Northborough – Albina H. “Barbara” Mancuso, of Northborough, died on her 90th birthday Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank C. Mancuso, who passed away in 2005.
Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Albin and Helen (Kalanta) Neske, and is also predeceased by her daughter, Cynthia Johnson; a brother, Walter Neske; and two sisters, Anne Plude and Julia Prindiville.
Barbara was raised in Worcester and attended the Ward School of Business for typing/speed writing instructions. She also attended seminars and lectures on personnel management and business administration at Fitchburg State College.
She worked as a Cafeteria Manager in the Northborough School Department from 1957 to 1970. She then worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare in Medicaid Quality Control before retiring in 1984.
Barbara enjoyed shopping, working in her yard, and talking with everyone she met. She was also an avid Celtics fan.
She leaves her son-in-law, Dr. Larry Johnson of Harrisville, RI, and her grandchildren, Kathleen Kwiatkoski of PA and attorney Stephen Johnson of Manhattan.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima, 244 West Main St., Northborough, followed by burial in the St. Luke Cemetery of Westborough.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
To send words of condolence to the family, please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.