Obituary: W. Barbara O’Hara, 93

by | Mar 31, 2015

W. Barbara O'Hara

W. Barbara O’Hara

W. Barbara O’Hara, 93, of East Greenwich, and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully March 28, 2015. She was the wife of the late J. Louis O’ Hara. Born in West Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Kernan, Esq. and Winifred M. (McCusker) Kernan.

An elementary school teacher for 25 years, Mrs. O’Hara retired from the former Providence Street School in West Warwick. She is survived by her sons Edward F. (Deborah A. Wikander) of Lafayette, N.J., James L. (Patricia) of East Greenwich, and John F. O’Hara (Dorenne) of Lincoln; eight grandchildren Erin, Kaitlin, Meghan, Michael, Bethany, Matthew, Lindsey and Maggie; five step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Stephen P. O’Hara and four siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Warwick. Calling hours are Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241.

The online obituary and condolence page can be found here.

 

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1 Comment

  1. John 'JACK' Lancellotta

    First of all, my deepest condolences to the O’Hara Family and Friends on the loss back in 2015 of your beloved, BARBARA.From the marvels of the digital world, ( sadly & somberly) noticed here Obit in a Fb page on the ol’ Providence Street Grammar School … where Mrs. O’Hara was my 4th grade teacher.I can remember her – now some fifty-eight(58) years ago – as a very attractive and skillful elementary school teacher that even a little nine(9) year-old kid could admire ….. my GOD, this all brings back so many memories – mostly good – from the recesses of that beautiful structured neighborhood school house that carries so many wonderful years of memories for so many kids … now older adults – and their families – that we really wish one could actually experience them in some form again …May Our Blessed Risen LORD welcome Mrs. O’Hara into His Heavenly Kingdom and extend such goodness and LOVE to All ~ Amen ~ Alleluia!

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