Somerville Remembering Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret on her passing this past week.

Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret was a wonderful person with many friends and relatives here in the city.

Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret will be sadly missed here in Somerville.


Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret
October 31, 1929 – January 25, 2019
Saugus, Massachusetts

Barbara P. (Geary) Rinfret, of Saugus, Jan. 25, 2019, at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. Rinfret with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Patricia Milligan and her late husband James of Melrose, Francine Rinfret-Cronin and her husband David Cronin of Marblehead, Jeanne Rinfret of Malden, Denise Rinfret of Boston, Suzanne Rinfret of Somerville, Marie Rinfret of Winthrop, and the late Jacqueline Rinfret. Dear sister of Mary Mullen and her late husband Robert of Dennis, the late Joseph Geary, Theresa O’Connor, John Geary, her twin brother Coleman Geary, and Joan Slattery. Cherished grandmother “Mimi” of Frank Milligan, Joseph Milligan and his wife Jennifer, Peter Milligan and his wife Jennifer, Matthew Cronin and his wife Eve, Brianna Kolodny and her husband David, Courtney Cronin and her partner Owen Murphy, Timothy Cronin and his wife Nicole, Melanie Ebert-Winberg and her husband Eric, Alicia Ebert-Wyatt and her husband Peter, Otavia Tropeano, Bianca Tropeano, Elvio Tropeano, Alessio Tropeano, Xavieria Donovan and her husband Abraham, and Austin Silvestri. Loving great-grandmother of James, William, Noah, Oliver, Oisin, Caoimhe, Jonathan, Declan, Madison, Alexandria, and Cecily.

Relatives and friends will gather in honor of Barbara’s life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4-8pm, and again on Friday at 9am before leaving in procession to the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose for her Funeral Mass celebrated at 10am.

Interment at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For online tribute, or directions visit

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