Barbara J. Minnucci, 84, of Marlborough


Marlborough – Barbara J. (Lange) Minnucci, 84, of Marlborough, died peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2015, surrounded by her family, at Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. She was the wife of the late Thomas Minnucci, who passed away in 2014.

Born in Houghton, Mich,, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Kate (Saari) Lange. She was raised in Houghton and after graduation from high school, she moved to Southborough and went to work for the former Deerfoot Farms, where she meet her husband Tom. They were soon married and she became a homemaker.

Barbara enjoyed cooking Italian foods which she learned from her mother in law and became quite good at it. As a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her greatest joy was caring for her family and spending time with them all.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ludwig and her husband Donald of Marlborough; her grandchildren, Christine Ludwig of Boston and James Ludwig of Arlington, Va.; her brothers-in-law, C. John Minnucci and his wife Nancy of Upton, Raymond Minnucci and his wife Betty of Southborough, Rudy Minnucci and his wife Moira of Shrewsbury, and Olivio Minnucci and his wife Gigi of Framingham; and her sisters-in-law, Esther Putnam and her husband John of Grafton and Ruth Minnucci of Marlborough.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 4-8 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 (

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