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Barbara J. James, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Cumberland surrounded by her loving family on April 19, 2019. She was born at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital to the late Jesse Anthony and Alice Philomena (McGorrian) Bonner. Barbara was educated at St. Patrick’s School in Cumberland. She worked for Fram Corporation for many years.
She is survived by her children Patricia James, Lori McKenna and husband Thomas, John J. James Sr. and partner Judy Lambert, and Mark F. James and wife Tina. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Barbara was pre-deceased by her five siblings Mary Sullivan, Rose Bonner, James Bonner, Gertrude Edmonds, and Dorothy Robin. She was mother of the late Sandra Mailloux and Daniel James.
Barbara was known for her strength, courage, fight, and mostly for the love of her children and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday April 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM in St. Aiden's Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary, 153 Curran Road, Cumberland, RI. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30-11:00 am the morning of the Mass in St. Aiden's.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amedisys (Beacon Hospice), 1 Catamore Boulevard, East Providence, RI 02914.