In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara H. McGlew

Barbara H. McGlew, age 81, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully at Chelmsford Crossings on Monday, July 10, 2023.

She was born in Salem, MA on October 3, 1941, and was the daughter of the late John T. and Elizabeth M. (Donoghue) McGlew.

Barbara was raised in Salem, Woburn, and settled in Chelmsford at age 15 and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the Class of 1959. Barbara worked in the electronics field for many years as an assembler until her retirement in 2004. She then was a caregiver for friends and family. In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed bowling and being social. She was well known for thinking of others before herself. She was a devoted animal lover and had many pets over the years.

Barbara leaves her nephew, Mark Martin and his wife Joyce of Chelmsford; her nieces, Kim Donnelly and her husband Thomas of Lowell, and Debra Selfridge and her husband George of NH; her grandnephew, Mark Martin; her grandnieces, Alexandria Martin, Tara Donnelly, and Cheryl Dow; and her beloved friends, Lisa Dunbrack and her husband Vernon of Deltona, FL. She also leaves many, many dear friends with whom she cherished spending time.

Sadly, Barbara is predeceased by her sister, Margaret Martin and her husband Edward.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 13th at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Chapel, 96 Riverneck Rd., Chelmsford. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Animal Rescue League.