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Garlick, Barbara Ann

Garlick, Barbara

Barbara Ann (Burke) Garlick, a longtime resident of Dedham, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home in Dedham, Massachusetts.  She was 91.  Barbara was born January 24, 1926 in Dedham, Massachusetts, a daughter of William Edward and Alice Almeda Maud (Blakney) Burke.  She graduated from Dedham High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, graduating with the class of 1948.  Barbara worked as a registered nurse at the Glover Hospital in Needham for 30 years until her retirement in 1965.  She was the class secretary and an active member of the Simmons College Alumni Association.  She enjoyed, knitting, sewing, reading, gardening, crossword puzzles and suduko but none of those pastimes equaled the joy she got from being an active loving grandmother.  Barbara was the wife of the late Raymond Stevens Garlick who predeceased her in 2006, and the sister of the late Alice Goode, and the late Beverly Dewar.  She is survived by her two daughters, Judith A. MacBride, and her husband Peter A., of Dedham, and Virginia R. Hardy, and her husband William J., of Dedham; her three sons, Raymond S. Jr., and his wife Roberta, of Whately, Ronald S., and his wife Cindy, of Dedham, and Russell K., and his wife Denise C. of Needham; her brother, William E. Burke Jr., of Framingham; as well as 14 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Saturday, October 14th from 4-6 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Sunday, October 15th at 2 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home with the Reverend Cheryl Kerr of Allin Congregational Church in Dedham officiating.  Private interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cheryl Robbins
    October 13th, 2017 | 6:28 am

    My love, thoughts and prayers to you all. Auntie Barbara was a beautiful lady and a lady she was.

  2. Daniel Goode
    October 13th, 2017 | 8:40 pm

    Cheryl and I both want to express our collective condolences. Prayers to ALL.

  3. Steve Giambanco
    October 13th, 2017 | 9:11 pm

    I imagine many of us as kids had someone in our lives that we didn’t know very well who other wise still made a wonderful impression upon us. One of those people in my life was Barbara Garlick. As our Cub Scout Den Mother I am sure she had her hands full with the bunch of us from Quincy School. I remember clearly the patience and kindness that she extended towards all of us. She was a very nice lady. To my classmate, teammate and good friend Ray, his brothers Ronny and Russell and the entire family, please accept my condolences.

  4. Karol Linehan(Montgomery)
    October 14th, 2017 | 9:14 am

    I would like to say I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. She was an amazing woman! She was an amazing Girl Scout Leader!

  5. Karol Linehan(Montgomery)
    October 14th, 2017 | 9:16 am

    I will keep everyone in my prayers!

  6. Nancy Clement
    October 15th, 2017 | 7:13 pm

    On behalf of the Clement Family, We want to share our sincerest condolences on your loss of Mrs. Garlick.

    She was a true lady and a true Dedhamite. We hope the sadnesses of her loss with be replaced in time with all the happy memories you had with her over these many years.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Nancy Clement and Laney Clement-Holbrook

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