Barbara J. Pepin

Barbara J. Pepin (Hayward) of Quincy, entered into rest on May 12, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Quincy on June 30, 1934 to the late Richard Hayward and Dorothy (Malcolm) Hayward of Brockton. Loving sister of the late Robert Hayward and survived by her brothers Richard Hayward of FL and William Hayward of Sandwich. Predeceased by her husband of 67 years Norman J. Pepin of Quincy. Devoted mother of nine children, Janice Lapre, of Boston, Diane Setordepour of FL, David Pepin of East Sandwich, Norman P. Pepin of Dorchester, Sandra Mello of Pembroke, Stephen Pepin of NH, Richard Pepin of FL, Doreen Weidman of NH, Laurie Pepin of Weymouth. Loving Grandmother of 30 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara enjoyed traveling and her many cruises, crossword puzzles, reading the bible, but her main passion was painting. She received a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts and attended classes after School. She belonged to the Painted Ladies Club of Plymouth and had her paintings displayed in the Plymouth Art Guild. She worked at Stone and Webster and Travelers Insurance in Boston for many years.

She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 50 St Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 3-7 PM at Boston Cremation Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St, Quincy, MA 02169. A Funeral Mass at Saint John the Baptist Parish Church, 44 School St, Quincy, MA 02169 on May 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West St, Braintree, MA 02184


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28 Condolences

  1. Doreen and William Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Dearest Ma, you have made my life happy and full. It was hard letting you go, but I know that you have found happiness in heaven.

  2. Laurie Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Ma,

    You left me peaceful memories, your love is still my guide; and though I cannot not see you, you are always by my side.

  3. Sandra and Robert Mello on May 17, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Rest well my dear mother,in the night sky we can look for the twinkle in your eye and the flash of your smile among the stars and know you are there at our side always.

  4. Colin Greene on May 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    You will forever be missed and loved be everyone who knew you. Until we see each other again. I love you.

  5. Richard Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    To my Dear mom…..It’s so sad to know that you are not with us anymore. I will miss all the laughter and stories we shared.You were always there to kiss my boo boo’s when I was young and tell me that everything will be ok. You were always there to help me grow up to be the man I am today. You were always a great mom to me, and now that you have passed, it will leave a huge hole in my heart that only can be filled by my thoughts and memories of you. I love you ma…R.I. P.

  6. Alex Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Grammy, it was a pleasure being able to meet you and have the pleasure of being in the presence of your vibrant aura and fighting spirit. I’ve always heard the good stories about you growing up and its saddening to know you’re gone. You were a great role model and very loved by all. Soon, we will all be able to join you as one big happy family again. Rest easy, I love you.

  7. Tyler Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Grammy,

    It’s sad to know that you’re no longer with us. You already knew it, but everyone that knew you not only loved you, but respected you. And for good reason; my father told me many stories of his youth and how you raised him. And although I wasn’t able to be with you there at the end, know that I loved you just as much now as I always have. Rest in peace. We’ll always miss you.

  8. JP Lapre on May 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Heaven gained one special angel last week. Your smile, your caring ways, your compassion, and above all, your love, will be forever missed. You are one special woman to us all and we always keep you close to our hearts. Words cannot express how much you mean to me; I love you Grandmother.

  9. Sarah Acosta on May 17, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Hey Grammy..I just want to thank you for all of the wonderful and happy memories that you gave to me in my early years of life. When I think of you I think of all the weekends me and my family spent at your house. When I think of Thanksgiving and Christmas I think of you. You embody all of the happiness and laughter that I remember in those times of my life. When I heard you left us..I just couldn’t believe it. I was left in so much pain. But I know now that you had to go because it was your time. And also because you belong up there with all the Angels in are one now. So I hope when you look down at me, you see that I will always love you and hold you close to my heart. Rest in peace Grammy Barbara, I miss you so much but I know you will always be with me forever.

  10. Janice Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm


    I miss you so much. You are a wonderful mother and friend. I will cherish all the special times we had together. You are my angel and I will always love you.

  11. Stephen & Joan Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    To My Ma, I never thought that I could have loved someone as much as I loved you. My heart is broken in half for you have taken the other half. The day will come that I will reclaim it and we will be happy forever in heaven. You have been there all through my life, now you are gone. I will never forget how good you were to me and my family. From the bottom of my broken heart, Thank you ma for being there.

  12. Ryan Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Dear Grammy,

    I will always remember when you came up to NH to babysit us and how you had your hands full. I love you and will miss you.

  13. Nicholas Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Dear Grammy,

    Although I will miss you always, I am filled with joy knowing you are in heaven with Grampy. I love you and we will meet again one day in perfect happiness.

