US Army

David Laurence Barker

April 11, 1933 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 86)

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David  Laurence Barker, 86, of Cohasset and a 51-year resident of Andover passed away on Friday morning, 18 October 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Haverhill, MA, April 11, 1933 to Mary (Horgan) and Albert O. Barker, he graduated from Haverhill High School and Boston College (1955).  He honorably served his country with the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion. He spent most of his career as an entrepreneur and started his own specialty advertising business. He then expanded his business to include imports from Asia.  David’s hobbies were military history, reading, traveling, investing and watching Boston College football. David’s life revolved around his family and seeing his grandchildren grow up which meant the world to him.

Devoted husband and married for 56 years, Audrey Mae (Schwaner) Barker of Cohasset. Loving father to his son David S. Barker of Cohasset, his daughter and son in law Lisa E. and Daniel W. Cox of Norwell MA and their three children, Danielle (13), Charlise (12) and Savannah (10); his daughter and son in law Jane A. and Christopher Crane of Franklin MA and their two children, Matthew (20) and Mark (16).

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 9-11:00 am in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset followed by an 11 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony’s Church in Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory can be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attn: Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215. Please make checks payable to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and include on the memo line of the check “Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center” in memory of David L. Barker. 

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October 24, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
October 24, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Church (Cohasset, Woodside Cemetery)

October 24, 2019

2:00 PM
V.A. Mass. National Cemetery
10 Connery Ave.
Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

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