January 8, 1936 – February 16, 2021
Barbara (O’Dea) Coyle, 85, of Norwood passed away February 16, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (Smith) O’Dea and the mother of three children and their spouses: Colleen (Tom) McDonald, Bernadette (Tom) Fagan, and Sean Coyle. She will also be missed by her five grandchildren and two great-grandsons, her sister Joan Ellen Burke, niece Debbie Beaton, and nephew Chris Burke.
The things most important in life to Barbara were her faith, the people she loved, and her service to Al-Anon, where she used her own life experience to extend a helping hand to countless members for over 50 years. She was responsible for starting meetings in many locations locally and was very dedicated to the cause.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Victoria Haven, for the excellent and compassionate care she received during her time there.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s honor to The Arc of South Norfolk at 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 22 at 11:00 am, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood. For any family and friends that would like to view the Funeral Mass remotely, visit stcatherinenorwood.org
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 23, 2021
To Colleen, Bernadette, Sean, and your families,
I send me deepest regret for your loss, my love, and my prayers. Take comfort knowing that your mother is now in the comforting embrace of our Lord.
February 23, 2021
To the McDonald Family,
My condolences to all of you.
You are in my thoughts.
February 20, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Colleen and Bernadette and your families. You are held in my prayers. With love, Terri
February 19, 2021
“Today you did the bravest thing, today you set me free. Thank you for showing me the ultimate dignity. I'm sorry that my leaving has broken your kind heart. But we knew this day would come - the day we had to part. Don't think I did not hear every last word you said. Don't think I did not feel your trembling hand touch my head. Today you did the bravest thing, today you set me free. Thank you for a wonderful life, thank you for loving me.”