Margaret Louise (Barry) Spero, age 95

of Braintree

Margaret Louise (Barry) Spero, age 95

Braintree, Margaret Louise (Barry) Spero, age 95, recently of Norwell, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully, after a long illness on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the comfort of her loving family.

She was born in Boston to the late Joseph B. and Margaret (Devine) Barry, who had immigrated from Ireland. Raised and educated in Boston, she was a graduate of the former Girls’ High School and had taken courses at Boston University. She had lived in Braintree for forty-two years before moving to Norwell in 2015.

Margaret was a homemaker who was devoted to her family and her faith. She had also worked as the secretary for the family masonry business.

She was a wonderful woman who touched many lives with her beautiful smile and her loving nature.

Beloved wife of the late Michael J. Spero.

Devoted mother of Marianne Spero Patarino and her husband Frank of Norwell, Michael J. Spero, Jr., Braintree Police Department, Retired and his wife Debbie of Braintree, and Margaret Spero Lutz and her husband Eric of Canton.

Loving grandmother of Alexandra and Frank Patarino, Justin Murphy, Mark, Julie, and Derek Lutz.

Much loved sister of the late Mary K. Barry.

Dear sister-in-law of Lydia Spero of Lexington.

Niece of the late Monsignor William J. Devine.

Cousin of Monsignor Michael Devine of Clearwater, Florida and late Reverend William G. Devine, SJ.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, February 16th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth Landing at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Friday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities of Boston, 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Thoughts and prayers to your family.
    May the Angels carry her into the arms of God.
    Such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile.
    Stephen and Emilie Fantasia

  • Rest in Peace, dear Mrs. Spero. Such a kind and compassionate Lady.
    I always remember afternoons at your home on Dale Avenue when we
    all attended Adams School. You made all of us feel so welcome!
    You greeted us with a big smile and open arms. Michael, Marianne,
    Margie and all of your beautiful family, may all the loving memories
    stay in your hearts always.


  • Margaret
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I certainly hope it will be of comfort to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. A wonderful life lived with many fond memories of a grand lady..

  • Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Dianne Hurley

  • Margaret,
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Dr Adcock

  • Rest in peace Mrs.Spero

  • Marianne, I just saw on the Archie’s Class of ‘73 FB Page that you had just lost your mother. I send my deepest sympathy & will include you & your family in my prayers.

  • Margaret,and Family,
    I so sorry for the lost if your Mother what a lovely women.
    I had heard so many stories about her, so glad Margaret shared with me..

    God Bless to all
    I will keep you in my prayers.

  • To: Mike and family
    From: The Maier family

    Wish to extend our feelings of sympathy to Mike for all his kindness to Kay in snow situations and enjoyed speaking to his lovely mother on the phone.

    I know she is in heaven and we will pray for her.

    Kay and family