Monson- Barbara Jean (Cantwell) Cogburn (89) was born January 3, 1932 in Thorndike, MA the sixth child of James and Ruth (Johnson) Cantwell. Barbara was raised in Monson and a graduate of Monson High School class of 1949. After graduating Barbara worked at Zero Corp. for many years. She then decided to follow her oldest brother, James to the “Golden State” where she met the love of her life Carl Eugene Cogburn. They moved to Clyde, NC where they made their home. Barbara worked for Smokey Mountain Rehab as an Executive Secretary. After retirement and the passing of her husband Barbara returned to Monson where she was surrounded by family. Barbara was a communicant of St. Cecelia Church in Wilbraham, and the Monson Senior Center. She enjoyed cards, bingo and was always up for a trip to the Casino.
Barbara leaves nieces and nephews as well as extended family members and friends.
A Memorial Mass and graveside service will be held at a later date.
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Services are to be announced