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Barbara A. Calderaro

Born: Wed., May 14, 1947
Died: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018


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Barbara A. Calderaro
May 17, 1947 – November 12, 2018
Barbara A. Calderaro (nee Parrish), a resident of Oxford, PA, passed away peacefully in her home on November 12, surrounded by her loving family.  She fought a courageous cancer battle but ultimately died from heartbreak after watching “her” Philadelphia Eagles lose to the stinking Cowboys one last time.
Barb was a devoted mother, grandmother, partner and friend.   She enjoyed cross-stitching, books, and puzzles, and was always ready for a board or card game.  She loved her shelties, gardens, flowers, and birds, particularly her hummingbirds.  She dedicated 38 years of loyal service to Riddle Memorial Hospital as a Nurse, after graduating from Upper Darby High School and Graduate Hospital.
Barb is survived by her two children, Kelly Vining and Bill (Maria) Calderaro, her partner of 30 years, Dave Forester, and her five grandchildren: Justin, Kayla, Jared, Mariella and Marisa.  She was predeceased by her mother, Frances, as well as her Aunt and Uncle, Ralph & Judy Fankhanel.  
Services are private. Her family greatly appreciates your thoughts and prayers.

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Pat Lincoln
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I will miss her very much, she was a kind and loving person. May you find peace knowing she has found peace. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.15

Marsha Spencer
   Posted Thu November 15, 2018
What a trooper! The photo is a perfect remembrance. Thank you for that!
Barb's smile in that photo reminds me of the way we "girls" carried on while we played BUNCO and SKUNK. Barb would laugh so hard that she would give one of those snorts that made us laugh all the more. You know, that laugh, when you face turns red, you half-way lose your breath, stop, and then laugh some more? Tears come to your eyes. God knows we will miss the extra laughter she brought to our lives.

We also loved hearing her speak of the "girls", her two devoted shelties that helped keep us on our toes while we played games. Sometimes we had to stop and think about what girls she was talking about.

Barb also had some kind of extra magnetism that brought every hummingbird in the neighborhood to her backyard. We would stop and watch the show while we snacked on the goodies Barb had prepared. She had many blooms and much wild life in her heaven there. Think how much more she'll be entertained in her new place in a new heaven.

I extend loving prayers and thoughts to Kelly, Bill and Dave as well as all the grandchildren and family. May the Lord's healing hand comfort your hearts and offer you the confidence that we will be reunited with our devoted friend.

Peace,

Jenn Barbee
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Praying for you guys. I think the Giants' game was the anticipated "tunnel" game? I love the memories you captured of her. From my family to you, we wish you great memories, peace and love.

Sally Wilson
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
Dear Kelly and family
I'm so sorry for your loss. Barb was a lovely lady and too young to go. Losing mom is so hard and you will be in my thoughts.
Kind regards,
Sally Wilson

Tracy Herrera
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Barb was always a sweet lady. We met at the gym and she and I would talk from time to time. I really enjoyed seeing her smile--the picture you chose for this remembrance is how I will remember her. She was a blessing and I am so sorry for all your hurting hearts. I will always consider myself fortunate for knowing her.

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