Barbara Mae Fulton-Parmenter, 78, died peacefully on October 14 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Parmenter.
Born in Attleboro on September 19, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Raymond R. and Ruth R. (King) Fulton.
Barbara has been a life-long resident of Plainville. She was a student of the first graduating class of King Phillip High school in 1959. She was a loving home maker where she raised four children and in her later years she served as the Warden of the Plainville voting polls for many years.
In Barbara’s early years she loved being at the farm, spending time with her horse. She loved camping and stock car racing with her family. In the late 70s and well into the 80s, she was involved in the Norfolk Country Fair Association and a 4-H Club Leader. Barbara was always seen at home behind a sewing machine or a pile of genealogy books and paperwork. She enjoyed researching all f her families’ history.
Barbara was a lifetime member, friend, teacher, mentor, and former chairperson to the Plainville Historical Commission. She devoted her life to looking through pictures and researching all aspects of Plainville’s history.
Barbara is survived by her four children; Lee A. Parmenter and his wife Lynne Parmenter of Monroe, NH, Marion R. Berard and husband Roland A. Berard, of Plainville, Barbara-Jo Barry of North Attleboro, and Lisa A. Marshall of Plainville and her seven grandchildren; Jaime Parmenter, Jessi Hyland and her husband Derik, Ashlee Walsh and her husband Gregory, Courtney Bravo and her husband Christopher, Cory Barry, Joshua Berard, and Thomas Marshall. She also has two great-grandchildren Blake and Kolton.
She was the sister of the late Raymond R. Fulton, Jr.
Visiting hours for Barbara’s will be Sunday, October 21st from 4pm-6pm at Sperry and McHoul Funeral Home,15 Grove Street, North Attleboro with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Plainville Historical Commission, 136 South Street, Plainville MA 02762 or the Plainville Food Pantry, Plainville United Methodist Church, 16 East Bacon Street, Plainville, MA 02762.