Barbara Jeanne (Slamin) Barnes, 88, Worked at Giovanni’s and Framingham District Court

SOUTHBOROUGH – Barbara Jeanne (Slamin) Barnes, 88, a 20-year resident of Southborough and former longtime resident of Framingham and Marshfield, died peacefully Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 after a brief illness.

Barbara was born on January 9, 1931 in Watertown to Ralph Slamin and Bernice Slamin Langston, sister to Elizabeth and Janet and the beloved wife of Edward William Barnes for 67 years.

Barbara worked at Giovanni’s in Framingham for 25 years and later finished her career after working for 15 years at the Framingham District Courthouse.

Barbara loved her family and friends and watching her beloved Red Sox and Patriots. 

In addition to her husband Edward, she is survived by her children: Ted Barnes, Tom Barnes and his wife Cyndi, Kathie Ablondi and her husband John and  Jeanne Ahern and her husband Brian; six grandchildren: Kristen Ablondi  Papson and John Ablondi, Tommy, Matty, Robbie and Avery Barnes and three great grandchildren: Luke and Ryder Papson and Ryan Ablondi. 

Visiting hours are Tuesday Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Avenue in Framingham.

\A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 105 Southville Road in Southborough.

Burial in Calvary Cemetery in Waltham will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbara’s name to St. Matthew’s Parish, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough, MA. 01772.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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