Barbara Ann (Govostes) Uliano

March 20, 2020

Barbara Ann (Govostes) Uliano

 Barbara Ann (Govostes) Uliano- of Wakefield, formerly of Woburn. Passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 20th. She was the cherished wife of Robert “Bob” Uliano.She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (Harkins) Govostes. Dear sister of William “Bill” Govostes of Woburn, and the late Mary, Arthur, Donald, Kenneth, Walter and Norman Govostes. Barbara is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.

Barbara Ann (Govostes) Uliano- of Wakefield, formerly of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 20 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was the cherished wife of Robert “Bob” Uliano.

Born and raised in Woburn, Barbara was a daughter of the late Sarah (Harkins) and Arthur J. Govostes Sr. She was a 1955 graduate of Woburn High School, where years before in the seventh grade, she met her husband to be Robert and dear friend, Carole (Connors) Vasapolli.

She was the winner of the Woburn Junior High School Spelling Bee Contest, going on to compete with other schools in the state at the Herald Spelling Bee Contest in Boston, and came in 8th place overall. Once a Tanner, always a Tanner.

Upon graduation, Barbara spent 18 years at John Hancock Life Insurance Company, where she worked in the home office in Boston. Following, she worked 13 years at North Shore Radiological Association Inc. in Wakefield and Danvers.

Her volunteer time and “patient care” at Mass General Hospital, Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Winchester Hospital were in her younger years, which she was so proud and happy to do.

Barbara and her husband Robert volunteered at My Brother’s Table in Lynn for many years. They were also avid travelers, traveling to Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda and around the United States, including Hawaii, which was their most favorite place of all.

Barbara was one of eight children and always rejoiced in that but saddened at each loss. She was forever grateful for the love, happiness and faith besotted on all the children by their parents.

She was predeceased by her sister Mary, and brothers Arthur Jr., Donald, Kenneth Norman and Walter. Also her beloved nieces, Joanne and Donna. 

Cherished wife of Robert “Bob” Uliano. Dear sister of William “Bill” Govostes, his wife Jo-An of Woburn. Barbara is also survived by her loving nieces, Karen, Susan, Diane, Nancy and nephews Kenneth Jr., Gary, Joel, Jason and Scott.

Barbara believed she had been given the greatest gifts in life one can receive, that being her dear parents and her beloved husband. And their many wonderful friends and her dear family, as well as her dear friend and sister-in-law Kathleen.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are presently private and are under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Make A Wish Foundation · Address 133 Federal St Ste 2, Boston, MA 02110

 

Due to the current situation we are facing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are presently private.

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  1. Lillian Craven

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you. Barbara was such a wonderful person and she will be missed dearly. Joe joins me in extending our sincere condolences. Please know we are all here for you. Love to all, Cookie, Joe and
    Chris.

  2. Karen Whitcomb

    Please know Bob, our hearts, thoughts, and sympathy are with you. The memories of Barbara through the years will hopefully will keep you comforted as well as it will give us smiles of the times Barbara and my Aunt Carole would get together and they would reminisce the shenanigans and wonderful stories. She will always stay alive in your heart, as she has part of you with her. We are here for you, if you need anything or we can do anything for you, our arms, house, and of course coffee is always here for you. Love and prayers; Arnold, Karen, and Derek. God bless!

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