Delia Barnes - Machore

Delia Barnes - Machore

July 6th, 1936 October 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Delia Barnes - Machore

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother Delia Barnes Machore, age 83 on October 12th, 2019. Due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease Delia passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born in 1936 in Costa Rica. She migrated to Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 20 and later became a citizen of the United States. In 1970 she married John Machore.
Delia was a fun, loving and warm person. An avid reader of love novels and biographies, she also took delight in action movies. She worked as a homemaker and for many years as a CNA caring for the elderly. After she retired, she worked part time at an assisted living facility and spent her free time as a member of the North Cambridge Senior Center where she enjoyed various field trips. She took an interest in crocheting and collecting dolls. Our mother’s love for people also extended itself to animals as we cared for everything from birds, cats, dogs, fish and hamsters in our pet friendly home. She was often known as “The lady with the little dog”.
She is survived by her four daughters, Rosina Gaye, Ana Barnes, Karen Everard and Stephanie Machore and her two sons, Handel Barnes and John Barnes. Also survived by 7 loving grandchildren and 2 loving great grand-children. Delia will be missed by her high-spirited personality, her laughter, her savory meals and most importantly her friendship.
A memorial service will be held in the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts Ave., N. Cambridge, Friday, October 18th 12PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with her family from 10 to 12pm in the funeral home. Interment will be private. For directions, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Friday, October 18th, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 18th, 2019
  • Interment

    Interment will be Private
    Address Not Available

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Rhescha Montgomery

Mrs. Barnes-Machore played a positive,loving, heart-warming and meaningful part in my childhood and teenage years.
I remember her delicious cooking well. I remember her always being happy to see me and how loving she was, accepting me for me. Many times Steph and I visited her at work which for me would have been tough, but her funny style, great smiles and true care for her patients made it something enjoyable. I will always love her in a special way. I will always remember her love and laughter. What a blessing she was. I love her with all my heart and soul and may she live in peace. I know the Lord was there with open arms. God bless the family.
Love you, Rhescha Montgomery 💞
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Love you grandma - Lajuan
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I know you still see everything maDelia......I will continue to try and stay strong......Forever in my heart.....Love Lisa
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We extend our deepest sympathy at this time of bereavement. May the Good Lord strengthen us all. The Judge Family
Rest on.......we will see you in the morning.
Comment | Posted at 06:45pm via Condolence

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