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Barbara “Bobbi” (Voigt) Treacy

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90, of Danvers, passed away on January 14 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Our sadness is mitigated by knowing that Bobbi is at peace and is reunited with her husband Jack, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.
Born on November 4, 1931, to Earle and Victoria Voigt, Bobbi was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School’s class of 1949. Following her graduation Bobbi attended modeling school in Boston and subsequently enjoyed a brief career with Miss Allen’s Modeling Agency. She then went on to work as secretary to the president of Converse Rubber Company for many years.
Bobbi married John “Jack” Treacy on September 11, 1954. Much to Bobbi’s dismay it was on the very same day that Hurricane Edna decided to blow through Massachusetts. Luck was with the couple though, and by the time of the ceremony, electricity had been restored and the wedding could proceed. Unfortunately, only half of their guests were able to attend but as disappointing as it was, it was short lived. Luck struck again and the most spectacular double rainbow appeared over the church to greet the newlyweds as they exited the church.
Good fortune ensued as the following September the couple welcomed their only child, Lynne Victoria. The family moved to Danvers in 1960 where they made many dear and lifelong friends that were as close as family. They were including but not limited to: Joan and Nick DiPaolo; Barbara and Jack Yates; and Jean and Christ Bouras. The group affectionately referred to themselves as “The Rat Pack.” The herd has thinned in the last couple of years, but many members are still enjoying each other’s company in their golden years.
Bobbi was an active participant in the Danvers community. She was a founding member of theater group now known as The North Shore Players. Bobbi not only performed in many of the group’s productions but served in many different capacities such as: co-president; secretary; producer; and treasurer which is particularly humorous since she never even balanced her own checkbook until Jack passed in 2015. Yet again Bobbi made many dear friends such as Tina and Ernie Bianco during her 30-plus years of active membership. She also served as past president of The North Shore Dental Assistants. Bobbi was a dedicated and loyal employee of orthodontists Dr. William Saris and most recently, Dr. Adrian Costanza. The Costanza family was most gracious and kind and treated Bobbi as family. Bobbi loved them immensely.
Bobbi was a perfectionist with any endeavor she undertook. She was an extremely kind, generous, and thoughtful woman. She demonstrated an unwavering devotion to her family and friends. She loved showering them with most exquisitely wrapped gifts for any and all occasions. Bobbi also found joy in cooking and entertaining in her immaculate and beautifully decorated home. It should come as no surprise to anyone that knew her that she also has a black belt … in shopping! Bobbi was a familiar fixture at her “Bermuda Triangle” of favorite stores: Marshalls; T.J. Maxx; and HomeGoods. It is the family’s hope that in heaven she has been upgraded to Neiman Marcus.
Although Bobbi found plenty of joy in her long and wonderful life, her ultimate joy was in the form of her two grandsons: Craig and Scott. She took bragging rights to a new level when it came to “her boys”. She was a constant and positive influence in their lives. Bobbi was responsible for teaching them good manners such has never wearing a baseball cap inside any building, cooking skills, how to set a proper table, the importance of a clean home and to even play poker (which she learned while working at Converse and when the guys needed a fourth to play, Bobbi sat in. Who would think?) Bobbi was so proud that Craig and Scott took all her teachings to heart and became the handsome and successful young men they are today.
Bobbi was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack Treacy ; sister Dorothy Calvoury; brother Earle Voigt; and in addition to many close friends and all the men of the Rat Pack.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lynne and her husband Peter Farley of Bradford; her most cherished grandsons, Craig Farley of Danvers and Scott Farley of Austin, Texas; her much adored grand-dog, Molly; and great grand-dog, Ivy. Bobbi also leaves behind her beloved cousins Marilyn and Linda Glover and Pamela Holzwarth. Also, survivors include her most caring nieces and nephews Celeste Carroll, Andrea Voigt, Cheryl McKenzie, Michael, Chip and Greg Meredith and Bruce Voigt. She also be greatly missed by her brother-in-law Joseph Flak and wife Merci of California plus many other relatives and dear friends.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support throughout Bobbi’s life and especially during the last week of her life. Bobbi was especially fortunate to have had the love from the entire Smyth family and in particular Maria. Maria has always been the nurse on call 24/7 for the Farley family but she really out did herself taking on the role of Bobbi’s private nurse during her recent declining health. We are forever grateful. Also, many thanks of gratitude to the Rev. Laura Gronberg and the entire Second Congregational Church family for holding all of us in their loving prayers. Bobbi’s family would also like to extend a special thank you to the caring hospice nurses that came to Bobbi’s daughter’s home in the midst of their positive COVID-19 status. They were like angels on Earth. The Hospice House as well for providing a safe environment during Bobbi’s very last day of life here on Earth.
Bobbi died peacefully with dignity and grace just as she lived her life. She was a beautiful woman who always made an elegant entrance wherever she went. Special thank you also to Kaitlyn at Weir funeral home for preparing Bobbi for her final grand entrance. She looked stunning and the family is sure everyone’s heads turned as Bobbi entered the Pearly Gates of heaven. We only hope Jack was ready and waiting and had “fixed himself” for her arrival!
Due to the limitations of COVID-19, a private burial took place and the family looks forward to a Celebration of Bobbi’s life this spring. We are hopeful by then we can all gather safely for a time of beautiful remembrance of a life well lived.

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