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Barbara A. (Dunbar) Grushey

July 24, 1946 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 74)



Ware - Barbara A. (Dunbar) Grushey, 74, of Ware, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at her home with her loving and devoted family by her side.  She was born in Ware, daughter of the late, George P. and Noella R. (Morin) Dunbar, and was a life-long resident of Ware.


Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, William O. Grushey; their sons, James and Jarrett of Ware, and Justin (Rachel) of Cotuit.  She will also be fondly remembered by her five grandchildren, Paige, Brooke, Cam, Quinn, and Deacon, by her brother Donald (MaryAnn) Dunbar, sisters-in-law Gwen Mitus and Heather Grigas, nieces/nephews, great-nieces/nephews, and many long-time friends.


Barbara owned and operated her own beauty salon for 25 years, where she made many friends.  She enjoyed retirement since 2012.  She and Bill owned a get-away home on Cape Cod for several years where she enjoyed the ocean and watching the birds.  Barbara was a long-time member of Mt. Carmel Church and then All Saint’s Church in Ware.  She loved her large family, including many close cousins, and took great pride in all of them and their accomplishments.


A Funeral Mass for Barbara will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:00AM. in All Saint's Church, 17 North Street in Ware.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA, 22116-7023 or at


Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Street, Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.



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Funeral Mass
June 28, 2021

11:00 AM
All Saints Church
17 North Street
Ware, MA 01082


American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023

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