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Barbara A. Ray

July 17, 1922 March 26, 2018
Barbara A. Ray
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BEVERLY – Barbara A. Ray, age 95, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Sunrise at Gardner Park Assisted Living in Peabody. She was born and brought up on Martha’s Vineyard. She and her late husband, Earl, raised their two children in Danvers. After Earl’s death, Barbara eventually moved to Beverly.
Barbara worked in the restaurant business for many years and later in life worked full time at the Girdler House Retirement Home in Beverly. Barbara put a great deal of emphasis on working hard and feeling productive. She retired at age 84.
Barbara enjoyed cooking and entertaining - always having just the right dishes and accessories. It wasn’t unusual for her to stay up late many nights before Christmas baking to be sure each one of her children and grandchildren would receive a yummy home-baked holiday treat. Barbara also loved music and attended many functions where there would be music and dancing.
She loved her family and was very proud of them.
Barbara is survived by her son, Earle A. Ray and his wife, DiAnn of Vineyard Haven; her daughter, Barbara S. Amos of Peabody, four grandchildren, Bradford E. Amos and his, wife Yris, Heidi Stevenson and her husband, Carlos, Matthew Ray and his wife, Jennifer and Dawn Austin and her husband, Marc and seven great grandchildren, Austin, Zachary, Charlotte, Alexander, Ben, Lucas, and Omayris.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Saturday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at

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2:00 PM 3/31/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/31/2018 4:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States





12:30 PM 4/2/2018 12:30:00 PM
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

253 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 1915

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
253 Cabot Street Beverly 1915 MA
United States

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