Obituary for Janice H. (Poirier) Barbagallo
MAYNARD: Janice H. (Poirier) Barbagallo, 77, of Maynard, formerly of Somerville, MA, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was the beloved wife of the late John D. Barbagallo, to whom she was married 57 years at the time of his passing in March, 2016.
Born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville, she was one of nine children of the late Ambrose and Antoinette (Rochon) Poirier. A Maynard resident for 55 years, Mrs. Barbagallo was a clerk in the Assessor's Office in the Maynard Town Hall for over 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed reading, especially romance novels, and travel with her husband on trips and cruises to many destinations. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
In addition to her husband Mrs. Barbagallo was predeceased by her daughter, Kim Marie Barbagallo; a brother Donald Poirier and a sister Annette Skinner. She is survived by three sons, John Barbagallo and wife Shelly of Maynard, Steven Barbagallo and wife Sandra of Fitchburg, and Edward Barbagallo and wife Mary of Maynard; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Thomas Poirier and wife Margaret, Edward Poirier and wife Louise, Paul Poirier and wife Anna; sisters Diane Bodine, Donna Thompkins and Betty Ann Redden; sister-in-law Reverly Poirier; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
Visiting hours are Wednesday December 13th, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 14th at 9:00am in St. Bridget's Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard, with burial following in Glenwood Cemetery, Great Rd (Rte 117) Maynard. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Mrs. Barbagallo's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, also online at www.cancer.org. Arrangements and memorial page under the thoughtful guidance of www.actonfuneralhome.com