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144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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 Barbara A. Poirier


Barbara A. (Murphy) Poirier, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Bear Hill Nursing Care Center in Stoneham.  Barbara was born in East Boston in 1930, one of eight children to Joseph and Margaret Murphy.  She spent most of her childhood growing up in Boston,  and upon completing her education she began working to help assist the family.   She soon married her sweetheart, George T. Poirier, and before long, the couple settled down in Malden to raise their family.  They shared many wonderful years together until Georges passing in 1985. 

While the children were growing up, Barbara focused on staying home raising them, but as they got older she took a job with the city of Malden, working as the “Lunch Lady” at the Holmes School.  She worked at the school until 1983, when she retired to do what she loved most, spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, G. Thomas Poirier of Lowell, and Laurie Bellefontaine of Dracut, her sister, Margaret Maggiano of Saugus, her grandchildren, David, Jade, T.J., Tyler, Michaela, and Julia, and her great-grandchildren,  Grace, Daniel, and Jaxon. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband George, her daughter Joyce Poirier, her son Daniel E. Poirier, and her siblings, Helen Cameron, Joseph Murphy, Francis Murphy, Ronald Murphy, Richard Murphy, and Janice LeBlanc.

A memorial wake will be held for Barbara at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden,  on Thursday, February 16th, from 7-9 PM.

Barbara will be interred in Forest Dale Cemetery with her husband privately. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to : American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 700,  Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001.


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