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Barbara L. (Cooley) Petitti formerly of Newton passed away on October 26, 2023 in Falmouth at the age of 90.
Wife of the late Charles Petitti. Devoted mother of Karen Harker and her husband Tom of Dayton, OH; Cindy Colantropo and her late husband David of Falmouth; Chuck and his wife Suzie of Canton; Alan and his late wife Mary Sullivan of Brockton; Cheryl of Newton; Steven and his wife Gina of Falmouth; Diane Farmer and her husband Joseph of Braintee. Daughter of the late Roy and Lillian (Brennon) Cooley. Sister of the late Arline Whelan, Francis J. Cooley, and Lillian Thomas. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
While raising seven children, Barbara worked in Real Estate as a Bookkeeper and Property Manager, her career spanned over 60 years, retiring at the age of 85.
For Barbara, her most important role was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. As the matriarch of the family, she was a warm and loving woman that opened her arms and home to many. Barbara was kind, patient and giving not only to her own seven children but to other’s that found themselves in her care. She was beautiful, strong, compassionate and full of great wisdom. Someone you could rely on that would never let you down. The host of many celebrations and holidays, she was the glue that held the family together. She wasn’t just a good mother, she was an amazing mother and a role model for all of us.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, a good book, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, vacations, sitting on the beach and boat rides. She especially loved her summer home in Megansett which was always open to family and friends.
Visiting Hours in the Lehman, Reen, McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave., BRIGHTON (nr. Brighton Courthouse) on Friday, November 3rd from 8:30am to 9:30am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Susan G. Komen 13770 Noel Road Suite 801889 Dallas, TX 75380. For guest book please visit www.lehmanreen.com
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Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Foundation
13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas TX 75380