  14. Debi (Mello) Geden on May 17, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Barbara was such a remarkable woman; tough enough to get through the most difficult times and yet filled with so much love and compassion that it seemed to flow from her effortlessly. She was truly authentic, beautiful inside and out, and her artwork reflected this. She always made me feel like I was part of her family and I loved her like I was. I share the family’s grief now, but take comfort knowing that someday I will see her smile and hear her laugh again in heaven. Until then Barbara, I will miss you.

  15. Sarah Pepin on May 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I love you so much words can’t describe, you were the most wonderful, caring, and beautiful grandmother, love you so very dearly, you will be greatly missed , love you always and forever ❤️

  16. Marygrace pepin on May 17, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Grammy you were always there for everyone , considering how many there was of us. You are one of the strongest woman I knew . Love you always ❤️

  17. Ethan Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm


    You were a great grandmother. I am glad to know that you will now be in eternal bliss. You deserve it.

    I love you and will miss you.

  18. Patricia Braley on May 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I have known Barbara for many years. She was the most beautiful woman to know in a lifetime. We worked together at the Travelers Ins an spent many years a friend retirement group every Christmas. There was eight of us that enjoyed every year getting together being happy for one an other,having fun, catching up on life, recalling incidents in the office, having our grab bag gifts, laugh after laugh. She will be greatly missed an she’ll be in our hearts forever. Condolences to her family. May she Rest In Peace. Love you my dear friend.

  19. Nathaniel Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Eternal rest grant unto Barbara Pepin, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace


  20. Emily Weidman on May 17, 2021 at 11:42 pm


    Although you are no longer with us, the best gift you could’ve left me were all the memories and moments I shared with you while growing up. I will always cherish those fond memories and hold onto them every moment of every day. I love you Grammy

    Rest In Peace ❤️

  21. Rachel Weidman on May 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Though my heart aches that you are no longer with us, I am consoled by all of my happy memories of you. You were always so supportive of everything I did, and were a true inspiration. I will always remember playing Chopin’s Prelude in E minor for you over the phone. The chocolate chip cookie recipe you sent me remains my favorite of all time, one that I will pass down to my own grandchildren. Thank you for all of these memories, and I promise that I will keep an eye out for bears on the trails.
    I love you Grammy, rest in peace.

  22. Mark Pepin on May 18, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Grammy, I miss you so very much and I wish you stayed a little longer but I know God needed you heaven. You were truly an amazing and generous person who loved and cared for everyone around you. Praying and thinking of you often and all the awesome memories of whenever we would visit you and when you would visit us. I love you!

  23. Jennifer Mello on May 18, 2021 at 2:34 am

    ❤️Grammy, So much of who I am is because of the wonderful , unconditional woman you were . You taught me so much and I am forever blessed for having you in my life . I have so many fun, crazy and magical moments that we shared that I will always hold dear in my heart . I will look for the signs from heaven to make me feel even closer to you now that you’re gone . Until we meet again , I’ll be missing you more than you’ll ever know .❤️

  24. Kathy Mello on May 18, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Barbara was such a beautiful, talented, and loving person. She always made me feel like one of her own children and I feel blessed to have been part of her life. She will hold a special place in my heart where I will forever love her and cherish the memories we made together. As long as she is remembered and loved, she is never truly gone. I love you, Barbara.

  25. Roel and Rie Lapre on May 19, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Dear Barbara, in the time that we know each other there where a lot of memories. Happy times we could never regret.
    Wonderfull moments will live on for ever. In our hearts we will never forget you.
    We love you rest in peace.

  26. Courtney Culver on May 20, 2021 at 7:34 am

    I was the first of 16 great-grandchildren! You are the heart and soul of the entire family and everyone knew they could always call you for words of wisdom or that you would always call just to make sure everyone was just simply doing well. Your the most amazing grandmother and such a beautiful rare soul!. Heaven truly gained an angel when you left this Earth and I look forward to the day when I get to see you again. I’ll never forget our many trips to Rock Springs and all the little details about you that everyone knows and hold so dear! You are loved by so many and will be truly missed buy more than family! anyone who ever came in your presence knew how special you are right away! I love you Grammy rest in peace!

  27. Elizabeth Pepin on May 20, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Grammy, although my heart aches knowing you are no longer with us, I find peace knowing that you are in heaven, smiling down on us. I will miss your tight hugs and contagious laughter, and cherish all the fond memories of time we spent together. I will love you always.

  28. Deby Hyde-Doak on October 1, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Cousin Barbara, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss last year. I had no idea. We all, me, and Johnny, and our Ocala, have thought of you often. I will always remember you telling me that our dog Oscar Wilde’s photo was on your wall – cuz you thought he was so handsome and you just knew how special he was to us. You will be missed, and remembered always. Much love.