Barbara M. (Moran) Reilly 67 of Keene died early yesterday morning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center in Keene after a period of decline. She passed with the love and compassion of her family at her side.
She was born in Boston, MA. on October 1st, 1941 the daughter of Evelyn W. (Weymouth) and Robert D. Moran. She was educated in Hingham, MA. and graduated from Hingham High School class of 1959. After high school Barbara enrolled at Framingham State College where she received her Bachelors Degree. Barbara later graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. with a Masters Degree.
Miss Moran found love and married Alan N. Sheepa. But this love would be short. Alan died on May 17th. 1971. Barbara found love once again and took her vows on December 27th. 1986 at the Pilgrim Church in Southborough, MA. to Robert (Bob) E. Reilly. They were married for 22 years before he passed on June 17th. 2009.
Mrs. Reilly has worked for the past 12 years as a Mental Health Clinician in various settings. As of late, Barbara has been employed by Catholic Charities of New Hampshire at St. Bernard’s Parish in Keene. She has been with the Catholic Charities for 2 years.
Barbara enjoyed many things in life. She enjoyed knitting especially for the grandchildren. Dancing was always on the agenda especially with her husband Bob. She enjoyed interior design. It was always a fun and interesting to see what was being done in her home. Mrs. Reilly loved to spend time with her entire family, especially at the holidays and birthdays. Big family meals were held during holiday time for all to enjoy.
Mrs. Reilly is survived by her daughters; Tracy Binet-Perrin and her husband Steven Perrin and their children Kate and Sarah Perrin of Spofford. Barbara’s other daughter; Amy Binet McLaughlin and her husband Kevin and their daughter Evelyn of Worcester, MA. She is also survived by her late husbands children; Deirdre Prescott, Robert J. Reilly, Megan Orleman, Caitlin Reilly-Face all of Massachusetts and Maura Reilly of N.Y. She is also survived by a sister; Virginia Moran Herman and her husband Gary of Big Sky, Montana. and ten additional grandchildren, two nephews, one niece, on great niece, cousins, extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday at 1p.m. in the funeral home. There are no calling hours and burial will be private. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Barbara M. Reilly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, ATTN. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX. 75265-0309 or to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, C/O Cheshire Medical Center 580 Court St. Keene, NH. 03431.