Barbara Welling, 82, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, March 17, 2012. A long-time resident of Mattapoisett, Barbara was born in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. She attended Boston University, where she received her BA in music and where she met her husband of 46 years, the late Mason Welling. They settled happily in Mattapoisett and raised 4 children, George, Kathy, Mary Jane and John.
Barbara taught for many years at the East Fairhaven School and was active in the local bird club, garden club and various civic and community groups. She enjoyed the company of many friends and neighbors and will be very missed by everyone who knew her.
Barbara is survived by her children, four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and her brother Robert Keirans.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am at St. Anthony’s church in Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Mattapoisett Land Trust.
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