Obituary of Barbara Burley
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Barbara (Redmond) Burley age 86, of Rome, went to her eternal home with our Lord Jesus Christ After a long illness, on October 9, 2022. Barbara was born on January 19, 1936, in Rome to the late Dorothy and Charles Redmond. On April 30, 1955, she married Kenneth S. Burley of Rome.
Barbara was the mother of three daughters, Linda Burley, Pamela Pasqualetti and Lorraine Ferrara; the proud grandmother of five grandsons, Matthew Dunn(Denise), Daniel Loveless (Anna), Christopher Pasqualetti Jr., Kyle Loveless, Jason Pasqualetti, all of New Jersey; and great-grandmother of six, Rose Delaney, Tatyonna Pasqualetti, Logan and Nora Dunn, Abigail and Madelyn Loveless, all of New Jersey.
Barb in her younger years was a wonderful full-time mother, then worked at the Rome State School until retiring in 1980. “Grandma” never missed a sports game or school event of her grandsons. She was a very devoted grandma. Barb was active in square dancing with her husband for many years with the Pairs-N-Squares Club, an avid softball pitcher for many years in the Rome Softball League, known as “Mom” to many she played softball with, and enjoyed many years of League bowling.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Kenneth Burley; daughter, Pamela Pasqualetti; brother, Daniel Redmond (Lisa); loving nieces, Sheila (Dave), Kimberly (Mike), Corina, Erica, Julie, Liz, Danielle, Melaine, Eileen and Alicia (Michael); loving nephews, Ronald Jr., Rick (Michelle), Nathan (Alison), Ryan, Shaun (Sherry), Alex, and Mick; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elaine, Clarence (Collen), Barbara (David), Caroline, and Sarah (Mike); cousins, Mary (Ron), Judy (Gary), Mike (Sarah), and Ethel; and many wonderful great-nieces, great-nephews and great-cousins. She was predeceased by two daughters, Linda Burley and Lorraine Ferrara; two brothers, Joe Redmond and Ron Redmond (Rose); a sister, Dyan Voce; sons-in-law, Jerry Ferrara and Christopher Pasqualetti Sr.; cousins, Marty Finley and Pat Finley; sister-in-law, Joyce Whittman; and brother-in-law, Roger.
A very special thank you the wonderful staff that took care of Barb at Colonial Nursing Home. The time you took to care for her as she made her rounds day and night walking, stopping by to speak to office staff and offering her favorite treats of chocolate. The care, understanding and sensitivity that was shown in her final days was truly amazing.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11:00 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Canastota. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440.
You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at www.nunnandharper.com.