Barbara Roper

Catherina Barbara (Murphy) Roper passed away peacefully on August 11, 2016 at the Bostonian Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Dorchester, MA. Barbara was born in Crookstown, Co. Cork, Ireland.  She graduated from university and sailed to Boston, MA in 1958. While working as the comptroller at the old Shawmut Bank, she met the love of her life, George, at the dances at The Intercolonial on Dudley Street.  They married on October 6th, 1961. Married for almost 55 years, they were inseparable. They were blessed with four children, raising their family on Ashmont Hill in Dorchester.

Barbara was a loving wife and a devoted mother & grandmother to her children & seven grandchildren. She is survived by her adoring husband & best friend, George of Dorchester, MA; daughter Ann Roper Quinn & her partner Vincent Drago of Canton, sons George & his wife Kathleen of E. Bridgewater, Sean & his wife Kristen of Quincy, Michael & his wife Jodie of Quincy and her beloved grandchildren; Caroline Quinn, Cormac & Anya Roper; John, Matthew & James Roper; Liam Roper.

She is also survived by her brother Denis & his wife Mary Murphy of England. She was preceded in death by her parents, Catherina & Patrick Murphy, sisters Agnes Murphy & Philomena Jarecki, & brother, Anthony Murphy. In addition to her family, she is survived by so many friends and neighbors and she will be sorely missed by the Boston Irish community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, Dorchester, MA Monday, August 15th at 10:00 am. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., Dorchester Lower Mills, Sunday 2:00-6:00 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4780 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.