Barbara Ann (Vincent) West, 71, of Westport, Massachusetts gained her angel wings on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at home, in her daughter’s arms and with loving family by her side. Her courageous soul was brought into this world on May 19, 1948. Barbara Ann was the beloved mother of the late Wendy Perry and daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Sousa) Vincent.
Barbara Ann will forever be loved and remembered by her daughter, Jessica Ann Pimental of Westport, Massachusetts and loved to the moon and back by her granddaughter, Alyssa Janae and grandson, Carter John. She also leaves behind two sisters, Janice and Brenda. Barbara Ann will be greatly missed by a host of family and many life-long friends that will cherish the memories she shared with them.
It would be wrong to say that Barbara Ann lost her battle with illness because she never stopped fighting. When anyone else would have broken, Barbara Ann stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Barbara Ann. She is no longer here with us, but it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
To know Barbara Ann was to love her. She lived life on her own terms and always marched to the beat of her own drum. In her best years, Barbara Ann’s favorite place to be was at the beach; soaking up the sun. Through the years, she became a collector of many things (many, many things), such as angels, lighthouses, and seashells. Those who know her, knew she was the doer of all things. Barbara Ann’s hands could fix and create just about anything; nothing was ever impossible, as she always found a way. In later years, Barbara Ann became devoted to prayer through various outlets, including a prayer club she created known as the Angel Club that drew prayer warriors from all over. Though she loved all these things and many others, her grandchildren were her most beloved treasures. She spent the last several years taking them on adventures, while teaching them some of her old-school tips and tricks; memories they will cherish for an eternity.
Barbara Ann was a pillar of strength; a perfect combination of passionate and hardworking, quick witted and clever, thoughtful and creative, brave and resilient. She was and always will be one heck of a woman that will remain in our hearts for eternity.
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” - Shakespeare
Barbara Ann’s family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at St. George Church, 12 Highland Ave, Westport, MA 02790. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. George Church, in her memory.
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St. George Church
12 Highland Ave, Westport MA 02790