Barbara J. Groom

February 9th, 2020

Barbara J. (Talbot) Groom, age 81, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Barbara was born on May 17, 1938 in Boston, MA. She was the daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Hibbard) Talbot, Jr. Barbara was raised and educated in Malden, MA. She moved to Tewksbury in 1971 with her husband and two children.

Barbara loved her years working as a nursery school teacher in Wilmington. She later worked as an administrative assistant at Textron Systems in Wilmington.

Barbara was an accomplished artist, creating oil paintings and other artwork that were displayed in various galleries and seaside shops along the New England coast. She won many awards in local art shows. Barbara also had a passion for genealogy, and she spent many hours tracing her roots back through time.

Barbara’s energy and adventurous spirit took her all over the country throughout the years. She enjoyed horseback riding through the Grand Tetons in her 50’s, whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon in her 60’s and taking her granddaughters on intergenerational trips to the southwest or the northern plains in her 70’s. In her 80’s, one could still find Barbara at various dances and Zumba classes in the local area.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by her family.

Barbara was the beloved wife of 55 years of the late Francis Groom, Jr., devoted mother of Paula Morris & her husband James of Londonderry, NH and Francis Groom, III of Tewksbury, loving “Grammy” of Kimberly Morris of White River Junction, VT and Gabrielle Morris of Londonderry, NH, cherished daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Hibbard) Talbot, Jr., dear sister of the late Patricia Huber and William R. Talbot, III.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Tewksbury Cemetery, Tewksbury. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to MSPCA, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Barbara J. Groom”

  1. David Chou says:

    I will miss Barbara’s enthusiastic participation at our monthly meetings. I felt blessed to have know her for the past couple of years.

    May she rest in peace with the Almighty and may her family be comforted by their memories of her for all the days of their lives.

  2. June Kaiter says:

    So many memories with Barbara including recent visits to have lunch, and
    one very memorable day when she and her group went clogging for the
    independent living residences of which my father (her uncle) was a resident.
    He was so proud of her. She shared her genealogy with me and my daughter, Marlene, which will be cherished. Now with Barbara’s passing, I want to keep
    her memory alive with her family and other family members. May God keep
    Barbara in his heavenly home.

  3. Lynne Morse says:

    •Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.•My heart goes out to you and your family

  4. Bob McKenna says:

    I will miss my friend and neighbor. Many happy memories over the years. So many cups of tea in our kitchens talking about the accomplishments of her grandaughters and my daughter. Barbara was the third grandmother for my daughter. She was a dear friend and neighbor and will be missed by many people.

  5. Karen Maloney says:


    So sorry for your loss ???? you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time

  6. Marge Peabody says:

    I am so sorry to hear ofBarbara,s loss. We had so much fun in our clogging group that we were part of for many years. She was a model of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of life. Her family has my deep sympathy. Unfortnately I don,t have a car so can,t get to the funeral or wake. May all of you remember the happy times with her.

  7. Michele Morris says:

    Paula and Frank, Jim, Gabbi and Kim, so sorry for your loss. Your Mom / Grandmother was a beautiful person. The world is a little less bright without her light. Hugs and love, Michele

  8. DANIEL TALBOT says:

    Barbara was a dear email friend sharing my last name but probably not related; I sometimes joked and called her cousin, although we never met. Her sense of humor kept me smiling, and she was a real patriot. I cannot attend her funeral due to my health but my heart goes out to her family. God bless you all. Frank you are blessed to have had her devotion. So sorry for your loss.

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