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Barbara A. (Mellow) Brien, 84, wife of Patrick Brien, of Gloucester, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Boston Medical Center.

Born in Gloucester on April 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George and Kathleen (McDonald) Mellow.

She was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1949. For many years, she worked as a store clerk at A&P Market and later at Walgreens until her retirement.

Barbara was very devoted to her family and especially adored the time she shared with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her four children, Linda Finlay and husband, Bruce, Michael Brien and companion, Christine Menard, Bonnie Brien, Serena Zawadzki and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Paul Sonia and companion, Amy DiChiara, Kelly Sonia and companion, Nat Skerry, Lindsay Carroll and husband, Clinton, Brian Finlay, Matthew Brien, Chelsea Zawadzki and companion, James Brown and Sophie Zawadzki; great-grandchildren, Emily, Maddison, Cameron, Noah, Katelyn, and Gino.

She was predeceased by her sister, Serena Mellow.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Monday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Contributions may be made in her name to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
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