BERNADETTE M. “Bernie” (CASTINE) BARRUCCI

May 31, 2024

BERNADETTE M. “Bernie” (CASTINE) BARRUCCI

BERNADETTE M. (CASTINE) BARRUCCI – of Woburn, died peacefully, May 31st at the age of seventy-six. Beloved wife of the late Donald D. Barrucci. Loving mother of Donald D. Barrucci Jr., his wife Dianne of Burlington, James E. Barrucci, his wife Diana of Woburn and Mark J. Barrucci, his wife Cheryl Oblenes of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Dalton, Kayleigh, Ryleigh, Nataleigh, Billy, Lauren, Jason, Matthew, Shawn and Corey. Treasured great-grandmother of Breelyn and Mason. Dear sister of Jeanette Langone, her husband Michael of Woburn, Peter Castine, his wife Tania of Alaska and Timothy Castine of North Carolina. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, June 4th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

BERNADETTE M. “Bernie” (CASTINE) BARRUCCI – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, May 31st at the age of seventy-six. She was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late Donald D. Barrucci. 

Born in Woburn, Bernie was a daughter of the late Bernard “Sparky” and Mary (Wells) Castine. She Attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1965, She married her childhood neighbor and friend, Donald Barrucci, and together dedicated their life to their three sons.

Bernie and her husband Donald were co-owners of Parties of Woburn for over twenty-eight years, where she delivered balloons as the green clown. Their balloon decorating designs won five international awards as well as special recognition at national conventions. As a family they also owned Nanabette’s Ice Cream in the South End of Woburn, a popular warm-weather spot, where she greeted everyone with a smile.

Bernie was a dedicated, loyal, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She spent every summer at Salisbury Beach with her family. Throughout the years, Bernie lived out her childhood dreams of traveling the world which she did with her husband and children. She enjoyed visiting Las Vegas, but her favorite destination was Hawaii.

Bernie lived a full and vibrant life. She took great pride in whatever she became involved in and was always very modest about her accomplishments. She will be remembered for her gentle nature, her friendliness, her smile, and sense of humor. She was an amazing mother who was always there for her children and grandchildren, and will be deeply missed, but fondly remembered.

Loving mother of Donald D. Barrucci Jr., his wife Dianne of Burlington, James E. Barrucci, his wife Diana of Woburn and Mark J. Barrucci, his wife Cheryl Oblenes of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Dalton, Kayleigh, Ryleigh, Nataleigh, Billy, Lauren, Jason, Matthew, Shawn and Corey. Devoted great-grandmother of Breelyn and Mason. Dear sister of Jeanette Langone, her husband Michael of Woburn, Peter Castine, his wife Tania of Alaska and Timothy Castine of Virginia.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, June 4th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in “Bernie’s” memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, June 4th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in “Bernie’s” memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Paulette Brogna

    We will miss your smile and friendship. Thank you for putting us together. George and Paulette Brogna

  2. Lois Jacqueline (Ferullo) Friedrich

    So sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. All God’s blessings to Peter,Tim and Jeanette and her boys and families. We were childhood neighbors on Main Street/True place until 128 widened and the Castines moved to New bridge Ave. Of Course, being Woburnites, everyone’s paths crossed often. May Bernie rest in peace and her family find joy in retelling memories.

  3. Kevin Cashell

    So sorry to read about my cousin Bernie’s passing. She was always such a kind and welcoming person to all of her relatives. May she rest in peace.

  4. Valerie Rae LaCount

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bernadette’s passing. When my husband, Kevin, first started doing work in the balloon industry, both Don & Bernadette were very kind and encouraging. There is some comfort in knowing that they are back together. Wishing you strength & beautiful memories to help comfort your hurting hearts.

  5. Sonja Valentine

    I’m so sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. She was so much fun to be with when we volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. I was always in awe of her balloon designs.

    My condolences to the Barrucci Family.

    RIP Bernie, you will be missed by so many.

    Sonja Valentine

  6. Very sorry to hear of the loss of Bernie, loved by everyone who had the good fortune to know her!

  7. Jacquelyn Wells-Miller

    Our condolences from the Wells family. Our father, Joseph Wells, was saddened to hear of Bernie’s death. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  8. Elizabeth and Ken Vecchioni

    My heart is still so torn but I know that this lovely soul is with her love in a beautiful heaven. Forever missed but we will see you again. Until then. And with abundant love.

  9. Philip Boudreau

    Our sincere condolences to Bernies family one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet also her late husband Phil and Mary Boudreau

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