Barbara Jean Jenkins

April 7, 1959April 24, 2013
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Barbara J. Jenkins, 54, a lifelong resident of Nashua, NH passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 7, 1959 in Nashua, a daughter of the late William L. and Geraldine C. (Healy) Malette.

Mrs. Jenkins worked for the Nashua School System for 10 years and coached youth basketball for Nashua for 15 years. She was also a breast cancer survivor. Her proudest moments included all the times shared with her loving husband, son, daughter, brother and sisters. Her family was her life.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years; Robert F. Jenkins, Jr. of Nashua, a son; Christopher M. Jenkins and his wife Kathleen of Dracut, MA, a daughter; Darci M. Jenkins of Chicago, IL, two sisters; Sandra Plamondon and her husband Roger of Morresville, NC and Maureen O’Neill of Tampa, FL and by a brother; Michael Malette and his wife Diana.

Visiting hours was held Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11:00am on Saturday in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W. Hollis St., Nashua. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, 752 W. Hollis St., Nashua.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Visiting Hours Friday, April 26, 2013

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March 20, 2014

Please know that I think about you every single day. You've touched people's lives in a way that only you could have. Almost a year has gone by since you passed away but it feels like it all happened yesterday. I love and miss you terribly.


July 26, 2013

It has been 3 months now, and still I do not quite believe it. I am so sorry I failed to take better care of you.


June 14, 2013

Whenever I miss you too much, I wear one of your rings on my ring finger because it's the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart. I love you so much. <3


May 4, 2013

I haven't been able to put much into words lately. Life continues to teach me that it is always fair and that bad things happen to amazing people. You are and always will be the strongest person that I know. I will keep fighting just like you taught me. You were not only the best mother but my best friend. I will miss you forever. I love you, mom. Rest peacefully.

Bob Jenkins

May 3, 2013

I somehow feel that failed to take better care of you. I know I promised to love you for the rest of your life, but I will love you for the rest of mine.
Love always, Bob

Janet Valuk

April 30, 2013

Bob, Chris, and Darci - I have been away and just read in the Telegraph about Barbara. I am so sorry for your loss and that I was not here to go to the calling hours. We had so many good times with Scouts and baseball. You are all in my thoughts.

April 28, 2013

" Dear Bob and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Great photo memories. Sylvio Petrain Family

Brothers and Sisters Local 789

April 28, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Julia Callahan

April 28, 2013

To Barbara's Family,
I was lucky enough to have met Barbara when she was working with Preschoolers at New Searles School. The children benefitted from her compassion and genuine interest in their lives. I happily joined in on her sense of humor, stories of our families, and our iced coffee breaks! She always had a smile to share, a hand to lend, and a willingness to enjoy day to day life. I am lucky to have known her, and offer my heartfelt condolences to her family that she loved sp much!

Susan (Wright) Chesnulevich

April 27, 2013

Dear Jenkins Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Barbara at St. Joseph's and Mount Saint Mary. We spent 12 years together and I grew up right around the corner from her on Forest Park Drive. I have many happy memories of our school years together. Although we lost touch after high school we did run into each other time a few times. She always had that special laugh and smile. She will be greatly missed. Wishing you peace.