Obituaries

Hubert P. “Sonny” Newhouse

March 3rd, 2014

Hubert P. Newhouse, fondly known as “Sonny” to his family and friends, a long-time resident of Tewksbury and formerly of Wilmington, passed away on March 2, 2014, at the Winchester Hospital. He was 90 years old.

Sonny was born on November 1, 1923, in Somerville, MA; he was the dear son of the late Percy and Marie (Latour) Newhouse.  Sonny was part of a large family, one of 11 siblings; he was raised and educated in Reading before moving to Wilmington as a young man.

Sonny was known to his family and friends as a Proud American who didn’t hesitate when he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II on May 27, 1940.  Sonny was part of Company I, 182nd Infantry who fought all over the Asiatic/Pacific Theatre and at Guadalcanal where he was involved in much combat.  He was a highly decorated Veteran whose commendations included the American Defense Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Pin, Marksmanship medals in Bayonet, Grenades, and Rifles, the National Defense Medal, the Overseas Service Bar, the Professional Infantry Corps, and the Bronze Star Medal.  After several years of dedicated service to his country, Sonny literally was ordered to leave the battlefield to return home.  He was honorably discharged on June 18, 1945 and returned home to his family, his work and his future.

Upon his return from the Army, Hubert married his “sweetheart” Helen Wooldridge in 1945.  The couple shared 58 years together and raised a beautiful family before Helen’s passing in 2003.  Sonny and Helen made their home in Wilmington for nearly 20 years before moving to Tewksbury in 1965.  Family and friends were always first and foremost to Sonny; he was a dedicated husband, devoted father, and a loving grandfather.  Though “tough as nails” on the outside, his friends knew him as a generous and compassionate man on the inside.  Even during the most difficult of times, Sonny and Helen regularly welcomed friends and others in need into their home for a warm bed and a hot meal, often during the holiday season.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren celebrating birthdays, cooking holiday meals, and hosting family get-togethers in the warmth of his home.

For many years Sonny was self-employed as a bricklayer and worked very hard for his family. Skilled as he was, Sonny’s reputation among his fellow tradesmen was based on his unmatched work ethic, his honesty, and his ability to treat his customers fairly.  In his spare time, Sonny enjoyed fishing, gardening, splitting wood, sports and hosting his family and friends.  Sonny was known to have a soft spot for animals, especially his dogs, who would follow him everywhere.

Sonny will be fondly remembered for his devotion to his family and friends, and his dependable and kind generosity to others.  Sonny was an “Avid” American and a proud Veteran who will be dearly missed by all.

Sonny was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Wooldridge) Newhouse, devoted father of James Newhouse & his wife Nancy of Wilmington, Karen Nesbitt & her husband Ralph of North Reading, Vicki Newhouse and Debra Newhouse both of Tewksbury, Donna Newhouse of Andover, loving grandfather of James Newhouse, Michael Newhouse and Lynn Newhouse, “Great Grampy” to Ryanne, Caroline, Michael, Matthew and Thomas, cherished son of the late Percy and Marie (Latour) Newhouse, dear brother of Ralph Newhouse, Warren Newhouse, David Newhouse, Frank Newhouse, Elaine Ahern, June Gibelli, Pearl Bothwick , James LeFave, the late Bob Newhouse and John LeFave.  Sonny is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 5th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Sonny’s name may be made to the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Attn: Patient Activities Account, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA  01730.

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Ruth A. (Latanowich) Abromovitch-Curtis

March 3rd, 2014

Ruth A. (Latanowich) Abromovitch-Curtis, age 93, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on March 2, 2014, at Woodbriar of Wilmington.

Ruth was born on March 31, 1920, in Somerville, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Galvin) Latanowich and the “baby” of a loving family.  Ruth was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School with the Class of 1939. 

Ruth married the “love of her life” Charlie Abromovitch; the couple lived in Somerville for several years before relocating to Wilmington in 1958.  Ruth and Charlie had a great life together, raised three wonderful daughters, and shared many great times with their family and friends throughout the years.

Prior to retiring, Ruth worked as an inspector for the Raytheon Company for more than 35 years.  Her dedication, along with her work ethic and charming personality made her a “favorite” amongst her co-workers. Ruth was known to be very talented; as a young girl her artistic ability was very evident and remained with her throughout her life. 

