Adam Thomas Barbero

April 10, 1982February 19, 2012

Adam T. Barbero, age 29, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Saint Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. Born in New Bedford, a son of Rebecca (Rocha) Hibbard and her husband George K. Hibbard III of Fairhaven and Thomas Barbero and his partner Michael Blais of Lincoln, Rhode Island.

He attended the Schwartz Center for Education for several years; he loved spending time with his family and his wonderful nurses, also visiting Fort Phoenix with his mother and nurse friend Linda.

Besides his parents he is survived by one brother; Timothy Barbero, a sister; Eryn Barbero, a niece; Callie Barbero, all of Fairhaven, a step brother; Christopher Hibbard of Chelmsford, paternal grandmother; Fay Rodrigues and her husband Mario of New Bedford, paternal great grandmother; Amy Small of Fairhaven, his loving caregiver; James Lowman of New Bedford and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also the grandson of the late Raymond Barbero, Joseph and Florence Rocha.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11 AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 11 AM prior to his service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schwartz Center for Children, One Posa Place, Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions or to send a tribute visit:



  • Visitation Saturday, February 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 25, 2012


  • Burial private

Adam Thomas Barbero

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February 20, 2013

Adam I have spent so much time thinking about you this week and espically today. I can't believe its been a year since you joined all the angels in heaven. We will all see you again some day. Until then you are always on my mind and in my heart.

Becky Hibbard

February 17, 2013

Adam,Even though it's been a year,not a day goes by that I don't shed a tear. I found your blanket the other day, your smell on it is here to stay. At once it made me smile and cry, to remember we had to say goodbye. It was too soon for me, to lose my beautiful baby. You live forever in my heart, I wish we never had to part. I think of you in everything I do, My world was wonderful because of you. Love Mom

Becky Hibbard

November 23, 2012

Dear Adam my son,
It was my first Thanksgiving without you here. I still can picture your smiling face when I would walk over to say good morning to you. I find my self singing Old MacDonald today knowing you would be smiling to hear it. I love you Adam, I hope you feel peace and Love. You brought so much joy into my life. I am so empty without you here. Missing you Love MOM

Thomas Barbero

September 18, 2012

Adam, you are in my thoughts daily. I brush my finger on you cheek every day. You will be in my heart and on my mind every day of my life. My love always,

Becky Hibbard

September 16, 2012

I remember you each and everyday.
In the simple things that come my way.
When the wind softly whispers past my face.
It takes me to that special place.
The place in my heart where I keep you dear.
How I miss the moments I could hold you near.
My Eternal love Mom

Adam Barbero

May 18, 2012

Adam you shine in my heart everyday.
~Love Mom~

Kevin McQuade

March 23, 2012

Dear family,

I just recently found out about the passing of your son Adam, truly he was and still is God's gift of love to all those who came in contact with him.

By looking the photos of Adam with friends and family - you can see the smiles from Adam and his company.

Cherish the moments of Adam will help you get through the difficult times in life.

God bless you
Kevin and Darlene McQuade
West Wareham, MA

Nellie Andrade

February 29, 2012

Tom, I am so sorry for the passing of your son, Adam. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerly, Nellie

Sheryl Lyon

February 28, 2012

Although my words cannot convey how truly sorry I am for your loss, I want you to know that I am here whenever you need a shoulder, a call or a text. Hugs to all of you.


February 26, 2012

To my second FAMILY...THANK YOU for the honor of sharing in the life of ADAM. i love him and you all very much. HE IS AN ANGEL NOW AND FREE TO SOAR. He was a very special spirit. MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU LINDA