Barbara May Raftery

Grafton, N.H. — Barbara May Raftery, 89, of Grafton and formerly of Hopkinton, Mass. passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. She was born in Bridgewater, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1924, to the late Margaret E. (Parnaby) and John W. Bassett. Barbara was married to the late Wilbur M. Raftery, Jr. on May 13, 1945, and resided for more than 50 years in Hopkinton. For many years she was a baker for the Hopkinton school lunch program. She enjoyed her family, friends, sewing, baking, reading and helping others.

She was the loving mother of three daughters, Donna Raftery Harris of Grafton, Mass., Diane Raftery of Framingham, Mass., and Debra Snow of Grafton, N.H. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Dexter Snow of Grafton, N.H., Albert Harris of Grafton, Mass., Diane’s long-time partner John Pasciuti of Framingham, Mass.; six of her seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

Please join us for a celebration of Barbara’s life on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Canaan United Methodist Church, 1150 US Route 4, Canaan, N.H. Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canaan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 463, Canaan, NH 03741 or to the Hospice Program at the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Rd., New London, NH 03257