Barbara J. (Darezzo) McGinn, 83, Bristol


Barbara J. (Darezzo) McGinn, 83, of Windward Lane, died peacefully on Aug. 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late Richard J. McGinn and the late Charles R. Rupp.

Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Nicola and Josephine (Bagaglia) Darezzo, she lived in Bristol for 30 years.

Mrs. McGinn earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree at URI.  She was a librarian in the Providence Public School System for 18 years before retiring in 1990.

Barbara was a member of the North Farm Association, the Barrington Between-The-Bridges Girls Club and loved the Aqua Aerobics Gang at the Newman YMCA.  She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, literature, attending the theatre and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son; Michael F. McGinn of New York, N.Y.; a daughter; Patricia M. Francis and her husband Chris of Bristol; a sister, Maria Bridges of Barrington; and three grandchildren, Nikola, Christopher and Casey Francis.

She was the sister of the late Corinne Natal and Rita Andrade.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., Warren at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.  Contributions in Barbara’s memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Rhode Island, 1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02920 would be deeply appreciated.


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