Barbara L. (Goddard) Hession Of North Chelmsford, MA

1933 - 2015


May 1, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


May 1, 2015
St. John The Evangelist Church

CherryBlossomBarbara L. (Goddard) Hession, 81, of N. Chelmsford, MA passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara and her husband, Robert Hession, celebrated over 51 years of marriage.

Born in Weymouth, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Goddard. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth with the class of 1951.

Barbara was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a caring friend.

She was an avid reader and was also the bookkeeper for her son’s business. Her greatest joy, however, was to laugh and spend time with her family and friends.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul Hession of Merrimack, NH and John and his wife, Mina Hession of New York, NY; one brother, Robert and his wife, Susan Goddard of Revere, MA; one daughter-in-law, Helen Hession of Marshfield, MA; two grandchildren, Brittany and her husband, Blake Douglass and Alec Hession; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Madilyn Douglass as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late, Mildred Bonner of Randolph, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Visiting hours are Friday, May 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA, with a Funeral Mass Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford, MA.   ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME            978-251-4041.

6 Condolences for Barbara L. (Goddard) Hession Of North Chelmsford, MA

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    Cheryl and John Morin


    Our condolences to the family at this sad time. Barbara was a dear friend and a wonderful person. She always had a beautiful smile and a kind word to say about everyone. It was a privilege to have known her. May the memories you have shared get you through this difficult time. She will always be in our hearts.

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    Bernadette Elliott


    A lovelier person than Barbara Hession never walked the planet. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel like he or she was her best friend and it was always a true pleasure to be in her presence. My heartfelt condolences to her family and everyone who loved her.

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    Bob and Kathy Hennessy


    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara was a wonderful person it was a privilege to be able to correspond with her these passed five years. I got to know her so much, I will miss her very much and her lovely letters and cards. We will never forget her.

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    Joseph Busa


    I’m very sorry that Barbara is gone. She was one of the truly memorable people in my life. I wish I could have spent more time with her.

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    Paul and Beverly Legere


    With deepest sympathy to Bob, Paul, John and Family. Our thoughts and prays are with you at this time in your loss. I will always remember what wonderful neighbors you were on Ledge Rd. Paul and I met 29 years ago 1986 Christmas Eve at your house. We will always cherish and remember Barb her special kindness and smile to everyone. Paul and Beverly Legere

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    Mary Elliott


    So sorry Robert to hear you have lost your beloved wife. After moving to Florida I did not get to see Barbara too often
    but on those occasions I did meet her I was always impressed with her thouhtfullness and kindness. She most surely
    be missed.

    My heartfelt condolences
    Mary (Bonner) Elliott

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