Barbara Lepere – Smithfield

Barbara Lepere – Smithfield

Barbara (Higgins) Lepere, 87, a Smithfield resident since 1958, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of the late Walter S. and Alice M. (Rocewich) Higgins.

Barbara was a hairdresser for 10 years before retiring in 1968 to raise her family. Her family fondly remembers her as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was the mother of Louis W. Lepere and his wife, Amanda, of East Greenwich, and Walter S. Lepere and his wife, Marie-Josee Rivard, of Essex Junction, Vt.

She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Mallory Lepere, Alexandria Lopardo, Katie White, Justin Caparco, Nicholas Lepere, Emma Lepere, Jackson Lepere, Sara Lepere, Mila Lepere and two great-grandchildren, Hunter White and Monty Lopardo. She was the aunt of Christine Pecora-Pia and was the sister of the late Caron C. Pennachio.

Her funeral and burial were private.

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