Barbara M. DeLang (Adams), 87, most recently of Mansfield, MA, long time resident of Canton, MA, and Winter Haven, FL, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by her five loving children.
Mrs. DeLang, known affectionately as Mom or Nana, was the loving and devoted wife of the late Gerard F. DeLang, Sr., married for 59 years, the loving mother to seven children, Gerard F. DeLang Jr. of Orlando, FL, Nancy Antonucci and her husband Bill of Mansfield, MA, Susan White of San Antonio, TX, Patricia Winberg and her husband Paul, and his children Kristy and Michael of Middleboro, MA, Lori Coppolino and her husband John of Mansfield MA, the late Robert and Ellen DeLang and her “adopted son” Richard Harding. Twelve grandchildren, Billy and Jon Antonucci (Tiffany), Ryan Fitzgerald, Erica Powell (Chad), Nicholas (Marika), Matthew (Jill), Rachel, Kendra, and Kelly White, Tommy and Mark Gilson (Danielle), and Meghan Unger (Kris). Nineteen great grandchildren: Luke, Sammy, Isaiah, Ruth, Lois, Anna, Rebekah, Esther, and Vivian Powell; Macie, Fela, Niko, Tyler, Hailey, and Zachary White; Hadley and Reagan Antonucci; Ryan and Duncan Unger. Sister of the late Joseph A. Downing and the late Patrica A. Lee, and a loving “Auntie Barbara” to numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara and her husband, Gerry raised six children in Canton during which time Barbara was very active in local politics including the League of Women Voters, Democratic Town Committee, and the first woman state appointed
Housing Authority member. She went on to enjoy a successful career as a real estate broker, which she thoroughly enjoyed. During her illustrious career, she managed the local Jack Conway real estate office and received numerous accolades for her accomplishments. She eventually moved to Winter Haven, FL to retire with Gerry where they enjoyed retirement for 24 years. After Gerry’s passing, she returned to Mansfield, Massachusetts and enjoyed spending time with her large and growing family. She was an avid Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune fan and could outsmart anyone who dared to watch with her.
Visiting hours at the Pushard Family Funeral Home on 210 Sherman Street in Canton, MA will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm. The hour between 4:00 and 5:00 pm will be reserved for those over 60 and those with underlying health conditions. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, 700 Washington St., Canton, MA with burial following at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Canton. Reception will follow and location will be announced at the funeral.
Funeral Mass and Committal Services will be live streamed during the event and will be saved at www.harborviewvideo.com/pushard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Development Office 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Online donations may be made at giving.brighamandwomens.org. Please include Barbara’s name on donations.
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