West Warwick - Barbara J. Swan-Gallucci, 61, of West Street, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at home.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Fred P. Stacy Jr. and the late Shirley T. (Jones) Stacy-Dawley, she grew up in Cranston, graduated from Pilgrim High School, Warwick in 1969 and had lived in West Warwick for the past fourteen years. She attended New Hampshire College and the Community College of RI where she studied business administration. She was an office manager, employed by Electronic Data Systems until 2000.
Barbara was a member of the Board of Directors of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for which she volunteered countless hours including representing the MS Society at Hillary Clinton`s Health Care Reform Conference in Washington, D.C. She worked for the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability for many years and attended many legislative hearings helping to pass laws for the disabled.
While growing up Barbara and her family belonged to the Church of the Master Baptist in Providence. She and her second husband, the late Michael L. Gallucci, joined St. Joseph`s Church in West Warwick where they were married in May 2000.
Throughout her school years one of Barbara`s biggest interests was singing. She sang with several choirs including the Notre Dame School Community Choir in Manchester, NH. Her favorite hobbies were art, reading, crocheting and cooking. She was a lifelong Yankees fan.
She is survived by two daughters: Kimberly M. Montanaro and her husband Tom of Richlands, NC and Melissa D. Swan of Duncan, OK; two sons: Steven K. Swan, Jr. and his wife Alla of Plymouth, MA and Michael G. Swan and his wife Katie of Lexington Park, MD; one sister: Cheryl D. Lilley and her husband Gerald of Pampa, TX; one brother: Richard L. Stacy and his wife Theresa of North Grosvenordale, CT and six grandchildren: Riley G. and Callen J. Swan, Katelyn M., Taylor A., Ashley M. and Megan A. Montanaro.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 31at 11 AM at Friendship Baptist Church, 2945 West Shore Road, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson`s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 Hallene Road Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.
Reported: 01/28/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)