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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

Katherine E. Barros

May 5, 1952September 30, 2019
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Katherine Elizabeth (Raimo) Barros, age 67, of New Bedford, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, September 30, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the widow of her beloved husband, Roland R. Barros, with whom they shared 15 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Hugo and Loretta (Colsh) Raimo, but had been a New Bedford resident for over 40 years.

She was employed as a Registered Pharmacy Technician at Southcoast Health System for over 35 years. She dedicated 10 of those years to fighting cancer at Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven.

She was a loving mother and is survived by her sons, David Oikarinen and his wife Stephanie of New Bedford, Steven Oikarinen of Westport and Daniel Barros of Los Angeles, CA; her sisters Lorraine, Rosemarie, and her brother John as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also a devoted grandmother to her six grandchildren; Alexa, Nathan, Noah, Ronin, Magnus and Samson. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:00AM in Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, 884 Kempton St. New Bedford, followed by burial in Saint John’s Cemetery, 664 Allen St., New Bedford. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd.,Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to American Lung Association of Massachusetts, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451- www.LUNGUSA.ORG. For online tributes/directions, please visit our website: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Debra Andre

October 8, 2019

Daniel and family,
I was saddened to hear of your moms passing! Sincere condolences from my daughter and myself! RIP Kathy

Pat & Scrappy Gonsalves

October 7, 2019

We'll miss you S-I-L. The good times we had, the jokes you would start to tell and laughing because you forgot the ending and we'd all start laughing with you, The holidays and all the times we shared as a family. You will be missed, but never forgotten. You will always be in our hearts. We love you Kathy. Rest in Peace.

Jo-Ann Morris-Grime

October 7, 2019

Dear family, please accept my condolences on your loss. I worked with Kathy for many years at St. Luke's. She was a wonderful person. God bless at this difficult time

Linda Manchester

October 6, 2019

You will be missed Kathy,you always made me feel like you loved me with your warm smile and a nice hug and kiss,I am fortunate to have spent time with you,it was always fun.I will never forget how much you loved your angel costume...happy as a little kid in it :) with a big smile...it was fitting because you were an angel.

Betty-Ann Chace- Albernaz

October 5, 2019

Kathy was a great friend and neighbor. Had alot of great times with her. We were in touch every day. She introduced me to her sons, church family, friends and relatives....was a big part of her life.

Going to miss you my dear friend. Thank you for the great friendship. Love you Kathy!♡



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