Barbara Louise Miliano passed away after a battle with COVID-19 on Tuesday April 21. The beloved wife of Richard Miliano, she was 80 years old. Barbara was born in Lynn and raised and educated in Saugus as the youngest daughter of the late Ralph and Edith Robie.
Barbara’s life revolved around her family and she was a devoted wife, mother, and nana. She was able to balance it all, being a personal taxi driver and attending numerous family activities and sporting events. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and she was proud to be their number one cheerleader. Her care and compassion was felt by many people outside her family; she was a true care giver and worked as a home health aide for many years.
Barbara also found time for herself and enjoyed bowling, exercising at the YMCA, reading, gardening, family dinners, and exploring Europe with her husband Richard. Her favorite place to visit was St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands --- so many photo albums! Barbara will always be remembered for her devotion to her family.
Barbara was the wife of the late Richard Miliano. She was the loving mother of her blended family: Karen and Dan Teven, Tina and James Crawford, Steven and Keith Roach, Kathleen Manning, Donna and Tim Desmond, Stephen Miliano and his late wife Mary, and Thomas and Robyn Miliano. Barbara was the sister of Shirley Caproni of Peabody, and Phyllis D’Amico of Woburn. She was pre-deceased by her siblings Norma Nadeau, and John and James Robie. She loved being a nana to her 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, Main St., Woburn on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barbara’s name may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.