Barbara Rose (Nuccio) Raftery
Barbara Rose (Nuccio) Raftery – November 28, 1942 – April 13, 2020
Barbara was born in Boston, grew up in East Boston and then moved to North Reading with her parents, Salvatore Joseph Nuccio and Rose (Lamberti) Nuccio and three siblings, Maryann (Nuccio) Arvanites, who preceded her in death (April 13, 2008), Joseph Nuccio, and Louis Nuccio. Barbara married John M. Raftery, Sr. in 1961 and had four children, Mary Lisa Raftery, John M. Raftery, Jr., Joseph Raftery, Sherri Raftery-Patton. She has three grandchildren (Mary) Cecilia Melendez and Nito Melendez, Joey (Joey Raftery Jr. and Patrick Raftery, (Sherri) Sabrina Raftery DiCato – Great-grandson – Desmond Perez.
Barbara resided in Everett for years and had many friends. She also helped managed one of the Sacro Properties, Glendale Apartments on Broadway where she was also a resident for 15 years. There will be a celebration of her life at a future date. If you would like to make a donation in her name please send to: The Home for Little Wanderers www.thehome.org
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