Barbara Ann (Boyle) King

Barbara Ann (Boyle) King, 76 years old, died in her home, on Sunday morning, March 16, 2014. Barbara was the wife of 51 years of William E. King.

Born in Boston, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Reid) Boyle. She was a 1955 graduate of Taunton High School. She was a very active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, in Taunton. For over 22 years Barbara was the executive director of the Taunton Girls Club before retiring. Barbara was an active member of the Taunton Lions Club and was awarded the Melvin Jones fellow in 1996. She was awarded the Women of the Year in 2000 from the Taunton Business and Professional Women’s Club. For over 47 years she and her family had a summer home in Mattapoisett and considered herself a Crescent Beach” Beach Bum”. Barbara was also for many years a hostess at Benjamin’s Restaurant. Her greatest love where her family, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband Bill of Taunton she is survived by her children Nancy (King) Arcuri and her husband John of Marion, Elizabeth (King) Gazaille and her husband Keith of Swansea and David King and his wife Melissa of Raynham. She is the loving grandmother of Lauren, John-Paul, Ashley, Avery and Liberty.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 140 High Street, Taunton, on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8PM, in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South) Taunton.

Donations in Barbara’s memory maybe made to: Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, c/o DPG William Murphy, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.

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