Barbara Mary (Tyrrell) Belamarich, 93, formerly of Wayland, died peacefully and comfortably under the care of her family on November 24, 2022 following a period of declining health.
She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 28, 1929 the daughter of the late Patrick Tyrrell and Anna (Smith) Tyrrell.
Barbara was the wife of the late Dr. Frank A. Belamarich who died on May 20, 1976.
She was the devoted mother to her four sons; Peter F. Belamarich and his wife Keiko Narahashi of NYC, NY; Mark P Belamarich and his wife Dianne of Falmouth; Matthew T. Belamarich and his wife Linda of Newton and Thomas J. Belamarich and his wife Bernice of Brookline. Cherished grandmother of Micah Belamarich and his wife Jackie; Joy Belamarich and her partner Robin; Patrick Belamarich and his wife Kara; Julia Belamarich and her partner Kyle; Stanford Belamarich; Marika Belamarich and Camilla Belamarich. Great-grandmother of Charlie Belamarich. Sister of Helen Dugan of New Jersey.
Barbara spent her formative years in Jersey City, New Jersey and, for over 46 years, lived in Wayland where she raised her family. She lived for several years at Goddard House in Brookline before moving to Framingham four years ago.
She had a long and distinguished career as the Administrative Assistant to the President of Regis College in Weston.
Barbara was an incredibly loving, caring, and kind mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a remarkable woman and cherished companion to her beloved husband Frank. Family summers were spent in Woods Hole and while Frank worked at the Marine Biological Labs, Barbara packed multiple beach lunches and brought her four sons to the beach. She had seemingly endless energy.
After the early loss of Frank, Barbara was left with 4 boys to raise alone, 3 still in high school. Despite many hard challenges in her life, she maintained a positive energy and enthusiasm that is a powerful inspiration and legacy for her family. Barbara adored her sons and had a close and loving bond with each of their wives, accepting her new daughters with joy. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and brought them on weekly adventures to the Children’s Museum, Drumlin Farm, Honeypot Hill Orchards, movies, playgrounds, and the ocean. She shared so many everyday pleasures, with long afternoons spent baking together and playing Candyland, Uno, and Trouble. The holidays she hosted for her growing family were magical. Meals were prepared with love, she was a gifted cook and baker, and the dessert tables seemed endless.
In her older years she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. She pushed forward to meet the challenge with her characteristic grace and determination. She continued to find joy in everyday pleasures, and to nurture and cherish her rich network of friends and family. She remained ready for adventure, a dinner, a glass of wine, a walk, and always her daily dose of ice-cream. She was the heart of her family.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rt 30), Wayland.
On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 10:30, family and friends are invited to go directly to Good Shepherd Parish at St. Zepherin Church, 99 Main St (Rt 27), Wayland for Barbara’s Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment to follow in St. Zepherin Cemetery, Wayland.
For those who desire, gifts in Barbara’s memory may sent to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741.