Barbara (Blaisdell) Wilbur, 88, Worked at Pentucket Schools

barbara_blaisdellBarbara Helen (Blaisdell) Wilbur, 88, of Groveland, wife of David R. Wilbur passed away Sunday, March 13, at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, surrounded by her family.

Born in Groveland, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther (Sweetser) Blaisdell. Raised and educated in Groveland, she attended Groveland Public Schools and was a graduate of Groveland High School, class of 1946. Wilbur and her husband David were married in 1954 and started a family. She worked various jobs, as a telephone operator for New England Telephone and at various part time jobs while raising her children. She later worked for the Internal Revenue Service and in the business office of the Pentucket Regional School District. She was a member of Cedardale Athletic Club in Groveland and Bradford and enjoyed playing tennis there. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach. Wilbur loved the holidays and looked forward to cooking and baking for her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved spending her time babysitting her beloved grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, David J. Wilbur and his wife Mary Ann of Braintree; Mary Ellen Gleason and her husband Sean of Bradford; Stephen P. Wilbur and his wife Elizabeth of Merrimac; sister, Esther Roche and her husband Richard of Groveland; seven grandchildren, Jessica Wilbur, Courtney Wilbur, Jocelyn Wilbur, Molly Gleason, Michael Gleason, Stephanie Wilbur and Brandon Wilbur; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Alice Buckley, Anna Hatch, Mary LaBranche, Fred Blaisdell, Billy Blaisdell, Joe Blaisdell and Jackie Blaisdell.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Thursday, March 17 from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services begin Friday morning at 10, from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11, at St. Patrick’s Church, 114 Center St., Groveland. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Main Street, Groveland. Contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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