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144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Barbara A. Goodwin

1945 - 2019


Barbara A. (Sotir) Goodwin, a  longtime resident of Malden, passed away in Reading on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  Barbara was born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1945, the daughter of Theodore and Mary Ann Sotir.   The family moved to Boston and in 1963, Barbara graduated from East Boston High School.  She then attended Leslie College and she received her degree Masters Degree in Human Developmen..  She went on to become a teacher at Emerson College, where she taught Intercultural Relations.  Later she went on to work as a saleswoman for the Yellow Pages.   Barbara enjoyed traveling, and also volunteered her time to many organizations, including Rosies Place in Boston, and Little Brothers in Boston.  She was a Communicant at St. Josephs Church, where she served as a Lector, an Alter Server, and taught CCD.  In 2004, she married her sweetheart, Salvatore Pucci, and the two settled down together in Malden.  They shared 14 years of love and companionship together.

She is survived by her husband Salvatore, her children, Karen Turner and fiancé James Adler of Mattapan,  Steven Brooks of Lynn, and Christine Skinner-Silverman and husband Sam of Holden, her step son,  James Pucci and wife Catherine of N. Conway, NH, and her grandchildren,  Eva, Jake, Derrick, and Katie, and her sister in law,  Elaine Mallett, sister in law, Woburn, MA.

Funeral services will be held from the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden, on Tuesday, January 15th, at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden, at 10:00 AM. 

Interment will immediately  follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 14th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, in recognition of the compassionate care Barbara received a the Sawtelle Hospice House,  donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, Gift Processing Center, Burlington, MA 01805.


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