Laconia—-Barbara Ann Mullis,81, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis HealthCare after battling cancer.
Barbara was born in Lynn, Mass., the only daughter of the late Evelyn C. (Morrill) and Harry Mullis, Jr.
She is survived by many cousins from Arlington, Danvers and Salem, Massachusetts, California and Florida. Close friends who watched over her were, Fran Janosco of Clinton, Massachusetts, Donna L. Gentile and Glenda J. Smith, both of McMinnvile, Oregon and Lynne Morrill of Woburn, Massachusetts.
She was a graduate of Lynn High School, Hickox Secretarial School and Bryant and Stratton. Barbara worked at Technology Instrument Corp., Arthur D. Little and Ledgemont Lab in Lexington, Massachusetts where she was secretary to the president of General Oceanology until she retired.
She moved to Laconia, N.H. in 1970. She had a love for music and playing the organ. She enjoyed water skiing, roller skating, snowmobiling and flying an airplane at Lake Aircraft, Laconia Airport.
Working part-time jobs at Wal-Mart and Weirs Beach Gift Shops, she was always making new friends. Barbara enjoyed her Tuesday morning coffee hour, meeting her friends at Hannaford. Barbara loved her Boston Terriers who were great companions to her over the years.
Barbara was the church organist for 20 years at St. Timothy’s Parish, Bristol, N.H. She enjoyed traveling and visiting many of her friends, with whom she worked and stayed in touch with for many years.
Barbara was a parishioner and organist for St. Helena’s Catholic Church.
Many thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, Genesis HealthCare, Hospice and the Eucharistic ministers who had cared for her.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Central N.H. VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.