Barbara Ann (Foley) Pickering

Barbara Ann (Foley) Pickering, age 81, of Braintree, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday November 18, 2017. She was born in Boston to the late Patrick and Annie (McGinley) Foley. She lived in Randolph, and in Braintree for almost fifty years with wonderful friends and neighbors.

Barbara was a longtime, active member of St Thomas Moore Parish in Braintree where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She worked at John Hancock in Boston and later at Filene’s and Macys for over twenty years where she was a Diamond Employee. Barbara loved to spend time at the beach with family and friends, She enjoyed shopping so much that she was given the nickname “Mrs. Filene’s”. Barbara was most devoted to her family, especially her wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved wife of Charles Pickering Jr. for over fifty seven years. Devoted mother to Mary Benvie and her husband Brian of Norton, Charles Pickering and his wife Maureen of Brea, CA, Patricia Livorsi and her husband John of Westford, Anne Marie Papajiannis and her husband Paul of Norwell, Eileen Schoener and her husband Neil of West Yarmouth, Susan Gildea and her husband Matthew of Medina, OH, Jennifer Gibbs and her husband Richard of Walpole, and Stephen Pickering and his wife Deborah of North Adams. Loving grandmother to twenty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also the only sister to the Reverend Thomas C. Foley who resides at Regina Cleri in Boston, the late John Foley of Milton, the late Francis Foley of Quincy, William Foley of Milton, the late James Foley of Quincy, Bernard Foley of Delaware and Richard Foley of Canton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ann’s Church, 243 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday, November 25 at 11:00am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452