Barbara Anne (Gauthier)'s Story

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Mrs. Barbara Anne (Gauthier) Jolly, 89, a resident of North Andover, Mass., passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., with her loving family by her side.
She was born on December 29, 1927, in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter to the late Royal Henry and Mary (Donahue) Gauthier.
Barbara was educated in Saint Patrick's Grammar School and was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School. She later attended School of Nursing at Saint John's Hospital in Lowell, Mass. where she received her nursing degree. Barbara worked at the Telephone Company, as an RN for Murphy's Army Hospital, at Beth Israel Hospital and various private Home Health Care Nursing. She also worked for the Department of Public Welfare in Lawrence, Mass.
She attended Saint Michael's Church in North Andover, Mass. and was a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
She enjoyed going out to eat and shopping. Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, she loved Hampton Beach, and her visits to her place in Palm Beach, Fla.
She was the wife of the late Mr. J. William Jolly who passed away in March of 1999. Her family members include her son, Douglas Jolly and Jennifer Thebodeau of North Hampton, N.H.; her daughters, Joanne Jolly-Kay and her husband, David of Reading, Mass. and Janel Jolly and her husband, Tim Schlieder of Reading, Mass.; her brother, Robert Gauthier and his wife, Ann of North Andover, Mass.; her sister, Joan Miller of Fairfield, Calif.; as well as three grandchildren, Lindsay (Kay) Marotta and her husband, Matthew Marotta, Michelle Kay and Kurt Schlieder; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was the mother of the late Joseph Jolly.
Family and friends may call on Monday, July 31, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack St., North Andover, MA. For online condolences and other information, please visit us at www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Saint Michaels Church, 196 Main St., North Andover, MA.
Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover.
Published on  July 30, 2017
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