Barbara L. Cullity (Ahern) of Pembroke passed away suddenly in her home on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Barbara was born in Boston on July 15, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy and Jeremiah Ahern. Barbara was the former wife of the late John Cullity. She is survived by her daughter Debbie Coen (Cullity) and her husband Kevin of Pembroke, son John Cullity Jr. and his wife Lisa of Kingston and son Edward Tyler of New Hampshire.
Barbara was the loving and proud Grandmother to Kim Cogburn and her husband Mike of Pembroke, Ashly Coen of Middleboro, Maggie Jensen of Marshfield, Matthew Cullity and his fiancé Karolina Mojkowska, Patrick Cullity, Rachel Cullity and Rebecca Cullity, all of Kingston. Barbara was also lovingly known as ”Yaya“ to several great grandchildren- Jacob, Mason, Charly Ann and Franky Marie.
Barbara is also survived by her siblings, the late John Soule, Jeremiah Ahern of Yarmouth, Kathleen Chipman of Canton, William and Helen Ahern of Florida, Dorothy and Kevin Schwede of Mansfield, Donna and John Harrington of Mansfield and Patricia and Michael Kraas of Agawam.
Alongside the long list of family members, she is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as her long time “BFF” Patricia Brady of Middleboro.
To know Barbara was to love her. She would lend a listening ear without judging, tell you the truth (even when it was hard to hear), and always reminded us that life is short. Her positive attitude radiated from her every being and we were all so lucky to call her ours.
The simple things in life brought Barbara such joy- going out to eat, playing with her great-grandchildren, gardening, hot coffee, finding a yard sale on a Saturday afternoon, folding laundry, and Lifetime movies... to name a few. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she was always happiest spending time with family.
She will be remembered in all of our hearts forever.
Visiting hours at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street (Rte. 106) Kingston, on Thursday, December 5 from 4-8 pm. Interment will be held at the center cemetery, Pembroke on Friday, December 6 at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you do something kind for someone in remembrance of our beloved Nana.