Barbara C. (Wuerth) Habelt, age 77

of Quincy

Barbara C. (Wuerth) Habelt, age 77

Barbara C. (Wuerth) Habelt, age 77, of Quincy, formerly of Hingham, died, Friday, January 1, 2021 at the John Adams HealthCare Center.

Barbara was born, September 25, 1943, in Quincy, to the late Eva E. (O’Brien) and John E. Wuerth, Captain, Q.P.D., Retired. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School and the Chandler School for Women.

She had lived in Quincy for the past five years, previously in New Hampshire for several years. Prior to that, she had lived in Hingham for over forty years.

Barbara was employed as a secretary for the postal union and the Gillette Company.

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her forties, Barbara was active in MS support groups throughout the years. She also enjoyed many lifelong friendships with classmates from her Quincy upbringing.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Habelt, Sr.

Devoted mother of Thomas E. Habelt, Jr. and his wife Pauline of Quincy, and Susan J. Rafferty of Newburyport.

Loving grandmother of Shane, Cara, and Colin Rafferty.

Dear sister of Marilyn Riley and her husband Greg of Braintree and predeceased by John E. Wuerth, Jr. and Patricia J. Wuerth. Barbara is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In light of current events, funeral services were private.

For those who wish, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the John Adams Residence Council, 211 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

The Habelt family would like to acknowledge the staff of the John Adams HealthCare Center for the compassionate care provided to Barbara during these challenging times.


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  • Hi Thomas & Susan,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom

    Debra Bennett( Maiden name was Fillmore)

  • Dear Family,

    I was very sorry to see that Barbara has gone home to God. We were neighbors on the 5th floor of Brookdale/Quincy Bay for a few years. We belonged to the Knitting Group together as well.

    Jonlyn Riley visits me as her mother and I were best friends, and she was the one to tell me that Aunt Marilyn Riley was Barb’s sister. Still a small world. I also remembered Captain Wuerth from my days of working for the City Of Quincy.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers along with Barbara. May she rest in peace.

    Sincere Condolences, Millie Cox

  • Tom and Susan so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother sincerely The McCann Family