Barbara E. (McCarthy) McInnes, 87, wife of the late William H. McInnes, passed away June 22, at Hannah Duston Healthcare in Haverhill with her loving family by her side.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Farrar) McCarthy. McInnes was raised by her grandparents in Danvers and lived in Beverly before moving to Groveland. She was employed as a tester for over 20 years at the former Western Electric and AT&T. She was a faithful woman who was a counselor at Baldpate Hospital in Georgetown. She attended Sarah’s Place in Haverhill daily for the last seven years. McInnes was a gifted artist, who painted and wrote poetry.
McInnes is survived by her children, William McInnes and his wife Anne of Limerick, Maine, Robert McInnes and his wife Stacey of Ft. Payne, Ala., Barry McInnes and his wife Diane of Dracut, James McInnes of Groveland, Peter McInnes of Florida, Judith Legacy and Hiram Bickford of Haverhill, Andrew McInnes and his wife Judi of Derry, N.H.; brother Kenneth McCarthy of San Jose, Calif.; daughter in law Cathy A. McInnes of Haverhill and daughter in law Judy Fogarty of Barrington, N.H.; sister in laws Donna McCarthy of Arizona and Nancy McCarthy of Danvers; 41 grandchildren; 68 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her children, Bruce McInnes, Sandra McInnes, Jon McInnes; grandson Scott Swiniarski; brothers, Joseph McCarthy, David McCarthy and Brian McCarthy.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Tuesday, June 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services are Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. Burial followd in Riverview Cemetery, Main Street, Groveland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Sarah’s Place, 180 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.