Obituary: Barbara Cawley


Barbara Cawley
Barbara Cawley

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Barbara Cawley (nee Walker), 96, of South Burlington died Feb. 22, 2015 after a long illness.

Barbara, raised in Whitinsville, Mass., lived many years in Naugatuck, Conn. where she was secretary of the Congregational Church of Naugatuck. She is the widow of William James Cawley and is survived by four children, William James Jr. (wife Patti Macie), Anne, Deborah (husband Alex Liardet) and David (wife Patricia Seelan) as well as two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Barbara was active in her church, did volunteer work for the American Red Cross, and was a member of the Congregational Church Bell Choir. She also loved music, knitting, walking, reading and being with her family.

There will be no public services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or the Memorial Fund, Congregational Church of Naugatuck, Division Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.