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Survivor Stories / Tributes

Barbara Parisi

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This is dedicated to our beloved mother who lost her 8 year battle with ovarian cancer on 8-22-10.

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Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother who gave and gave without asking or expecting anything in return. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Sarah. Barbara loved reading, her cats, and spending time with her family and girlfriends. She was a down-to-earth woman who enjoyed the good things in life. She was a mother and a best friend to both of her daughters.

Last updated on: 08/24/2010


I love you. You will be forever missed.

April Haupert – 08/24/2010

Barbara was truly a beuatiful person. She was one of the most loving and forgiving persons I have ever known. She gave of herself unselfishly and unconditionally. and she never stopped being my friend. She gave to me two of the most beautiful gifts I could ever hope for, my two beautiful and loving daughters. She will live on in them and in her two beautiful grand children.
Barbara, you will be sorely missed.

Robert Parisi – 08/24/2010

Barbara was the epitome of a best friend. She was always at your side- in good times and bad. She never complained yet she fought such a long hard battle. I do not know how I am going to deal with never hearing her voice and her infectious laugh. She loved the casinos, her cats, she loved to laugh, a good Manhattan with extra vermouth, and Italian food. I have so many wonderful memories of weekends away- Atlantic City, the Amish countryside, Puerto Rico, Cape May, LBI and upstate New York. We always had a BLAST!

She was so proud of her daughters, Laura and April and her little princess- Sarah. Little Julianna was the reason Barbara was able to fight for so long….she so desperately wanted to see her newly born Granddaughter. Barbara’s goodness is inherent in Laura and April, so her spirit will live on through them and Sarah and Julianna.

I was so privileged to have had her in my life, I will never forget her and will miss her until we meet again.

Veronica Lewis – 08/24/2010

Barbara was an amazing person. My heart breaks to know that i will never hear her voice again but she will always be in my heart. I will miss her terribly.

Jennifer Stimus – 08/24/2010

Barbara was an amazing person. My heart breaks to know that i will never hear her voice again but she will always be in my heart. I will miss her terribly.

Jennifer Stimus – 08/24/2010

Barbara you were truly an inspiration to all who are faced with a fight for their life as you were. No matter what you were going through you never stopped smiling. I had the privileged of knowing and working with you and always believed you were an amazing women to fight the fight you fought and still have the outlook on life that you did. You lived every day to its fullest and laughed uncontrollably. I remember those uncontrollable laughs, sometimes we couldn’t stop ourselves. Barbara you are at peach now and you are whole. I will miss you terribly, but you will always remain in my heart.

Lydia Noto – 08/25/2010

You are probably laughing at me right now for misspelling peace. I can almost hear your laughter, I’m laughing too..miss you

Lydia Noto – 08/25/2010

It really hit me when I looked at the buch of crosswords that I was going to send to Barabara. I, and all of us, are going to miss her smile, her laughter and her warmness.

Frank Segreto – 08/26/2010


You can laugh at my spelling also.

Frank Segreto – 08/26/2010

Barbara was truly a remarkable person, she was an inspiration to everyone she met. She is one person that comes along once in your lifetime that has left her mark on my life and the lives that everyone who knew her. I take solice in knowing she is no longer in pain and is with God.

Sal Annarumma – 08/26/2010

Iwas truly saddened to hear that Barbara had passed. She was a courageous woman, a loving mother and grandmother. Her presence will be sorely missed.

Dina Sessa – 08/26/2010

Barbara (Barbie Doll to me) was my beloved sister and best friend. We had so many good times in Vegas where she loved her Manhattan and keno machines…and she usually won! She was always there for me in good times and in bad. She adored her children and was overjoyed when her granddaughter was born and had the chance to see her newest grandchild in the hospital. I will miss her terribly and though my heart is breaking, I know she is now in heaven with all our relatives that have passed on before. God bless you my beautiful sister. You fought a brave fight, but you were taken too soon. You will be in our hearts always.

Arlene Doidge – 08/28/2010

Barbara was an amazing person. I will miss her. I know that she is at peace now.

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Cammie Cammie – 12/20/2011

Wild Bill Guarnere. You have touch everyones life. You have a ncirmahg ability to reach out and touch people. You tell everyone you was just doing your job. My firend, for everything you done for this Country, well, it will never be forgotten. And I’m making sure my children remembers.ThanksKurt Matherne

Cristian Cristian – 03/30/2012