Barbara A. (Narkiewich) Hayes

December 31, 2019

Barbara A. (Narkiewich) Hayes

Barbara A. (Narkiewich) Hayes – of Woburn, Tuesday, December 31st, at the age of eighty-six. Beloved wife of 52 years to Richard E. Hayes. Cherished mother of Barbara Pappas, her husband Nick of Wilmington and the late Andrew Hayes. Loving sister of Carole Corleto, her late husband Charles of Burlington and Rita Maguire, her husband John of Brockton. Dearest cousin of Jeannette Lawnicki. Devoted grandmother of Niko and Max Pappas of Wilmington. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Relatives and close friends are invited to celebrate Barbara’s life with the family on Sunday, January 12th at 11 a.m. at the Woburn Country Club 6 Country Club Rd.,Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Barbara A. (Narkiewich) Hayes – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, Tuesday, December 31st, at the age of eighty-six, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Richard E. Hayes.

Born and raised in Woburn, Barbara was a daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Schmuch) Narkiewich. She grew up in the South End section of the city and was a member of Woburn High School, class of 1951. After High School, she worked at Filenes Basement in Winchester. After marrying her husband Richard in 1966, Barbara stayed home to raise her family. She dedicated her life to them and was always their greatest supporter.

Barbara was an avid reader and collector of books, even having her own home library! She also enjoyed watching a good movie and staying up all night. Vacations were a favorite and she enjoyed many trips to Disney with her family, as well as vacations on Plum Island and various road trips to Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls.

Barbara will be deeply missed but never forgotten. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Aberjona Nursing Center, who truly made Barbara’s life comfortable and happy in the last few months. The family is indebted to their professionalism, kindness, and friendship.

Along with her husband Richard, Barbara is the cherished mother of Barbara Pappas, her husband Nick of Wilmington and the late Andrew Hayes. Loving sister of Carole Corleto, her late husband Charles of Burlington and Rita Maguire, her husband John of Brockton. Dearest cousin of Jeannette Lawnicki. Devoted grandmother of Niko and Max Pappas of Wilmington. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Relatives and close friends are invited to celebrate Barbara’s life with the family on Sunday, January 12th at 11 a.m. at the Woburn Country Club 6 Country Club Rd.,Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Relatives and close friends are invited to celebrate Barbara’s life with the family on Sunday, January 12th at 11 a.m. at the Woburn Country Club 6 Country Club Rd.,Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Carole,
    I remember how close you were to your sister. She was always so kind to me. May good memories sustain you.
    “Cousin” Jayne Lee (Irish Cottage)

  2. Corinne (Gonsalves) Sullivan

    (Dickey) im so sorry for your loss of Barbara. Ill always remember her beautiful hair who she always had pulled back and her flawless creamy complexion. Both you and Barbara were longtime friends of my father and mother, Thomas and Dorothy Gonsalves. Again, im so sorry for your loss.

  3. Dicky and “little” Barbara,
    I am sorry for your loss. I remember Barbara being a beautiful, softspoken woman. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
    Paula (Gonsalves) Ash

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