the loss of Barbara she was soooooooooo energetic especially when I saw her at the cousins reunion and 12/15/18 when she came to our Pacific Family Christmas party. She will be missed by everyone who knew her especially ME. Luv D. P.S. A mass is set up for her on 1/11/2020 at St. Bernadette's Church by the Pacific Family
Debbie Pacific
December 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to Marylou and family for the loss of your sister and aunt.
Kenneth Manzi
December 27, 2019
Lisa and Cheri Im so sorry to hear about your mom my thoughts and prayers are with you all
Debbi Potito
December 27, 2019
I will miss you at all our family get-to-gathers, talking laughing and bickering and whatever~~not realizing it was all coming to an end, as it will for all of us someday. Hope the Angels opened the gates and you are safely in Heaven!! Save a spot for all of us so we can continue the parties and fun. Hope there is a beach there~~Love you~~Mary Lou
Mary Lou Ogonowsky-Keane
December 27, 2019
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. So many great memories growing up since 1973. Will never forget these Memories. Barbara will always be in my prayers❤
Trish Potito Conaton
December 27, 2019
We love you, Mom. We love you, Mimi. You will live on in our hearts.
Cheri Smith
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