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Barbara A. McFadyen

Obituary for Barbara A. McFadyen

March 10, 1940 - October 19, 2016
Bourne, Massachusetts | Age 76


Barbara A. (Stano) McFadyen, 76 of Bourne died on October 19, 2016 at her home, where she lost her 4 and a 1/2 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Harriet (Cass) McGrath and her husband John McGrath. She was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain Section of the city. She was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School, where she met the love of her life, David McFadyen, at age 14.

A former Bellingham resident, she had made her home in Bourne for the past 15 years. A proud homemaker, Barbara was devoted to her family especially to her grandchildren and her great granddaughter. Other hobbies included knitting, watching her favorite game show, Wheel of Fortune, and trips to Foxwoods.

She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 57 years, David W. McFadyen, Jr. She was the mother of Barbara Sedgeman and her husband Bruce of Hanson, and Catherine L. Porter and her husband Joseph of Middleboro, and the late David W. McFadyen, III and Michelle McFadyen. She was the sister of Harriet (Bunny) Tiorano, and the late Jane Powell. Barbara was a wonderful Nana to Heather and Matthew Sedgeman, Jessica Scurini and her husband Stephen, as well as Jake and Jacquelyn Porter. She loved being Nanny to her great granddaughter Hailey Sedgeman, who was known as "her medicine" to both family and doctors.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Sunday October 23, 2016 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union Street Rockland from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday October 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph the Worker Church 1 Maquan Street in Hanson. Burial will follow in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation 111 Stewart Ave. Bethpage, NY 11714. For directions or to share a memory on her "Tributes" page, visit


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