Barbara L. Quadrini

August 26, 1937December 2, 2018

Barbara Louise Quadrini, 81, a longtime resident of Marlborough, NH passed away peacefully on December 2, 2018 surrounded by love and with her family by her side.

Daughter of Melvina and Harry Blair, Barbara was born on August 26, 1937 in Marlborough, New Hampshire. Barbara spent her childhood in Marlborough and met the love of her life while she worked as a teenager as a retail clerk in a department store in Keene. She married Theodore (Ted) Quadrini on June 23, 1956 and soon after worked as a payroll clerk with the company who constructed locks on the St. Lawrence Seaway. She and Ted eventually settled in Mamaroneck, NY, a suburb of New York City. Upon Ted’s retirement, they returned to Marlborough for an active life with their friends and community.

Barbara was the beloved mother of seven children, to whom she dedicated her life to raising. She was a kind, selfless woman, known for her great sense of humor and love for fun. She was also a great baker; her kids would travel for miles for a slice of her famous apple pie. She enjoyed reading, quilting, knitting baby clothes, as well as making prayer shawls for the elderly in her spare time. Barbara will be remembered for her thoughtful and loving ways towards everyone she encountered. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years as well as two sons; Thomas and his wife (Tammy) of Indianapolis, IN, and James and his wife Carrie of Oakland, NJ; her five daughter’s; Donna Quadrini of Indianapolis, IN, Maryann Huffert (Anthony) of Darnestown, MD, Dr. Karen Quadrini (Matthew Fugowski) of Merrick, NY, Andrea Correa (Peter) of Yorktown Heights, NY and Diana Quadrini of Queens, NY; two brothers; Robert Blair of West Suffield, CT and John Blair (Cathy) of Alstead, NH; one sister; Anne Sweeney of Elkton, MD; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard’s Church, 185 Main Street, Keene, NH on Monday, December 10th at 10:00 a.m. Spring burial will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Marlborough, NH.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Parish of the Holy Spirit, 161 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 10, 2018

Barbara L. Quadrini

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Patricia McKay

December 9, 2018

Your mom must have been an incredible woman. I especially liked reading that she made an amazing apple pie since it’s my favorite.
What a blessing to have loving memories.
Hugs, love and prayers.
Patricia McKay

Nanci Stockmann

December 8, 2018

Barbara was one of the dearest and sweetest people I know. I spent many afternoons at her house having coffee and sharing stories... I taught Jim in 5th and 6th grade at St. Vitos and she and Ted often had me over for coffee after school. We continued our friendship through letters at Christmas and Mothers Day.
She was one in a million.. I will miss those letters and cherish the memories... I just hung up a Christmas ornament she made for me in 1980!! What memories. My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Philip J. Colon

December 8, 2018

Karen, Your Mom sounds like she was a special Lady. She, your Dad, You, Brothers, Sisters and Family are remembered in our prayers. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Manhattan College Prayer Group

Jim & Joyce Miller

December 7, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Barbara's family at this most difficult time. We were not connected with Barb's family after high school, however, we grew up with her in Marlborough. I lived on Knowlton St not far from the Blair family and she was a classmate of Jim's. It's difficult seeing our friends going home to the Lord, but it certainly sounds like she had a good and full life and will really enjoy the reward of Heaven as a result.
Our love & prayers, Joyce(Frechette) & Jim Miller

Eliana and Michael Burke

December 6, 2018

Mrs. Q, the love you gave, that will always be with all you touched. I consider blessed to have known you and Mr. Q and your wonderful. Rest in the love of the hearts you touched.
Our condolences.