Obituary: Joan Ann (Lynch) Barry, 83

Joan Ann (Lynch) Barry, 83, of Southborough died peacefully in her home on Saturday, October 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family after an illness. Her husband, Llewelyn B. Barry, died in 1989.

She leaves her children, Stephen G. Balboni of Southborough and her daughter Susan Balboni and partner Fran Marranca of Redondo Beach, CA; Granddaughter Elizabeth A. Balboni, of Southborough; two sisters, Dorothy Leavitt of Taunton and Martha Cole of KY; many nieces and nephews and close family friend, Kathleen Billingham of Northborough. She was predeceased by her first husband Henry Balboni who died in 1965. She is also predeceased by her two brothers, Martin and William Lynch and two sisters, Virginia Miller and Mary Popoloski.

She was born in the Hyde Park section of Boston, the daughter of  Martin and Mabel (Whittemore) Lynch. She graduated from Woburn High School. Joan enjoyed an administrative career in the Framingham School System. At the age of 16 she was hired as a bank teller at First National Bank of Boston where she was eventually promoted as their first female loan officer.

Joan and her husband Lew traveled extensively throughout the world. It was one of their greatest joys in life. Joan reveled in her morning papers, dining out, and cruising the Seven Seas.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Joan’s funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October, 15th at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston RD, Southborough. Burial will follow in Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 14th from 4 PM to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough (Route 30).

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to VNA Care Network and Hospice, 120 Thomas ST, Worcester, 01608.

(Obituary via  Morris Funeral Home)

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9 years ago

Steve- You were right, it wasn’t going to be long. I’m sorry to hear the news. You know I was your Mom’s paperboy for 5 years, and she always paid on… A very nice and classy lady. I’m sorry I won’t be near by to pay my respects. You were a good son to her and I know you loved her dearly. Sincerely, Mike

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