Doane Beal & Ames


Barbara Anne Kilroy

May 5, 1933November 24, 2021

Barbara Anne Kilroy, 88, of Harwich Port, MA passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, MA. She was the loving wife of the late Henry Kilroy.

Barbara was born in Boston and raised in Dedham; the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Weschrob) Riley. Before moving to Harwich Port, Barbara lived in Dennis Port where she resided for 36 years.

Barbara was a customer service representative of New England Telephone Company for 26 years and last officed in Walpole. Ever since Barbara was a child, she loved Cape Cod. She also had a deep devotion to Scottie dogs. Her happiest times were going to the beach on a beautiful sunny day with her dog by her side. She was also a member and sang in the choir at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in West Harwich, which she immensely enjoyed and made many friends as well.

Barbara is survived by her son Brian Kilroy and his wife Stephanie of South Dennis, MA; her daughter Barbara Riker and her husband Thomas of Norwood, MA and her sister Bonnie Hayward and her husband Donnie of Welaka, FL. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Barbara also leaves behind her beloved Scottie dog, Andy.

Visiting hours for Barbara will be held on Monday, November 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames, 260 Main St. (Route 28) in West Harwich, MA 02671 followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main St. (Route 28), Harwich, MA 02671. Barbara will be laid to rest aside her husband Henry at Highland Cemetery, 320 Winter St., Norwood, MA 02062.

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  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, November 29, 2021


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Don Hayward

November 29, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Barbara. I’ll remember your laughter at all the family gatherings and how you tried to get me a nickname that’d stick! It didn’t work but I appreciated it.
With love from
Donny, Meg, and Riley.

Debbie Eichhorst

November 28, 2021

I was thinking about the breakfast’s at grumpy‘s and the times we all had dinner and cocktails out at the lighthouse on the ocean. Beautiful scenery great company. Also how she loved thrift shopping and absolutely adored her Scotty Andy. She also loved Barbie and Brian unconditionally. Feels like I have known her forever … She will be missed ❤️ Debbie

Ralph Porter

November 28, 2021

I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Barbara Kilroy.

When I moved to Harwich some fifteen years ago, I joined the choir at Holy Trinity Church. Barbara was so welcoming at the time and became a friend until she left the choir.

I will remember her in my prayers and remember you, her family, also. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many, I am sure.

Ralph M. Porter

Steven Grubiak

November 27, 2021

Barbara was a devoted and loved member of the Holy Trinity choir.
She faithfully joined us for weekly rehearsals and Sunday Masses.
I can still hear her laughter as we shared many happy times during rehearsals and choir parties.
My condolences to Brian and Bobbi and their families.
May God bless her and take her into her new home with him.