MARLBOROUGH, MA: Barbara R. (Jenks) McPhee, 100, a former resident of Littleton and Acton, MA, passed peacefully Sat. Jan. 5th, 2019 in Marlborough. She was the beloved wife of the late Carroll E. McPhee, to whom she was married for 59 years at the time of his passing in February, 2001.
Born in Waltham, she was a daughter of the late Albert R. and Mabel (Geer) Jenks. She moved to Acton with her family at a young age and grew up on the family farm. After their marriage the McPhees settled in Acton to raise their three children. Mrs. McPhee was a bookkeeper for Concord Oil for many years, and worked part-time at Jordan Marsh during the holidays. She was a long-time member of the West Acton Baptist Church, the Acton Garden Club, and in later years The Congregational Church of Littleton where she loved attending services. She also enjoyed cross-stitching, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and especially reading. In later years she and her husband lived in Mason, NH and Littleton, MA. Until recently she was very active in her Christopher House community, attending events and activities. She cherished time spent with her four-generation family, who gathered in December to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Mrs. McPhee is survived by two sons, William of Wrentham, Thomas & wife Ann of Franklin, and was the mother of the late David McPhee. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Carol McPhee of Townsend, a sister Hazel O’Clair of Concord, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and extended family members. She was the sister of the late Porter, Stanley & David Jenks.
Visiting hours are Thurs. Jan. 10th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. A funeral service will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Rd, Acton Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr. Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215: online link to copy and paste: https://secure.childrenshospital.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1940&1940.donation=form1
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