Barbara L. (Shea) Waldron

October 22, 2016

Barbara L. (Shea) Waldron

BARBARA L. (SHEA) WALDRON- in Woburn, October 22nd, at eighty years of age. beloved mother of Robert D. Waldron of Marston Mills, Susan B. Wigglesworth and her husband Gary of NH, Joseph E. Waldron of Danvers, Timothy J. Waldron and his wife Zina of Woburn, and Lisa B. McCormack of NH. Dear sister of Joseph Shea and his wife Mary of Arlington, Carleen Sprague and her husband Wendell of FL, and the late Richard and Robert Shea; sister-in-law of Mary F. Shea of Arlington, and Betty Shea of NJ. Loving Nana of Sara, Dan, Travis, Mariah, Liam, and Aaron. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours, Sunday, October 30th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. The memorial service the next day is private. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

OBITUARY:

Barbara L. (Shea) Waldron passed away at Windgate Nursing Center in Andover, Saturday, October twenty second. Barbara was eighty years of age.

Born in Medford Barbara was the daughter of the late Peter and Eleanor (Keefe) Shea. One of five children, Barbara was raised and educated in Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School along with the Class of 1952.

Barbara married and moved to Woburn in the mid fifties, where she made her home in the Horn Pond section of the city. It was here that Barbara began her family and dedicated herself to her five children. Barbara was a “feminist” long before her time. They built their home and Barbara was very instrumental in helping to design both the road and the home , along with working on the finishings inside!

Barbara was an extremely active woman throughout her lifetime, always in motion with projects and things to do. She could refinish furniture to pristine condition, paint, wallpaper, cook, knit, crochet and fix just about anything! There was always room at the dinner table for any guests who may have arrived, and often pets would find their way to the Waldron home and be very well taken care of by one or all five children!

The knitting and crocheting , Barbara made sweaters, mittens, hats, afghans for all the children then grandchildren and very often gave them as gifts to friends and those in need. When the grandchildren started arriving in the family “Nana” could not have been prouder. She loved spending time with them, teaching them how to cook, enjoying a movie or two and always helping to prepare for any one of their personal celebrations, she had a ball!

A very bright, knowledgeable and articulate woman she returned to school in the seventies and became an LPN. Having worked at the New England Rehab Center for a number of years prior, she then secured herself a position at the Winchester Hospital as an LPN where she remained for twenty years. She thoroughly enjoyed her profession and always gave a hundred and ten percent, every day.

Barbara was very involved with her children and grandchildren. All throughout the years she focused on raising her children to be independent, kind, thoughtful and caring people. Barbara taught them all the wonderful values and appreciation of all sorts of different people, cultures and languages, embracing them all with the respect and dignity so deserved. Along with the values and appreciation, she also taught each of them the skills necessary to live happy and fulfilled lives, as individuals and as a family, Barbara herself taught her best lessons, by example.

Sadly Barbara was predeceased by her parents, and brothers Robert and Richard Shea.

She is lovingly survived by her children Robert D. Waldron of Marston Mills, Susan B. Wigglesworth and her husband Gary of NH, Joseph E. Waldron of Danvers, Timothy J. Waldron and his wife Zina of Woburn, and Lisa B. McCormack of NH. Dear sister of Joseph Shea and his wife Mary of Arlington, Carleen Sprague and her husband Wendell of FL; sister-in-law of Mary F. Shea of Arlington, and Betty Shea of NJ. Loving Nana of Sara, Dan, Travis, Mariah, Liam, and Aaron. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours, Sunday, October 30th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. The memorial service the next day is private. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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