May 26, 2018

Barbara (Ingham) McLean


Barbara (Ingham) McLean, age 85 of Rehoboth, passed away on February 22, 2017 at Morton Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Alan “Jim” McLean. Barbara was born in Dighton, a daughter of the late William and Bertha (Carpenter) Ingham.

Mrs. McLean was the first woman police officer with the town of Rehoboth serving from 1971 to 1989. Prior to her service with the police dept., Barbara had worked for Texas Instruments from 1949 to 1971. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.

Besides her loving husband Jim of over 63 years, she is survived by her son Scott McLean and his wife Ann; two granddaughters Lauren and Lissa, a brother George “Bud” Ingham of Rehoboth and was the sister of the late Wilma Smiley, and all the loving members of her large extended families the Morrells, Procopios, Inghams & Smileys.

Funeral services were held privately with the Silva Funeral Home of Taunton. A memorial celebration will be held in her honor this Spring.
Memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory made to; Community VNA Hospice 10 Emory Street, Attleboro MA 02703 would be deeply appreciated.
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