Barbara McNally


Mrs. Barbara Ann McCormick McNally, 88, of Exmore, wife of the late Francis “Frank” McNally and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Feb. 13, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock.

Barbara was born July 25, 1933, in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of the late William McCormick Jr. and the late Mary Zachweija McCormick. She was raised in Beverly, N.J., and graduated from Burlington High School. Following in the footsteps of her father, Barbara joined the U.S. Marine Corp. She was a very proud Marine Corp. veteran. Barbara was a strong, active, and independent woman that continued loving and living life right up until the end. Her passion for the arts led her to become a local artist, known for her beautiful watercolor paintings. She started playing piano as a little girl and was an avid reader. She was a faithful “Days of Our Lives” fan. She had a strong Catholic faith and loved her church family.

Left to cherish and honor her memory are her children: son, Tom Perkins, and wife, Janice, of Exmore, daughter, Karen Nelson, and husband, Don, of Salisbury, Md., son, Steve Perkins, and wife, Star, of Exmore, and daughter, Kelly Perkins, of Exmore; grandchildren, Sarah and Adam Belote, Donny and Michael Nelson, Caitlyn Rowley and husband, Ed, Tonya Littleton and husband, Brian, Dana Pham and husband, Donny, Stephen Perkins Jr. and wife, Amanda, and Natasha Marshall and husband, Mike. She also has numerous great-grandchildren. Barbara also leaves behind her younger set of twin siblings, Bill McCormick and wife, Angel, of Delaware, and Mary Wildow and husband, Carl, of Ohio. And last but not least, her favorite fur baby, her dog, Littleman.

Barbara was predeceased by her son, Michael Perkins, and her twin brother, John McCormick.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at the St. Peter Apostle Catholic Church in Onley, with Father Michael Imperial officiating. Interment will follow at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Apostle Catholic Church, P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA 23418.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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