Ruth also enjoyed crocheting and sewing; always sharing her creations with her family and friends. In her later years, Ruth became very involved at the Wilmington Senior Center where she enjoyed teaching line dancing and craft classes.  Ruth also enjoyed the many “field trips” to Foxwoods with the senior center where she always claimed that they could “hold her money” until she got back. 

Ruth was known to be a character amongst her family and friends. Ruth will be fondly remembered as kind, caring, and most of all lovable.  She was always there to help others whenever she could; her love for her family and friends was unconditional. Ruth was quite a lady; “one of a kind”, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Charles T. “Charlie” Abromovitch, devoted mother of Barbara Carroll and her husband James of Westford, Toni LaRivee and her husband Robert, and Doris O’Connell and her late husband George all of Wilmington, loving “Nana” of Tracey, Leslee, Erin, Nicole, Charleen, Shawn, and Jason, “Nannie No” of 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Ruth was the cherished daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Galvin) Latanowich, dear sister of the late Charles Latanowich, Doris (Latanowich) Shields, and Marion (Latanowich) Collier .  Ruth was also the special aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington on Friday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

William P. “Bill” Dilworth

March 3rd, 2014

William P. Dilworth, “Bill”, age 59, of Wilmington, died peacefully on March 1, 2014, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, with his loving family at his side. 

Bill was born on May 26, 1954, at the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA; he was the cherished son of Mary E. (Lynch) and the late William P. Dilworth of Quincy.  Bill was raised and educated in Dorchester and was a graduate of Boston College High School.  Bill entered the work force for several years before deciding to further his education; he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Boston College in 1980.

Bill married the love of his life, Nancy Leonard, on September 10, 1982, and they had a wonderful life together.  Bill and Nancy made their home in Wilmington in May of 1984, and had their son, Dan, in 1986.

Bill was a lifelong Red Sox fan, and made sure to pass this on to his son at just four months old by waking him up in the middle of the night to watch the end of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Fortunately, he never blamed himself or his son for the Red Sox’ loss that night.

Bill’s love for the Red Sox, however, was surpassed only by his love for his family. He was a devoted father, who became very involved in Dan’s school and extracurricular activities. This devotion led to tenures as President of both the Wilmington Youth Soccer Association and the Wilmington High School Band Parents, where he was admired and respected by youth and adults alike. 

Family was always first and foremost to Bill. He enjoyed getting together with his family and extended family for holidays, cookouts, and special celebrations.  One of Bill’s favorite adventures was an annual father and son camping trip to Lake Umbagog in New Hampshire with his son, brothers-in-law and nephews. There, he proudly assumed the responsibility of making sure fires weren’t too big, music wasn’t too loud, and no one was kicked out of the campground, and at this task, he was (mostly) successful.

Bill went to work for Fidelity Investment Company and worked his way up to the Director of Software Development after many years of hard work and dedication.  Bill had an endearing personality and was always willing to help others; he was well-loved at work and made many friends throughout the years. 

Bill will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, and a true friend to many.  Bill would do anything for anyone; he was always there to lend a hand, an ear, or support someone in need.  Bill loved people and they loved him; he will be greatly missed by all. 

Bill was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Leonard) Dilworth, devoted father of Daniel P. Dilworth and his girlfriend Sarah Sullivan of New Britain, CT, cherished son of Mary E. (Lynch) and the late William P. Dilworth of Quincy, dear brother of James Dilworth and his wife Lisa of East Bridgewater, Timothy Dilworth and his wife Gail of South Weymouth, Daniel Dilworth and his wife Karen of Weymouth, Edward Dilworth and his wife Mary Ann, and Mary Dilworth all of Quincy, son-in-law of Frances Leonard of Somerville, dear friend and brother-in-law of James and Judith Leonard of Pelham, NH, Joseph and Mimi Leonard of Litchfield, NH, Judith and Michael Gorman of Gray, ME, Caroline and Bill Butler of Rochester, NH.  Bill was also the loving uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, March 8th for Visitation from 1:00-3:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Lahey Clinic, Transplant Unit, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA  01805.

Robert B. Foye

February 26th, 2014

Robert B. Foye of Hampton, NH, formerly of San Mateo, CA and Wilmington, MA, passed away at Exeter (NH) Hospital on February 13, 2014.

