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Barbara L. (Petit) Sinkis

January 13, 1934 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 86)


Heaven gained a special angel as Barbara L. (Petit) Sinkis passed away on Saturday May 9, 2020 at Care One of Millbury from complications related to COVID-19. She was born in Worcester, MA on January 13, 1934.

She leaves her loving husband of sixty-seven years Chester Sinkis, her sons Stephen Sinkis of E. Brookfield, Mark Sinkis and wife Carol of No. Oxford, Chester Sinkis of Brookfield, and David C. Sinkis of Terrell, TX (formerly N. Oxford, MA) who passed away in 2013, and her daughters Debra Wyszynski and husband Konrad of Oxford, Donna Korp and husband Arthur of Worcester, Cathy Laskowski and husband Benjamin of Webster, Barbara (Bonnie) Harden and husband John of Dudley, Laurie Baarda and husband Richard of Webster and Kim Brassard of Oxford, and her grandchildren Michael Wyszynski who passed away in 1997, Justin Wyszynski, Kristin Santerre, Meagan Brousseau, Stevie Sinkis, Chelsea Korp, Tiffany Rivera, Matthew Laskowski, Brian Harden, Kevin Harden, Nicole Baarda, Danielle Baarda, Lindsey Baarda, Jacklyn Los, Davie Sinkis, Dean Brassard, Mandy Brassard,  and 15 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Archie and Lois (Hartley) Petit of Worcester, and her brothers Phillip, Robert and Allen, her sister-in-laws Marie and Carleen Petit and brother-in-law Benas Sinkis, and leaves her sister Shirley Sinkis and husband Al of Oxford, brother Richard Petit of Auburn and sister-in-laws Eileen and Paula Petit of Worcester and Deborah Sinkis of Auburn. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many loving friends.

For years she worked at Marvin Richmond Studios in the film processing laboratory and then worked and retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Call Director Agent. After retirement she and Chester enjoyed many years camping at Lake Dean campground spending time with family and friends, having cookouts, sitting by the campfire listening to music, and sitting by the beach. Then they relocated to No. Fort Myers FL, and enjoyed severals years making new friends, enjoyed senior activites and having family visit them there. They moved back home to Oxford where they have enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy, she enjoyed  cooking and baking, family cookouts, listening to music, spending time at the lake and ocean, loved dancing and going to events that had Polka music.

There will be no calling hours and when time allows due to the COVID-19 there will be a Celebration of Life luncheon planned for family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Care One of Millbury and Ascend Hospice of Marlborough.

To all of the staff at Care One of Millbury especially the nurses, aids and residents, and the Ascend Hospice team, we cannot thank you enough for your support, prayers, dedication, thoughtfulness, and loving compassion during this very difficult time.

The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA has been entrusted with her arrangements. A guest book is available at where you may offer condolences or light a candle in remembrance of Barbara.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara L. (Petit) Sinkis, please visit our floral store.


Services are to be announced


CareOne Millbury
312 Millbury Avenue, Millbury MA 01527

Ascend Hospice
100 Locke Drive, Marlborough MA 01752

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