ABMA Mourns the loss of Barbara (Bullock) Draper Morin

Mon September 13, 2021

 

Barbara (Bullock) Draper Morin passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 9, 2021.

----Barbara Draper Morin Headshot 091321.jpgBarbara was born to John Sumner Bullock and Gertrude Elizabeth Bullock in 1935 and spent her entire youth in Canton.  Graduated from Canton High School class of 1953.

She attended Framingham State College and became a teacher of Home Economics.  She taught School in both Canton and West Warren, MA.

She was the mother of four daughters with Walter Scott Draper III of Draper Knitting and raised her family primarily in Palmer MA.

She moved back to Eastern Mass when she wed Alfred J. Morin in 1985 and lived in several locations on the South Shore.  After her retirement, she enjoyed a tremendous amount of travel with “Al” and they shared an interest in buying, selling, and collecting antiques.  They also continued to enjoy the Bullock family cottage on White Horse Beach every summer.

For many years Barbara continued her talents of baking, cooking, knitting, and sewing,  bestowing her gifts on her growing family and many friends.  She was often the destination of family gatherings.

She will be missed by friends from both Palmer and the South Shore and her newest friends at Willow Crossing in Mansfield where she spent her last dozen years as independent as ever.

Barbara leaves four loving daughters, Sue Draper and Ken Langevin of Palmer, Lynn and Randy Hover of Randolph, Wendy and Rick Barrows of Hanson, Kristin Draper and Bill Shaul of Canton, and stepdaughter Marianne and Stan Graves of Norfolk.  She also leaves two sisters, Eleanor and Norm Nicholson of Bridgton, ME and Joan Stimmell of Foxboro, MA.

Barbara also left an amazing legacy of eight grandchildren, Kelley Barrows, Nick Hover, Jessica (Barrows) Hughes, Eric Hover, Ben Hover, Kevin Driscoll, Justin Draper-Langevin and Elizabeth Shaul, as well as her very entertaining four great grandchild, Vera, Nathan, Bear, and Teddy. 

As the Matriarch of the family, she enjoyed her many nieces and nephews and their children at family holidays and gatherings.

Visiting hours 3 – 6 PM Friday, September 17, 2021 at Pushard Family Funeral Home in Canton, MA

Funeral Service Saturday, 10 AM  September 18, 2021 at the Congregational Church of Canton, 1541 Washington St, reception to follow.

Family attended burial to follow at Knollwood Cemetery in Canton, Ma.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sharing, Inc., a charity to which she donated many hours to service including the Good Friday Walk or the Jimmy Fund.     Walkingongoodfriday.org