Bob was raised in Wilmington, MA where he learned his love for sports. He was a standout on the Wilmington High School (WHS) Football team and was among the first to be inducted into the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame.  He is reported to have scored the first touchdown ever against Wilmington’s rival Tewksbury High School.

Bob’s continued his devotion to the WHS Football team for many years. Although he found himself living and working in California he made many trips through the decades to watch his team and meet up with his old teammates.

After high school, Bob enlisted in the US Army and then re-enlisted in the newly formed US Air Force. He served during both World War II and Korea.  It was in the Air Force that he learned aircraft maintenance and found what was to be his life’s work.

Upon leaving the Air Force, Bob worked for United Airlines in San Francisco, CA and lived nearby in San Mateo, CA.  During this time, Bob continued to enjoy youth sports through coaching youth hockey.

After retiring United Airlines Bob moved back east and settled in Hampton, NH. He spent quiet years woodworking, rug braiding and reading.  Bob always had a trivia question at the ready and enjoyed a good political debate with friends.

Bob will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing such an honorable and gentle man.

Per his wishes there will be no wake or funeral service. His remains will be interred at a later date in the Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington alongside other residents who have served their country.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA.

Virginia A. (Colucci) Salera

February 19th, 2014

Virginia A. (Colucci) Salera, fondly known as “Ginny”, a longtime resident of Wilmington passed away peacefully on February 19, 2014, following a lengthy and courageous battle with Lewy Body dementia.

Virginia was born in Cambridge, MA  in 1931; she was the cherished daughter of the late Steven and Evelyn ( Ardito) Colucci.  Ginny was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA and she was a graduate of  Wilmington High School.

In her younger years, she played the piano, was a member of the National Honor Society and had fun family cookouts with her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ginny met the “love of her life” Albert  Salera while working in Woburn, he an aspiring plumber. They married   in 1953 and built a house in Wilmington, two doors down from her father and eventually next door to her sister Janet.

Ginny and Al had a great life together, raised a beautiful family, and became a great “team” in every sense of the word.  Ginny became a loving, doting mother when her first child, David was born and three years later came her daughter Diane, they were the light of her life.

When her husband Al decided it was time to venture out on his own and start Shawsheen Plumbing & Heating Corporation Ginny was right at his side supporting him every step of the way.  Ginny got very involved in the business; she was the scheduler, bookkeeper, customer service rep., in fact she did everything but the plumbing.

Ginny loved spending time with her family and friends; whether it was a day out with her sister Janet  to go shopping or out to lunch, the countless family cookouts in the pine grove, the spaghetti feeds on Sunday’s, Red Sox games, or the many vacations to Lake Winnipesaukee and the family cottage in NH , the whole group always had a great time.

Ginny was also very talented, she was a wonderful knitter and created many ceramic pieces that she shared with family and friends.  These were wonderful gifts that came from the heart and will forever be cherished.

Anyone who knew Ginny knew how much she loved flowers, working around the yard, and bird-watching. Her love of flowers stayed with her to the end.

Ginny will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, auntie, great-auntie, and a dear friend.  Ginny cherished each of these roles and the time spent with those she loved.  Ginny always had everyone’s best interest at heart and she will be greatly missed by all.

Virginia was the devoted wife of the late Albert Salera, beloved mother of David Salera and his wife Lori of Nottingham, NH and Diane Clifton and her husband James of Wilmington, MA, cherished daughter of the late Steven and Evelyn (Ardito) Colucci, dear sister of Janet O’Connor and her husband Alfred T. O’Connor of Wilmington, loving aunt of Thomas O’Connor and his wife Michelle and their children Alyssa and Camron O’Connor of Marshfield.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, February 24th at 12:00 noon.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, February 23rd from 4-7 p.m.  Memorial donations in Virginia’s name may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA  30047.

Dorothy L. (Madigan) Pinkerton

February 18th, 2014

Dorothy L. (Madigan) Pinkerton, a long- time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Woodbriar of Wilmington on February 17, 2014.

Born on July 12, 1923, in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. & Harriet (Landan) Madigan.

