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Barbara Elizabeth (Healy) Ruggiero Walsh
September 27, 2022


WALSH Barbara Elizabeth (Healy) Ruggiero of Norwood and Dedham passed away peacefully on September 27th at home surrounded by family. She was the loving wife of the late Matthew J. Ruggiero for 15 years. She was the devoted mother of Matthew W. Ruggiero of Oakland, CA, Claire Ruggiero Speros and her husband Charles of Atlanta, GA, Paul Ruggiero and his wife Nancy of Braintree, and David Ruggiero and his partner Nancy of Norwood. She was later the beloved wife of the late Henry F. Walsh also for 15 years and leaves behind three step-daughters: Kathy, Patty and Eileen. Barbara enjoyed the love and companionship of 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Barbara was born and raised in Brighton and was a proud graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy. She had two sisters who she remained close to throughout her life, the late Ruth Ann Hurley and the late Joan Logan. She worked at the Dedham Town Employees Credit Union for 25 years with her sister Ruth Ann.

A period of visitation will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High Street, Dedham. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 am at St. Denis Catholic Church, 157 Washington Street, Westwood. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at Highland Cemetery, 320 Winter Street, Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Barbara’s memory to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 (

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George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home - Dedham
456 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026