Kathy M. Barboza

Kathleen “Kathy” M. Barboza, 65, of Cumberland passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was the wife of Arthur J. Barboza to whom she was married 45 years.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Jeannie C. (Mackenzie) Colvin. Kathy liked being outdoors, gardening, going to the beach, sitting by the pool and music. She also enjoyed simply sitting on her deck admiring the sounds of nature in her backyard. She liked reading books and going to the theater.  She was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.  Kathy and Arthur loved spending time with their grandchildren and attending their activities.

Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Christopher Barboza and his wife Lori of Cranston, David Barboza of Cumberland, two grandchildren, Christopher, Jr. and Nicolina Barboza, three sisters, Patricia A. Marcoullier & her husband James of South Carolina, Judith L. Dunn & her husband Larry of Connecticut, Jennifer L. Colvin & her wife Jen of Georgia, three brothers, Robert W. Colvin & his wife Joann of Ohio, Paul J. Colvin & Paula of Massachusetts and James M. Colvin of Michigan.  She was the sister of the late Edward M. Colvin and William C. Colvin.

A committal service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, East Providence. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. In lieu of flowers contributions to  St. Jude’s Children Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 would be appreciated.


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