Barbara F. Medeiros

December 17, 1930February 1, 2019
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Barbara F. (Leonard) Medeiros, age 88, of Somerset, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Albert Medeiros.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Chester and Theresa (Blood) Leonard, she was a life-long resident of the area.

Mrs. Medeiros was a sales clerk at several retail stores in the area. She was married in and served as a lifelong active member of the First Congregational Church. Her service included participation in the Vocal/Handbell choir and meal prep for the Soup Kitchen. She served as Treasurer of the Ladies Benevolent Society, Chairperson of the Music Committee, member of the Diaconate, Church Council, Scholarship and Community Arts committees. She loved spending time with family, church fellowship, and watching her granddaughters compete in school athletic programs, her favorite tennis. An animal lover and rescuer of several cats from local shelters, she lovingly cared for her cat Lily.

Survivors include: her daughter, Deborah Vautrin of Somerset; two granddaughters, Katelyn Smith and her husband Sean and Alison Vautrin; a sister, Margaret Thibeault; a brother, Chester Leonard and his wife Teresa; several nieces and nephews. She was the mother-in-law of the late Brian Vautrin and sister of the late Florence Jacomino.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM in First Congregational Church, 252 Rock St. Fall River. Visiting hours, Monday 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Contributions in her honor may be made to Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721.


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  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Barbara F. Medeiros

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Liz Waring

February 12, 2019

My sympathy upon Barbara’s passing on. I remember her from the church, always kind and helpful and always a nice greeting. My husband “Jim” who died in 2010 always spoke highly of her. May happy times with her be wonderful memories to recall to give you comfort, peace and love. Sincerely Liz

Liz Waring

February 7, 2019

My sympathy at Barbara’s passing. She was such a loyal and helpful member of the church. Always kind and caring and a nice smile and genuine greeting. My husband Jim Waring who passed on 2010 always thought highly of her too. May happy memories shared with her through the years bring you peace, comfort,
smiles and love. Sincerely Liz

Liz Waring

February 5, 2019

My sympathy to Barbara’s family. I remember her from church and her kind and caring way and always willing to help in so many church activities. My husband “Jim” Waring who passed on in 2010 always spoke highly of her. May special memories of times shared with her bring you comfort, peace and some smiles.
Sincerely, Liz

Liz Waring

February 3, 2019

My sympathy to Barbara’s family. I remember her well from the church and how devoted she was to so many church activities, always ready to lend a helping hand, and share her warmth of concern, care or a friendly smile.My husband Sumner James Waring Jr. “Jim, who passed in 2010, always spoke highly of her. May she be at peace and may happy memories of times with her be treasures for you to recall. Recent surgery prevents me from attending the service, but you are in my thoughts, Sincerely Liz Waring.