During World War II, Dorothy enlisted in 1944 in the U. S. Army WACS as part of the team that deciphered the German codes.  She was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

Following her marriage to Robert J. Pinkerton, they resided in Rockland, MA, until 1963 when they moved to Wilmington. 

During her career, Dorothy held various positions as Assistant Director and Director of Medical Records at Mass. Rehabilitation Hospital, Emerson Hospital, and Otis Hospital; retiring in 1991. Dorothy was a long time member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church.

Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband, and is survived by her sister-in-law Violet (Pinkerton) Culhane and her family of Rochester, NY.

Family and friends are invited to a Service to Celebrate Dorothy’s life on Monday, February 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  A brief Committal Service will follow in the Veteran’s Section of Wildwood Cemetery.  There will be no visiting hours.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA  01887.

Paul M. Raposo

February 17th, 2014

Paul M. Raposo, age 84, of Wilmington, passed away on February 16th, at the Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of Rose M. (DiTucci) Raposo of Wilmington, loving father of Paul Raposo and his wife Juli of Rochester, NH, Kathleen Raposo and Steven Raposo and his wife Tina, all of Wilmington, cherished “Grampa” of Sherry, Casandra and Tony Raposo and Sean Hickford, “Papa” of Danielle, Steven and the late Krystal Raposo, great “Papa” of Rene` and Janetsi, son of the late Manuel and Laudalena (Amaral) Raposo and dear brother of the late Ronald Raposo, who is survived by his wife Marietta of New York.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, February 21st, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 20th, from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Paul’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA  01701 or American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA  01701.

Joan M. (Kelley) “Joanne” Harrington

February 16th, 2014

Joan M. (Kelley), “Joanne” Harrington, age 79, of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2014, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of the late John C. Harrington, Jr., loving mother of John C. Harrington, III and his wife Sharon of Charlestown, cherished grandmother of Kelliegh Harrington and her fiancé Scott Moses, Krystina Chan and her husband Ricky and  John IV and Cameron Harrington, Great grandmother of Noah, Alyssa, Kaelyn and Analyse, cherished daughter of the late John V. Jr and Mary J. (Herlihy) Kelley, dear sister of George Kelley and his wife Mary Lou of Wilmington and the late John V. Kelley, III, survived by his wife Rita of Wilmington, sister-in-law of Henry Harrington and his wife Carol of Westminster and the late George and Mary Gallagher.  Joanne is also survived by her dear friend Connie Ryan of Haverhill as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, February 19th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Joanne’s name can be made to the Charlestown Youth Football and Cheering Program, 70 Old Ironsides Way, Charlestown, MA  02129.

James J. McDonough

February 12th, 2014

James J. McDonough, age 62, of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn and Lynn, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 11, 2014, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.

James was born on June 27, 1951, in Woburn, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Donald J. and Cecilia L. (Malloy) McDonough.  James was raised and educated in Burlington, MA, and part of a large and loving family.

James married his high school sweetheart Carole (Haynes) McDonough  on November 28th, 1971 and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. on January 31, 1974.  While serving in the Marine Corps., James became a dad to his daughter Sherry who was born at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  During his tour of duty, James was part of the ordnance maint 2nd maint battalion; he earned several commendations and medals for his  faithful service to his country; James was honorably discharged from active duty in February of 1976 and went on to further serve the country as part of the Marine Reserve Unit until 1980.

Following his return from the Marines, James and Carole settled in Woburn, MA, where they raised their family.  The family soon expanded with the birth of their sons Daniel and Eric to join their big sister Sherry.  The family was complete and James took his role as a “dad” very seriously; not only was he a protective father but he worked hard and made many sacrifices to make sure his family had what they wanted and needed.  Family was always first and foremost to James, he loved his family unconditionally, cherished every moment spent with them, and beamed with pride as he watched his family grow.

James was known as a very hard worker, for many years he was a technician for the Acme Book Binding Company before his illness forced his retirement.  James’ work ethic and personality not only won over his many co-workers but also the owners of the company.  James became part of an extended family at work and was truly loved by everyone.

In his spare time, James enjoyed fishing, riding on his motorcycle, or just hanging with his family and friends.  James was fondly known as a “good and true” friend to many, he was always there to lend a hand or an ear when needed and never expected anything in return.

