OBITUARY

Barbara A. Drewniak

July 5, 1937December 26, 2019
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Barbara A. (Smith) Drewniak, age 82, of Fall River, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Walter L. Drewniak, Jr., to whom she has been married for the past 60 years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Henry and Hazel (Abbott) Smith, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

She attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and worked as a Medical Secretary for many years. Barbara loved spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoyed going to the local casinos. She also adored her Labradoodle, Mya.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Elizabeth Marum and her husband William of Simpsonville, SC, Deborah Lake of Westport, Walter Drewniak III, and his wife Joan of Fall River; four grandchildren, Jared Marum, Corey Marum, Nicholas Lake and his wife Pauline, Allison Lake and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Henry Smith, Clinton “Red” Smith, Hazel Norbury and Eleanor Pelletier.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6Th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. Entombment in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

  • DONATIONS

  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Entombment Monday, December 30, 2019

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Barbara A. Drewniak

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Dan Lowney

January 8, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Drewniak family for their great loss. May Mrs. Drewniak rest in peace...

Betsy Smith-Cabral

December 29, 2019

Uncle Walter, Liz, Debbie and Wally; We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing. Will always have fond memories of her as well as her great sense of humor and kind heart. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Betsy and Richard Cabral

Kelly Kenyon

December 28, 2019

To the Drewniak Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom”s passing. She was a very Sweet Lady. I have fond memories of our childhood and our Moms carpooling us here , there and everywhere. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.. Hoping the strength and comfort of your family will see you through this difficult time.
Kelly Alecrim Kenyon

Georgette Hinchliffe

December 28, 2019

It's hard to put into words how this woman, Barbara touched so many hearts with her loving and caring ways. Our condolences to Walter, Liz, Deb, Wally and her dear Grandchildren, Allie and Nick.
Hinch and I hold you in our hearts and we are with you every step of the way.
To all of you and yours, we are so sorry for your loss.

Muriel Chouinard

December 27, 2019

Walter Debbie Liz and Wally ,sending our love and prayers to yall keep the faith and God Bless OXOX

Jackie Smith -Cuzzone

December 27, 2019

There is so much to say at this time. The words, LIVE, LIFE,AND LOVE, she did all these. She will be miss. My sympathy to the family, Jackie Smith-Cuzzone

Kathy and Lance Garth

December 27, 2019

How can any memory of Barbara not include her ever present sense of humor and laughter! That is what we will remember most about her. Her delight in the presence of friends, her devotion to Walter and her children will be her legacy to her family. We know she is at peace now and pain free and that she will watch over you from above always. Walter, please know that we grieve with you and know that you were there with Barbara through the best and the worst of life. May she Rest In Peace.

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