Barbara A. McNamara, 89, of Narragansett, RI, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Ardelle A. (Cooney) McNamara of Arlington (MA). Barbara was a 1950 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
Barbara lived in the Greenwich Village section of New York City for many years and worked as a Secretary to the Dean of Columbia Law School. Later, she became a Financial Aid Officer at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry (NY). In 1976, while working in New York State, she purchased her home in Narragansett as a summer retreat. Subsequently, she moved to Narragansett as a full-time resident.
She is survived by her brother John E. McNamara of Maynard (MA); and cousins, Nancy Cooney of Boston, Carolyn Cooney-Bird of Milford (MA), Christine Cooney-Black of Sherborn (MA), Kathleen Corrigan of Trumbull (CT), and Kay Foster of West Grove (PA).
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Barbara on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Graveside service Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 70 Medford Street Arlington, MA.