Gardening 12

Barbara H. (Delpero) Miller

November 28, 1935 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 83)


Barbara H. (Delpero) Miller, 83 years old, of Boxford, MA, passed away peacefully at Salem Hospital on July 14, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara held a strong faith and was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Born in Salem, MA, on November 28, 1935, to the late Ernest and Mary (Plecinoga) Delpero, Barbara graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1956, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Salem State College. She touched many lives in her long career as a pediatric nurse at North Shore Children’s Hospital, the Haverhill VNA Maternal-Child Health Program, and as a school nurse in Haverhill, where she dispensed many hugs. Barbara was a long-time resident of Salem, MA, and in 1979, fulfilled her lifelong dream of living in the country by moving to Georgetown, MA. She cultivated beauty and joy in her home and gardens along the Parker River. In later years, she and Bruce moved to Boxford, MA. Barbara possessed many creative talents and loved to garden, paint, sew, design crafts, sing, and write poetry and stories. She cherished her family and loved spending time with them, leading fun family activities and vacations. She especially enjoyed going to Florida for the winter and being hostess to her visiting family. She had a wide circle of very dear friends and was involved in many community activities, including the Georgetown Garden Club, The Red Hatters, Georgetown Book Club and St. Mary’s Women’s Club. Barbara also volunteered for the Friends of Camp Dennison, BoxTop Community Club, and the Georgetown Library. Barbara was fun, loving, kind, compassionate, creative, giving, generous and loved by all who knew her.
Barbara is survived by her husband Bruce W. Miller; her five children, Kathleen, John, Mary, Paul and Susan Miller; her daughters-in-law, Deb and Mary Miller, her son-in-law Max Schenk; and her six grandchildren, Takao, Naomi, Kaya, Sarah, Jason and Anthony Miller.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to share in Barbara's Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 20th at 11 O' Clock to be celebrated in St. Mary's Parish, 94  Andover Street, Georgetown. Visitation and burial will be private for the family only. For those who wish to share a memory of Barbara with her family, please visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara H. (Delpero) Miller, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Mass
July 20, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
Andover Street
Georgetown, MA 01833

© 2020 Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA