Barbara E. Crossin, 83, of Grafton


Barbara E. CrossinGrafton – Barbara Crossin (O’Donnell) of Worcester, formerly of Grafton, died peacefully on Feb. 5, 2021 at the age of 83.

Barbara leaves her loving husband of 56 years, James Crossin Sr.; sons James Jr. of Holland and Daniel and his wife Amy of Grafton; and her beloved granddaughters, Megan of Holden, and Emily and Erin of Grafton.

Born 1937 in Worcester, Barbara was the daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (McCarthy) O’Donnell. Barbara graduated from Commerce High School in 1955.

She had a career as a bookkeeper, holding positions at several area institutions including the Treasurer’s Office of Worcester City Hall and The Medical Institute at Worcester City Hospital.

In 1968, she and her family moved to Grafton where she was an active member of the Grafton and St. Mary’s Parish Women’s Clubs and the Grafton PTA.

In her free time, she enjoyed painting, arts & crafts, vacationing in Hampton, N.H., traveling to Ireland, Italy, and Aruba with her husband, and spending time with her devoted friends and family.

All are welcome to gather with Barbara’s family and friends Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton, followed by the celebration of her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines observed. She will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.

A Book of Memories to share a message with Barbara’s family is available online at