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“Michael and Joanne,My deepest condolences and sympathy to you and the rest of the family. Your mo was always a light in the lunchroom. Know that...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: ann-louise harris - MN

“Barbara was a lovely person. (I often included a visit with her when I would go visit dad.) I'll miss her beautiful smile. Mom and Dad send their...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lynne Cassinari - Reading, MA

“May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this difficult time. ”
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4 of 12 | Posted by: DAVID SHERRY - STUART, FL

“I am very sorry to the friends and family for the loss. Soon there will come a time when we will never have to grieve the loss of a loved one in...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“BE Coole.... I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember that Christmas when she welcomed me into her home with all of you. She made me feel so...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Nohe - Augusta, GA

“Dear Barbara-Ellen, Amanda & Joe:I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You were so lucky to have had her in your grown-up lives and to share...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patrick Stiriti - Edgartown, MA

“Barbara was a wonderful woman. My prayerful condolences to all the family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Fr. Tom Gillespie - Ayer, MA

“Dear Coole Family,My sincerest and deepest condolences. Barbara and Sim were best of friends to my parents . They thought enough of them to make them...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: James McHugh - Naples, FL

“May God's love shine upon you all and know that you are in our prayers. She is happy to be with Uncle Sim. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mary and John Barry - Newtown, CT

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Coole family. May peace and love surround you at this difficult time. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda VanEmburgh

“My deepest condolences to all of your family. Mrs. Coole always had a smile for kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Whitcomb Lapin - Littleton

Barbara (Fagan) Coole, 92, of Littleton, passed away on June 29, 2016, at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton.  Born in Watertown, MA, on January 19, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Dolan) Fagan, and she was the wife of the late Simeon Coole, Jr., who died in 1983.  She grew up in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School, class of 1941.  She married Simeon in 1945, and they made their home in Watertown before moving to Littleton in 1956.  Barbara worked in the Littleton Middle school as a Cafeteria Manager while raising her children, and later worked at Digital Equipment Corporation before retiring in 1987.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Church and St. Anne’s Sodality.  She belonged to a bowling league and enjoyed playing cards, bingo, knitting and dancing.  She was also an avid reader.


Mrs. Coole is survived by her children Robert Coole and his wife Ruth of Windham, NH, Barbara-Ellen Connerney and her husband Joseph of Maynard, Joanne Gorham of Chelmsford, Michael Coole and his wife Patricia of Littleton, David Coole and his companion Amy Gardner of Pepperell, with 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


She was predeceased in death by her brothers Arthur and James Fagan, and her son-in-law David Gorham.


Visiting hours will be at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, from

4:00 – 8:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Church, 75 King Street, on Wednesday, July 6, at 9:00 AM.