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“To the Mullen/MacDonald Family-My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bobby DeMarco - Reading, MA

“Barbara my special cousin , We've had a great long journey. You will be sorely missed always. Our letters and talks on the phone were priceless....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Muriel D'Antilio - Wells, ME

“In 1969, Barbara was a Winchester Hospital telephone operator who heard that a new doc was opening an office at 36 Woburn Street. She told Dr. Mark...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Hirschfeld - Winchester, MA


4 of 9 | Posted by: Andrew MacDonald - Murrells Inlet, SC


5 of 9 | Posted by: ALYSON MACDONALD - Murrells Inlet, SC

“My condolences on the passing of Barbara to her family ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: James A. Reed - Wauna, WA

Bob And Barbara “I love you Barbara my friend.... I will always remember you. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly Stockwell - Beach Park, IL

“My dearest friend Barbara. I will miss you more than anyone will know. You have been such a fixture in my life. I believe I am a better person...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly Stockwell - Beach Park, IL

“Barbara .....where to start, I have known Barb for most all of my life, as a second Mum as a friend to my parents as a friend of mine in my adult...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Pamela August - NH


Barbara E. (Tasney) MacDonald, 95, of Reading, loving daughter of the late Charles and Florence
(Castine) Tasney.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald MacDonald, passed away peacefully on January 30th,
2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. Barbara was an only child who had 4 children, 11
grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Devoted mother of Sharon (Mullen) Barry and her children
Kevin Barry, Susan Schafer and the late Michael Barry, Charles Mullen, Martha (Mullen) Mazzarino and
her children Tasney Mazzarino, Jodi Howes, Tina Fox, Robyn Barry and Bobby Mazzarino, and Robert
MacDonald and his wife Paula and their children Sara Tolliday, Allison MacDonald and Evan MacDonald.

Always at the forefront of technology, Barbara started her career as a switchboard operator at New
England Telephone, and in recent years used her iPad to email, text and FaceTime daily with her family,
always ending her messages with a string of her favorite emojis.

Funeral service celebrating Barbara's Eternal Life will be held in the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Barbara's Family at the funeral home on Monday, February 4th 2019 from 4 to 8pm.

Interment will be in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

For for further information www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.