VINITSKY, Barbara J. (Curley). In Dorchester, formerly of South Boston and Plymouth, died peacefully watching the Red Sox surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2019.
Beloved wife of 44 years to Francis X. Vinitsky.
Loving mother of Eric S. and his wife Susan Vinitsky of Sqauntum, Amanda K. Vinitsky, Mary Kate Vinitsky of Plymouth, and Kevin F. and his wife Kelly Vinitsky of Weymouth.
Devoted "Nana" of Max, Michael, Cora, Billy, Dylan, James, and Amelia.
Daughter of the late Francis and Eleanor (Grant) Curley.
Daughter-in-law of Alice Vinitsky of Falmouth and the late Charles Vinitsky.
Sister of Phyllis Bocon of Panama City, Florida, and the late Cathy Kelly, John Curley, Francis Curley, and Thomas Curley.
Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Barbara's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4pm - 8pm.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 11am.
Raised in South Boston, Barbara graduated from South Boston High School in 1970 and went on to earn her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State in 1974.
Barbara was a retired social worker for Head Start in Plymouth and was fondly remembered for teaching her students how to properly raise and lower the American flag outside of the school daily, displaying her true patriotism.
She was also a passionate Red Sox fan, avid reader, who was talented at crocheting. More than anything she enjoyed being a loving "Nana" to her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to Homes for Our Troops 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780.