When James was diagnosed with cancer a year ago he faced it head on with courage and grace; always maintaining a thankful attitude for the many dedicated doctors and nurses who helped with his care.  James was truly an amazing person who will be greatly missed by all.

James is survived by his beloved children Sherry L. (McDonough) Rodrigues and her husband Ronaldo Rodrigues of Wilmington, Daniel McDonough and his wife Jamie of Stoneham, Eric McDonough of Virginia, formerly of Woburn, and Annabelle Cappello of Maine, as well as his former wife and dear friend Carole (Haynes) McDonough of Woburn, James was the loving “Grampy” of Finn McDonough, dear brother of Carol Patterson and her husband Tom of Kennebunk, ME, David McDonough of Biddeford, ME, formerly of Marshfield, Robert McDonough of Billerica, Steven McDonough of Biddeford, ME, Paul McDonough and his wife Diane of Nashua, NH, William McDonough of Biddeford, ME, Tom McDonough of Biddeford, ME, and Sandra McDonough and her husband Tony Daye of Sandford, ME.  James is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, February 15th for Visitation from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. and will conclude with Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers donations in James’ memory may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA  01867.

Barbara M. (Goldthwaite) Ouellette

January 30th, 2014

Barbara M. (Goldthwaite) Ouellette, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Amesbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Woodbriar Nursing Home on January 29, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

Barbara was born on August 6, 1926 in Haverhill, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Batchelder) Goldthwaite.  Barbara was raised in West Newbury and graduated from West Newbury High as Valedictorian of the class of 1945.   After graduation, Barbara attended MacIntosh’s Business College and took the complete secretarial and accounting business courses plus cost accounting from the fall of 1945 to March 1947.

Barbara married the “love of her life,” Henry J.A. Ouellette on her birthday, August 6, 1949 and settled in Amesbury.  Barbara and Henry shared 45 years of marriage, raised a wonderful family, cherished their role as parents and grandparents, and made countless memories to last for generations to come. Henry’s passing in 1995 was hard on Barbara; she not only lost her husband but her best friend.

In addition to caring for her six children, Barbara also worked hard as a bookkeeper for several different companies and private clients.  Barbara was not only a talented bookkeeper but a well respected and trusted employee.  Barbara finally retired in 1986 following many years of dedicated service to others.

Barbara had many different hobbies and interests; her favorite being nature.  Barbara loved working in her garden, bird watching, and visiting different lighthouses.  Barbara was also very interested in genealogy, having done extensive research on the family trees of the Goldthwaite and Ouellette families.  Through Barbara’s research, she was able to discover that the Goldthwaite family settled in Boston in 1630 from England.  She was also a member of the “DAR” or Daughters of the American Revolution.

Barbara loved to travel with her family and friends; she visited all 50 states and several different countries.  She loved mountain climbing and camping.  One of Barbara’s most memorable trips was driving across the entire country with all six of her children in a station wagon with no air-conditioning, it was quite an adventure but everyone had a great time.

Barbara will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She had a wonderful personality and made many friends anywhere she went. She was the welcoming hostess for many WWII 13th Infantry  8th Division reunions. The veterans and their wives became an extension of her family. She was there to welcome them with her warm smile and many hugs.  Barbara loved to help family and friends, whether it was cooking, shopping or lending an ear, she was always there.  Barbara will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Henry J.A. Ouellette, devoted mother of Richard Ouellette & his fiancée Virginia “Ginny” Frazier of Beverly Farms, William Ouellette & his wife Diane of Pottsville, PA, Donald Ouellette & his wife Karen of Tewksbury, Sandy Kulseth & her husband Michael of Olympia, WA, Norman Ouellette & his wife Liliya of Salem, VA and Deborah Espinosa & her husband Bruce of Hampton, CT, loving “Nannie” of 11 and  “Great Grandma” of 8, dear sister of Robert Goldthwaite & his wife Rosalie of Chambersburg, PA, Verna Pratt of Anchorage, AK, Muriel Wanderer of San Francisco, CA, Susan Whitcomb & her husband Doug of Acton, and the late Mark Goldthwaite, Betty Flanagan and Jeanne Micklon.  Barbara is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, February 8th for Visitation from 11:00 -12:00 noon. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, P.O. Box 463, Methuen, MA  01844.