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Barbara Beaudreau, 65

December 16, 2021

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Barbara Ann (Marby) Beaudreau, 65 of North Adams, MA died Tuesday December 16, 2021 at Southwestern VT Medical Center.

She was born in Great Barrington, MA on October 8, 1956, a daughter of the late George and Barbara (Hunn) Marby. She graduated from Ludlow High School in 1974 and graduated from North Adams State College in 1978 with a degree in early childhood education. Barbara later completed classes in medical assisting.

Barbara was last employed at Big Y Supermarket in Pittsfield. She also worked as a substitute teacher in North Adams Public Schools and as a medical assistant at North Adams Commons, Sweetbrook Nursing Home and North Adams Regional Hospital.

Barbara served as a 2nd Lt. in the Civil Air Patrol. She enjoyed reading, drawing, the arts and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter- Danielle Beaudreau of Canberra Australia; and one son- Jonathan Beaudreau of Clarksburg, MA. She also leaves four grandchildren- Aubrey, Madeline, Eowyn, and Aiden; two sisters- Colleen Mahdi of Hadley, MA and Kimberly Conklin of Colorado; three brothers- Gary Marby of Georgia; Jeffrey Marby of Washington state; and Kenneth Marby of California; her sister in law- Renee Marby of California; her former husband- Francis W. Beaudreau Jr of North Adams and nieces and nephews. Barbara was beloved by many with many considering her a second mom. Barbara was commonly referred to as Momma Beaudreau or Momma Barb by her friends and extended family. One of her favorite books to read her children and grandchildren was Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. (Grandma) Barbara would emphasize and recite from memory from this book, “I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.” She will be greatly missed by so many.

She was predeceased by her son- Staff Sgt. Shane M. Appleton and her brother- Gregory Marby.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Barbara Beaudreau will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I am loss for words at hearing the passing of this lovely lady. Please except my heartfelt condolences and may she rest in Gods internal peace.
from: Pam Sistoon: 01-19-2022

To Barbs family,
I am so sorry to read this. We worked together at North Adams Regional Hospital. I have very fond memories of her. She was such a kind soul. I loved her beautiful smile because you could feel it coming from the inside.
My sincere sympathies
from: Lisa Marie Pisanoon: 12-22-2021

Prayers to Barb's family and friends. I remember her from my days as a baker at Dunkin' Donuts in North Adams and that was over 40 years ago. RIP.
from: Mark L Powellon: 12-21-2021

John, My condolences go out to you and your family in this time of need. I am grateful to have met your mother. I first met your Mother when she lived on Veazie St then she moved to the Holy Family Terrace. She was a wonderful person who had a great personality and full of life. Whenever I would come in contact with her she always had a smile on her face especially when I would deliver her food she would always say it's my friend, I was hoping you were delivering. It was a privilege to have met your Mom and I will always remember her.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 12-20-2021

I am so sorry to hear of Barbie's passing
Barbie and I were college roommates and had many a good times together. Loved her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
from: Anita Hill Konopka Mosheron: 12-20-2021

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