Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty

November 13, 2015

Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty

Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty- of Woburn, Friday, November 13th. Beloved wife of Richard J. “Dick” Haverty. Devoted mother of Sharon Hehn and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, Susan Grenier and her husband David of Oxford, and Stephen Haverty and his wife Marsha of Woburn. Cherished “Nana” of eight grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty , a long time resident of Woburn, passed away at Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Friday, November 13th. The beloved wife of Richard J, “Dick ” Haverty, she was eighty five years of age.

Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Donahue) Loeffler. Raised and educated in Woburn, Barbara was a graduate of Woburn High School with the Class of 1948. Following graduation, she attended Burdett Secretarial School in Boston, and worked at a law firm for several years. While at the Lenox Hotel one evening for “dance night” with friends, she was introduced to Dick Haverty. A wonderful relationship began that evening and in April of 1956, they married.

They nestled right in, in the central square section of the city where they devoted themselves to their three children they brought into the world. Barbara loved being home with her children. She was the consummate mother always tending to their collective and individual needs. She enjoyed volunteering in the Wyman School PTO, leading campfire groups for her daughters, and teaching CCD classes. Once their youngest child turned eighteen, Barbara re-entered the working world as a receptionist at Sterling Electronics for several years.

Barbara and Dick had a wonderful time traveling to Alaska, Hawaii and the all time favorite place Aruba, which they visited as often as they could. When the grandchildren began arriving “Nana,” was overjoyed. She always loved being in their company, sharing stories, reading books and taking part in all their special happenings.

Barbara’s life was all about family, faith and love. A wonderful gift shared amongst them all.

Barbara was lovingly survived by her husband of fifty nine years Richard J. “Dick” Haverty their children Sharon Hehn and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, Susan Grenier and her husband David of Oxford, and Stephen Haverty and his wife Marsha of Woburn. Cherished “Nana” of eight grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. Richard “Dick” and Family

    Our sympathies on the loss of your beloved wife /mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Tom & Sue Haverty, Elaine (Haverty) & Ken Bilicki

  2. Sue and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mom. I hope that you may find some peace during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Janice Murray

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