ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barbara Tinsley, 69 years old, born on April 12, 1951, and passed away on April 11, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Ann Taylor on June 3, 2021
Mickey and family, so very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was loved as the good Nurse she was and a great friend… she loved her family and was so proud of you all. May your memories of her love comfort you in this really tough time, God Bless her

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Posted by Ann Taylor on June 3, 2021
Mickey and family, so very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was loved as the good Nurse she was and a great friend… she loved her family and was so proud of you all. May your memories of her love comfort you in this really tough time, God Bless her
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Barbara was a devoted mother, loving grandmother, career nurse and lover of life.  She spent many of her days taking care of others and being close to her family. She was raised in Arlington, Massachusetts where she attended Arlington High School. 

Barbara grew up surrounded by her loving parents John and Gertrude Curley, her brother Jack and a large extended family with a lot of cousins. Barbara is fondly remembered for her beautiful smile, an infectious laugh, long blonde banana curls and being life long lover of animals and social justice. Barbara never met a dog she wouldn’t adopt or a shelter to support.

She received her RN from New England Baptist. Barbara’s career took her to New Hampshire where she became a nurse anesthetist and met her late husband Dr. “Mickey” Woodrow F. Tinsley Jr. The two lived in South Carolina until his passing. Barbara and her husband had one child, “Mickey” Woodrow Fike Tinsley III.

Barbara continued her nursing career in Tyngsboro, MA and finally Connecticut in supervisory roles for hospitals.

Barbara had a true love of the movies. Growing up watching westerns set the stage for a lifelong love of the visual arts and fondly enjoyed new Marvel releases.

She dabbled in and had a great appreciation of photography, particularly nature and wildlife. Barbara also enjoyed world travel, beach days a good restaurant, books, politics, and SCUBA diving.

Barbara’s life changed forever when she became a grandmother or “Grangry” as her grandchildren Bryson Belle and Rowen affectionately called her. Volumes could be written about her relationship with her grandchildren. She would often comment about the delight her grandchildren gave her.

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Barbara always brought her youthful spirit and unmistakable smile when sharing her light with us. We will always remember how much she loved her family and treasured every moment together.

We love Barbara and her zeal for being in on the family adventure - walkers don’t work on beach sand, or on boats with dance floors… but, those things didn’t stop Barb’ from being in the moment with us. She taught us that the best thing in life is being together and sharing moments as a family.

Barb loved to share and had a live out loud way of storytelling, and rich stories that would catch you off guard and make you laugh in both surprise and amazement.

We will always remember her kind heart, bright spirit and passion for making memories with us.

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