Barbara Ann (DiMichele) Lonergan, age 67, died Sunday, July 28 surrounded by her family at home in Saugus. She was the wife of Dennis Lonergan, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in the North End of Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mary "Mickie" Sheehan and the late Matthew Sheehan. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she briefly met Julius Irving and declared him to be “very nice.” She handled financials for Meehan & Nolan Associates for more than 20 years before retiring in 2018. Barbara was a spectacular cook, an accomplished outdoorswoman, and a fantastic dancer. With her husband, she travelled to 47 countries on five continents and made friends in every one of them.
Barbara is survived by daughter Jonelle Lonergan & her husband Jared Ahern, of Stoneham. She was "Nonni" to a beloved granddaughter, Eleanor. She also leaves behind a sister, Tracy Moloney & her husband Michael, of Reading; a brother, Timothy Sheehan & his wife Janine, of Charlestown; niece Emma Moloney; and nephew Matthew Sheehan.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org, or at 1 Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.
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