December 17, 1941 - October 17, 2017
Barbara M. (Carney) Lear, 75, died Tuesday morning, October 17, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was the wife of the late James J. Lear. Born in Andover on Dec. 17, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Winters) Carney. She was raised and educated in Andover. Barbara had most recently been employed in cosmetics at Walgreens in Middleton until the time of her retirement. A Danvers resident for more than fifty years, she was a longtime member of the Polish Club, where she enjoyed the weekly meat raffle. She was also a NASCAR fan. She leaves her children, Jeffrey Lear and his wife Roberta of Danvers, Elaine Smithwick and her husband Scott of Falmouth, ME, and Michael Lear of Danvers, her granddaughters, Samantha, Sabrina, and Chelsey, her longtime companion, Dwight Sidmore of Danvers, her siblings, Patricia Perron and her husband Kenneth, Jean Marie Cardillo and her husband William, and Margaret Hanneman and her husband Richard, all of NH, and Steve Carney and his wife Pam of Methuen, Romie Nagle, who was like a daughter to her, and her husband Steve, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Joan Newcombe, John Carney, and Rita Smeltzer. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at 9AM in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Barbara M. (Carney) Lear, 75, died Tuesday morning, October 17, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was the wife of the late James J. Lear. Born in Andover on Dec. 17, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Winters)... View Obituary & Service Information
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