Jaeschke, Barbara

August 8th, 2009

jaeschke-barbaraBarbara M. (Perry) Jaeschke, age 78, of Wilmington, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Boston, MA, on February 8, 1931, Barbara was the dear daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Kelly) Perry.
Barbara was a resident of Wilmington since 1954. In her earlier years she was active in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Wilmington Little League. Barbara loved to travel with her late husband Fred and she also enjoyed going on cruises with her children. Barbara will be remembered by her family and friends as being a kind and caring person, she was very devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and her children’s friends. Everyone Barbara met became part of her large, extended family. She will live forever in the hearts of all those who’s lives she touched.

Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Frederick L. Jaeschke, devoted mother of Steven Gerhartz & his wife Susan of Maryland, Leah Gerhartz and Robert Jaeschke & his wife Katie all of Wilmington, Laura McCormack & her husband Jeff of Nashua, NH, Barbie Cabral & her husband Wayne of Billerica, and John Gerhartz & his wife Kristin of Reading, loving grandmother of Michael, Kelly, Dennis Jr., Lindsey, Jennifer, Zachary, Elizabeth, Eric, and great-granddaughter Kyleigh, dear sister of Alice Potts of Westford, Robert Perry of Melrose, and the late Dorothy Cronin and Edna Mae Driscoll, Barbara is also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, August 16th from 2-5 p.m.

Donations in Barbara’s name can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Jaeschke, Barbara”

  1. Jim & Jean Saytanides says:

    We are so sad for the loss of mommy. She was a good-spirited and fun loving woman. In the short time that we knew her, she made us both feel welcome and like members of the family. Our prayers and love are with you all.

  2. Hazel and Warren Stocker says:

    Hello John and Kris,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of John’s mother. Please accept
    our condolences.


    Hazel and Warren

  3. Angie and Todd Siebert says:

    Hi Cousins,

    So sorry for your lose and you are all in our prayers. Miss you all very much. Much love from Wisconsin,

    Angie and Todd Siebert

  4. Janet Bigelow says:

    Steve,Leah,Laura,Barbie & Johnny Hear your mother is now safely at home in heaven, all the pain and grief is over. Know how much she meant to all of you,am sure you all have wonderful memories of her to share. Love Aunt Janey & Lowell

  5. Tom Bigelow says:

    My condolence. May the memories of your mother you hold within your heart help to soothe your spirit.

  6. Paul Grant says:

    Steve and John, I’m sorry for your loss. I met your mother when I stayed at her home. She was a wonderful lady. Deepest sympathy from our family to yours.

  7. Pam Skinner says:

    Dearest John and Kris,

    It’s not easy to loose your Mom they are very special people. You are both in our thoughts and we send you our strength and love during this difficult time.

    Love Aunt Pam & Uncle Roy

  8. Jane / Kenneth Newlun says:

    It is always hard to lose someone you love. At this time of your life you have to remember that she may have this earth but she has is starting her new life with God. I am sure she would want you to celebrate here new life where there is no longer any paid and only happiness. Remember if you need to talk to her go out in the evening, look up into the stars, she will be there. She will always be in our hearts.

  9. Nancy Daniel says:

    Steve, Laura, Barbie, Lea, Johnnie. So sorry for your loss but we all know she is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I pray that happy memories and the love and sympathy of family and friends make your loss a little easier to bear. Love you all. Aunt Nancy

  10. Lynn & Jack Kampf says:

    Steve, Johnnie, Laura, Barbie, Lea. Jack & I are so sorry for your loss. Your memories of your mom will always be present. Love to all of you; P.S if you need any thing please call

  11. Jim & Marie Quale says:

    Dear John & Kris:

    All moms are special people and yours is no exception. Your family has lots of good times to remember, like Christmas buffets, poolside barbeques, lots of garden produce and fruit. She gave you all her love and advice, now it’s up to you to run with it. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Much love, Dad & Mom

  12. Gael Barnett says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are hoping that memories of your good times with your Mom will help make this time easier. “remember when” has gotten us through a lot of tough times. And remember, it’s alright to smile and to laugh and to share tears along with the memories. Your mom is in a much better place and is looking down wondering why everyone is so sad. Remember to celebrate her life and rejoice in the fact that you got to share in a little of her heaven!
    With love,
    Gael, Brynn & Stacey

  13. Laura Daniel Vaughn says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will always remember the good times to help you through your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jeannine (DeFilippo) Kelly says:

    Dear Laura, Leah, Barbie, Steve and Johnnie – It is with great sadness that I heard of your mother’s passing. As a young girl, she treated me like a daughter, even letting me call her “Ma”. She was a wonderful lady. I know you will miss her greatly. I will be thinking of you all during this sad time. Jeannine

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