Barbara Ruth Sherman of Rockland, MA, formerly of Brandon, VT, passed peacefully on October 29,
2022, at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. Sherman. Lovingly remembered by
her family, she is survived by four daughters: Leah Murray, Marissa Hickey, Elyce Chuilli, Marcia
Birmingham and her husband Robert, and two Step Children, James and Judy Sherman. Barbara is a
Grandmother of six: Alyssa Bosse, Thomas Hickey Jr, Matthew Hickey, Evan Hickey, and Robert and
Nicholas Birmingham. Great Grandmother of five including four Great-Granddaughters: Jenna, Makayla,
Karlie, and Everleigh Hickey and also a Great-Grandson Nolan Bosse. Daughter of Clarence (Pat) and
Elsie Mae West and sister of John Charles West. Foster mother to many children in Vermont.
Born in Everett, MA, Barbara lived most of her life in Weymouth MA. She worked at the Telephone
Company as a switch board operator and later was Home Health Care Aid. She loved crafting, quilting,
crocheting, gardening and was an avid reader. She participated in a local Prayer Shawl Ministry and
was a member of her local Congregational Church in Brandon, VT. In later years, she enjoyed spending
time with her family, conquering modern technology, and enjoyed her iPad to fulfill her love of reading,
games, and puzzles.
A private family service will be held at the Peck Funeral Home in Braintree, MA; and then she will be
brought to Vermont to be laid to rest at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, VT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the Pat Roche Hospice Home, 86
Turkey Hill Ln., Hingham Ma. (NVNA.ORG)
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