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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Barbara A. Sargent

September 6, 1928January 9, 2020
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Barbara A. (Gullich) Sargent – Longtime resident of Scituate, formerly of Norwood passed away on January 9, 2020. She was the beloved wife of nearly 57 years to the late Kenneth M. Sargent, Jr. who predeceased her in 2009.

Born and raised in Norwood, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Harriet (Holman) Gullich. She was a graduate of Norwood High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater Teachers’ College. She worked for 2 years as a teacher in East Walpole and began teaching in Scituate Public Schools in 1952 until her retirement in 1990.

She was an avid reader and loved to knit. She taught knitting in Scituate’s adult evening school for many years. She was a longtime member of the First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate and was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Dorothy Bradford Chapter as well as the Scituate Chapter, having been a member of the OES for over 70 years.

Devoted mother of Kenneth M. Sargent, III of Quincy. Cherished grandmother of Kathryn, Melissa and Karl Sargent, who lovingly referred to her as “Barbie.” Loving sister of the late Catherine Williams and Harriet Kiessling. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11 AM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate. Visiting hours Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 4-8 PM with an Eastern Star service at 7 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment Trinity Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory made to the Margaret H. Finbow Scholarship, Grand Chapter of Massachusetts OES, P.O. Box 600583, Newtonville, MA 02460 and/or the Harriet H. Kiessling Memorial Scholarship Fund at Walpole Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5, South Walpole, MA 02071 would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Home Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Sharon Glynn-Pananos

January 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Sargent family. Ken your mom was our teacher as well as a good friend to both of our parents, as was your dad.
Sincerely, The Glynn Family,
Bob, Sandy & Sharon

Sheila Travers Chamberlin

January 12, 2020

Many fond memories of living near the Sargents. Ken, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a terrific woman. Kind and thoughtful. She was a good friend to my mom. She shared her books freely. And always looked out for her. She was also kind to me not only as a child but as an adult. Did you know she knitted my family amazing Christmas stockings and wouldn’t take any money for them? She could easily have charged quite a bit for them. I enjoyed visiting her when I was in town. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace. Be patient with yourself as you adjust to your new normal. Grieving the loss of a wonderful parent is so difficult. Thinking of you and yours. Sheila

Maxine & Ted McIntosh

January 11, 2020

Barbara it has been wonderful knowing you and your family all these years.

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