Barbara A. Long
June 23, 1945 - January 16,
Barbara A. Long of Malden passed
away, January. 16, 2018 after a long illness in the Melrose
Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday morning, with her loving family at
her side, she was 72. Barbara was the daughter of the late
George W. & Gertrude A. (Shiels) Laskey.
Barbara was raised and educated
in Malden; she was a graduate of Malden High School Class of
Barbara was a loving and compassionate mother of 3 children,
Theresa, James and Melissa, grandmother of 11 grandchildren and
5 great-grandchildren. Barbara was a hardworking, passionate
tower of strength to her family, who never waned in her support
or love for each member in her family.
Barbara was also the proud owner
of “Barbara’s Daycare”. A place were no child’s birthday was
ever missed and no requests for those parents were ever refused.
Barbara soldiered on, even when times got tough. She had an
infectious Laugh! She loved to dance and loved to travel or just
sit on Revere Beach reading a good book. She & her soul mate
Dickie loved to travel to Vegas or Foxwoods or a tropical
Barbara is survived by her
daughter, Theresa M. Long of Malden, her son, James J. Long Sr.
of Dracut. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 5
great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Gertrude Crowley & George
Laskey both of Malden.
Barbara was predeceased by her loving daughter Melissa A.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, 577 Salem St., Malden, on
Friday January 19, 2018 at 10AM. The family has asked that
everyone go directly to church.
In lieu of flowers the family has
requested that contributions in Barbara’s memory be made to
Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA
Entombment to follow in Holy
Cross Mausoleum, Chapel Hill Section with her daughter Melissa
Funeral arrangements in the care of the Weir-MacCuish Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden.