Barbara L. (McManus) Gaulin
91, of Cranston and Roy Carpenter’s Beach Matunuck, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 2, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Riverview Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Irving F. Gaulin.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of late James and Helena (Farrell) McManus and step daughter of Albert Roberti. She was a waitress at many places including the Windjammer & Palladium at Rocky Point, the Riviera, Al & Irene’s Diner, and Don’s Restaurant. She loved traveling all over the world with Irving and their friends and relatives. Her greatest joy was being around and helping her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends especially her extended family at Roy’s. She was a wonderful caregiver and second Mom to many, she loved dancing, a good party and enjoyed doing her word search puzzles.
She is survived by her children Lynn & Edward Dinucci, Thomas (Ret. CPD) & Joyce Gaulin, George (Ret. AC CFD) & Joyce Gaulin, Dorothy & Michael Battcock, Susan & Walter Proffit and daughter-in-law Colleen Gaulin. She was predeceased by her son Joseph (Ret. CO RIDOC).
She also leaves her 12 grandchildren Leigh Campo, Jonathan Dinucci (Jenn), Kimberly Martinous, Timothy Gaulin (Tanya), Jaime Ferretti (Dameian), Brianne Hancy (Justin), Sarah (Roma), Joey (Sabrina), Ryan (Michelle) Gaulin, Daniel Battcock, Jerry (Lora) and Shayna Lepore and 22 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Deignan. She also leaves her sister in law’s Mary Ann Palazini and her husband Norman, Barbara, Nancy and Thelma Gaulin and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Hope Nursing Home Care especially Karen Chaca, Riverview Health Center and Continuum Hospice and Palliative Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 8th at 10:00am in St Paul Church 30 Warwick Ave Cranston. Per Barbara’s wishes there will be no calling hours and her burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 3 year old Emerson Lucier her great, great, great niece who is battling AML. Checks can be made out to Kerri Lucier 13 Jennifer Lane Coventry, R.I. 02816
John and Bambi McQuaid and family - 03/04/2019
We are sorry for your loss. We all love Barbara very much.
Kevin Cahill - 03/04/2019
Pat Pyne - 03/04/2019
To Lynn and family my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You are all in my prayers at this most difficult time.
Jean and Tom Kanaczet - 03/04/2019
Dear Gaulin family, Our condolences on the loss of your Mom. We will always remember Barbara with her wonderful smile, having so much fun at RCB. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wendy Cafferty Lucas - 03/04/2019
There are NO WORDS. ..because no matter how old or how ill they get, there is never an easy way to say Goodbye to someone you love. I have known her since I was a little girl at RCB. She was one of the strongest....toughest women I have ever met...AND one of the most fun-loving women too! She loved the beach...and partying with friends and family! She was also an active volunteer and ran Bingo every Monday night when I was a kid. She was large and in charge with her children...and had the greatest laugh and smile! I loved her!.❤ I find great comfort in knowing that after a great life she is back with the love of her life Irving. She missed him so much! (Don't we all?) I have no doubt that both he and her son Joe were waiting with open arms to Welcome her into Heaven. She loved all of you so much...and will absolutely be watching over each and every one of you, arm in arm with Irving smiling with pride over the beautiful family they've created. ((Hugs )) Wendy
Paul W. Cahill - 03/05/2019
Brenda Russell (Avaya) - 03/05/2019
Sue and family I'm so sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family.
Phil and Sandra Healey - 03/05/2019
We would like to express our deepest condolences to all of her family. Barbara was a wonderful and kind woman, always so welcoming to all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest peacefully, Barbara.
Bruce and Barbara Picard - 03/05/2019
Lynn, Dottie, Sue, Tom and George and all of Barbara's family we are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was very important to us and she will be missed
Ernie Delmonico - 03/05/2019
Gaulin family please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of you Mom
May she Rest In Peace
John O'Leary - 03/06/2019
To the Gaulin family, Ann and I send our condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. What a wonderful legacy she leaves in her family. We hope that happy memories will help to reduce any sorrow that you experiencing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and all of you at this sad time.
Sue and Ed Sovis - 03/06/2019
We're so sorry for your loss. Such a legacy your Mom and Gramma has had. We hope your memories of her will comfort you as well as all our prayers.
Tom Luther - 03/06/2019
To George, Tommy and the rest of the Gaulin family please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mom, grandmother, great grandmother.
Donna & Chuck Cobb - 03/06/2019
Tom, Kim, Tim, Storm & Maddie,
Sorry for your loss.
RICHARD and Elaine GALLO - 03/07/2019
To Tom,George and The Entire Gaulin Family:
My self and Elaine are so sorry for the loss of your MOM. Our prayers and thought's are with you.
Richard and Elaine Gallo
Carol & Craig Goding - 03/07/2019
To All the Gaulin Family:
We are so sorry for your loss! What an incredible woman she was! Heaven has a new Angel, that's for sure! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time! 🙏💕🙏
Dick and Chris Gaiero - 03/07/2019
Barbara was such a wonderful and amazing person and she will truly be missed. We will always treasure the fond memories we have of her. Our deepest condolences.