Barbara WilsonNovember 24,2012
BARRE — Barbara “Bobsy” McGoff Wilson, 78, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer.
She was born in Barre Oct. 31, 1934, daughter of the late Charles and Maxine (Coravillas) Griffin. She attended schools there and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre.
She married Morton “Dewey” McGoff, of Cabot, on April 7, 1956. He predeceased her. She married the second love of her life, Richard Wilson, of Barre, on May 11, 1981.
Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Robert McGoff, of Colchester, Conn., and two daughters, Bambi McGoff, of Colchester, Conn., and Wendy Hacker and her husband, David, of Fairfield, Conn.; a stepson, David Wilson, and his wife, Tracey; a stepdaughter, Debbie Watson, and her husband, Scott; 13 grandchildren, James Stone Jr., Jenny Stone McMahon, Tiffannee Kelsey McGoff, Kelsey McGoff LaBelle, Erin McGoff, Brendan McGoff, Kyleigh Hacker, Kenneth Hacker, Kristina Hacker, Kristina Watson, Heather Watson, Garrett Wilson, Cooper Wilson and two great-granddaughters, Molly Jo McMahon and Skylar Villas Hacker; two sisters, Joyce St. Francis, of Burlington, and Claire Simmons, of Rhode Island; a brother, Charles “Skip” Griffin Jr., of Oceanside, Calif. She was predeceased by her sister Carole Bernasconi, of Barre. She also leaves cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was loved by all for her wit. Family and friends will remember her as a fun practical joker. Bobsy was also a member of the Federated Church working on the Holly Fair’s popular Nature Nook. For several years she was the housekeeping manager for the Griswold Inn. She lived by the motto “To live in the hearts of others …”
Her graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family at Hope Cemetery in Barre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local American Cancer Society. The Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich, Conn., has been entrusted with her arrangements. For an online obituary, to share a condolence or to light a candle please visit www.cummings-gagnefh.com.
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