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McComb, Barbara A.

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Barbara Ann (Driscoll) McComb died on Saturday, May 31,2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston of complications due to an underlying Pulmonary condition.
A lifelong resident of Dedham, she was born in her family home to Kenneth and Ethel Driscoll and had 6 siblings.  Faye Meighan, sister, of Dedham. Predeceased by Kenneth, Doris, Florence, Marjorie, David.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was the beloved mother of Leann Tibets of Dedham, Dear Nana of Stephanie and Meghan, and the dearest Great Grandma of Fiona. Barbara was the wife of the late Harry McComb for 18 years.
Barbara was a truly remarkable woman who worked very hard her whole life.  She was an assembly worker for 25 years at Allis Chalmers Corporation, leaving school during World War II to support the war efforts. She then worked as a domestic for many years, independently, until her retirement. She enjoyed her family, summers in Mashpee, cooking, crocheting, and crafting. She loved music and dancing, attending many summer concerts at local venues. She leaves a gift to her family of what a good work ethic can accomplish in life and living the American dream. She advocated that if you are willing to work in this life, there is nothing that you cannot achieve or have.
Growing up in the Manor section of Dedham, she had many fond memories of childhood years when life was a lot simpler.
Barbara is with the angels now, at rest peacefully. May God take her home to her eternal resting place.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10AM at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham.  Interment in Brookdale Cemetery.  Visiting hours Friday, June 6, 2014 from 4 to 8PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the MSPCA (also Angell Memorial Animal Hospital), 350 So. Hungtington Ave., Boston, MA  02130

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lori Lombardo
    June 2nd, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. Aunt Barbara was a spirited woman, full of fun. She knew how to tell a great story and had plenty of them!
    May your memories give you peace and comfort,

  2. Donna Avery
    June 4th, 2014 | 3:39 pm

    Our family was devistated to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing. She was such a great comfort to our own mother just a year ago… It’s hard to believe.
    Our hearts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    All of our love…
    Tom, Donna, Dakota and Jacob Avery

  3. Regina Lynch
    June 4th, 2014 | 3:49 pm

    I am so happy I got a chance to see Barbara again. I always loved talking to her. She always made everyone feel so special. I am honored to have know her and enjoy her great spirit in my life. Barbara is someone who will always bring a smile to my face when I think of her. That’s what she did, she made us smile and laugh. I will miss her very much. Please take care LeAnn my prayers are with you.

  4. Tommy Robertson
    June 6th, 2014 | 10:55 pm

    LeAnn, Wish Stacy and I could be there. I always loved time with your mom and her cheek pinches. Stacy always enjoyed her gifts. She is representative of a strong work ethic. We’ll miss her. Love, Tommy

  5. Thomas Sullivan
    June 9th, 2014 | 9:04 am

    All of us at the City of Boston Parks Dept. are very sorry for your loss. Know that we are here for you.

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