WINCHENDON - Barbara A. (Coombs) Cefole, 87, of 205 Spring Street, died peacefully at home Friday, July 6, 2018, with her family at her side.
She was born in Lynn, MA on April 24, 1931, daughter of the late Raymond and Hazel (Thomas ) Coombs and grew up in Lynn, Townsend and Peabody.
Barbara had worked as an administrative assistant for many years at the former Nichols and Stone Furniture Company, Gardner.
Barbara was a graduate of Spaulding Memorial High School in Townsend and attended Burdett College. She was an avid reader and had a lifelong passion for learning, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Her husband, Michael Cefole, died in 1990. She leaves six children, Marshall T. Cefole and his wife Nicolle of Winchendon, who were her primary caregivers throughout her later years in life, Michael B. Cefole and his wife Lynne of West Granby, CT, Mark V. Cefole of Leominster, Matthew A. Cefole of Ashburnham, Mitchell J. Cefole and his wife Gayle of Ashburnham, Macy Rae Layer and her husband Greg of Columbus, OH and eleven grandchildren. She also leaves her lifelong friend, Beverly Farias.
Barbara's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the love and care extended to her by her physician, Dr. Michele Parker.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Barbara's lifelong love for stray and rescue dogs, memorial donations may be made to a local humane society.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.