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Joan (Caragein) Barber

Born: Fri., Jul. 27, 1934
Died: Wed., Apr. 20, 2016


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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Joan Barber, 81, of Freeport, passed on Wednesday, April 20th, while in the company of family members, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia in Cabot. Joan was born in West Apollo, PA on July 27, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Lucille (Trunzio) and Frank Caragein. Joan was the widow of Rodney L. Barber, Sr. who passed in 1995. She worked in the packing department at Moonlight Mushroom in Worthington for 23. Joan was an active member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport where she was a member of the CD of A and the church choir. Joan had been a member of S.W.O.R.D. organization of Lower Burrell and W.I.N.G. group of Butler. She was a volunteer with Freeport Area Meals on Wheels and with Allegheny Valley Hospital. Joan enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family. She is survived by her 3 children, Rodney (Joyce) Barber, Jr. of Natrona Heights, Patty Bellas, of Kittanning and Lisa (William) Emmerson, of Vandergrift. Joan is also survived by her 7 grand and her 5 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son in law, William Bellas and her aunt and uncle who raised her, Nell and Sebastian DiNunzo. Family and friends will be received on Thursday April 21st from 5-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport at 10:00 am on Friday, April 22nd, with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Mother of God Church 608 High St. Freeport, PA 16229

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Eleanor Huth
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
To the family of Joan Barber. I was shocked and grief stricken to hear of the death of your Mom. I have known Joan for many years. She was so kind and generous. May the Lord be with the family in this most difficult time. R.I.P. Joan. I will miss seeing you in church on Sundays.

Regan Weltner Moore
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
Sorry for your loss but take peace in knowing she is in a better place. Joan was a special part of my life growing up. You all are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Robert Henigin, Sr.
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
I have known Joan since childhood. Rest in peace dear friend.

Karen Louden
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
To the family of Joan Barber. I meet Joan while volunteering at AVH. She was such a sweet, caring person and talked very loving of her family and her furry babies.
I wanted to express my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Joan and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Charla Rome
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We go back a number of years in friendship. She was a very good friend. I will miss her. Prayers for you all in this time of grief.

Gerry Isherwood
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. I met Joan while volunteering at AVH and even though I have only been there for a few months it was such a delight to work with her. She was very kind and friendly even though I was the new kid on the block. Very generous with her gift of scarves and I was lucky enough to receive one from this very caring lady and I will have that to remember her by. Peace to Joan and to all of you as her loving family.

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