- September 14, 1928 - November 15, 2016
- Stoneham, Massachusetts
of Barbara's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the Dellasandro family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl
Memphis, TN 38105
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“I met Barbara through my mother, Jennie, who lives in Barbara's condo building. She was a very sweet and caring woman who never failed to ask about...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Gallinaro - MA
“Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pam King - Boston, MA - Coworker
“Susan thinking of you and the family.your mom was a beautiful and wonderful lady.My heart goes out to you and the family. Love Donna Gay
3 of 11 | Posted by: donna gay - s,weymouth, MA
“Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sue and Marc Kissling - Stafford, VA
“Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. I know you were always there for your Mom. She will always be...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Brophy - South Easton, MA
“Barbara was such a nice person, I have many fond memories of her. Such a kind and classy lady, she will be missed.
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Griffin - Billerica, MA
“Susan, Mary, Mark, Matt: As you well know, she is a special woman and I am so grateful for the friendship we have had for many years. I are so sorry...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Ann Gilroy - Stoughton, MA
“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Barbara. We have shared many adventures with her from sailing the Queen Mary to wine tasting at...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Carol and frank Proietti
“To the family of Barbara J. Dellasandro, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Alphonso - FL
“We always loved seeing Barbara at all our family gatherings. She became a second grandmother to us girls. We will miss her vibrant personality and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: The Brackett's - Merrimack, NH
“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA
Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 15, 2016. She was 88 years of age. Barbara was the loving mother of Mary E. Colarusso & her late husband James of Arlington, VA and Susan Freedman & her husband Mark of Melrose; She is also the cherished grandmother of Matthew Freedman of Melrose and beloved companion of the late Charlie Blakley, formerly of Malden. She is also survived by many cousins, family members and friends.
Barbara was born and raised in Woburn, MA before eventually moving to Chelsea were she graduated high school 1946. She eventually moved to Everett, MA were she raised her two wonderful daughters Mary and Susan. Barbara lived in moved to many different towns throughout her life including: Woburn, Chelsea, Everett, and Malden, before finally moving to Stoneham in 1986.
Barbara worked many different jobs throughout her life but most notably worked at the Malden District Court from which she retired in 1996. Since then she has been an active member of the 1st Baptist Church in Stoneham, an usher at the Stoneham Theater, and the chair on the Board of Trustees at Brook Meadows Condominiums.
Barbara was an avid traveler and reader, as well as an excellent cook, but she will be most remembered for her love and devotion to her family. Barbara was known by all to do anything for her daughters, and to love nothing more than spending time with her grandson.
Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00-11:00AM, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or @ www.stjude.org.