Barbara May Raftery, 89

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Barbara May Raftery, 89, of Grafton, NH and formerly of Hopkinton,MA passed away peacefully at her home on August 10, 2014. She was born in Bridgewater, MA on December 18, 1924 to the late Margaret E. (Parnaby) and John W. Bassett. Barbara was married to the late Wilbur M. Raftery, Jr. on May 13, 1945, and resided for more than 50 years in Hopkinton MA. For many years she was a baker for the Hopkinton school lunch program. She enjoyed her family, friends, sewing, baking, reading and helping others.

She was the loving mother of three daughters, Donna Raftery Harris of Grafton, MA, Diane Raftery of Framingham, MA, and Debra Snow of Grafton, NH. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Dexter Snow of Grafton, NH, Albert Harris of Grafton, MA, Diane's long-time partner John Pasciuti of Framingham, MA, six of her seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

Please join us for a celebration of Barbara’s life on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Canaan United Methodist Church, 1150 US Route 4, Canaan, NH. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canaan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 463, Canaan, NH 03741 or to the Hospice Program at the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Rd., New London, NH 03257