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Barbara Anne (Sweeney) Gray

April 14, 1952 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Barbara Gray Obituary

Our beloved Barbara passed away on Thursday after a brief illness.  Barbara is predeceased by her loving father, William Sweeney, her sister, Maureen Rowell, and her surviving former husband Michael Rowell, and her niece, Michelle Rowell.  She is survived by her adoring husband David Gray, her cherished mother, Dolores Sweeney, her Son Michael Gray and his wife Courtney, her daughter Christine Pinkley and her husband James, her beloved grandchildren Norah, Miles and Amelia. She is also survived by her sister Constance Miller (Kevin), her brother William Sweeney and her nieces Lisa Kuykendall and Madison Miller and her cousins Mark Gunning (Gloria) and Steven Gunning (Nancy) She leaves behind many more caring friends and relatives.  

Barbara was raised in Boston and was an incredibly gifted student.  She studied at UMASS Boston and spent years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a health educator.  She was dedicated and passionate about her work and enjoyed the many years spent working at the lab just down the street from her home in Roslindale.  

One of Barbara's favorite pastimes was shopping.  You could not keep her away from a Savers, or a TJ Maxx and boy did she enjoy a yard sale.  In her later years she took up spiritual healing in the form of Reiki and she had many grateful clientele.  She had an affinity for angels and now she is among them. Barbara was a friend to all, and we miss her dearly.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Holy Name Church at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Office of Development, Attn: Catherine Stephens, BIDMC, (OV), 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Please make checks out to "BIDMC" and indicate "Dr. David Einstein's Research Fund".  For directions and guestbook, please visit:

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November 24, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home
1803 Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Mass of Christian Burial
November 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Holy Name Church Centre St. West Roxbury


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