Linda Barbaro
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Obituary of Linda Barbaro

Barbaro, Linda A.

Rochester: Peacefully on March 18, 2017 at age 63. Linda is predeceased by her parents, John & Stella Barbaro. She is survived by her brother, John Barbaro J.; sisters, Gloria Anderson of MI. and Donna Moffett of CA.; dear friend Elizabeth Vineall; several nieces and nephews.

Linda’s visitation will be Thursday March 23rd, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. at the funeral home. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 24th, 10 AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to East House 259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607 in Linda’s memory.

Overall, the main word many use to describe Linda is KIND.

Other traits: She was very LOYAL. Easy to talk to, loving, "she just sparkled."

She really liked to go on camping trips, and sit by the campfire. She especially cherished the camping trip to Letchworth Park this past year.

She loved going out to eat, at different restaurants.

She loved Reuben sandwiches from Friendly's.

She loved going to Lugia's for ice cream, in the summer.

She had so many favorite foods, and loved to eat! She loved Cheetos, and clementines.

She loved playing Yahtzee with friends.

She enjoyed watching football, as well as a few sit-coms ("The Golden Girls" and "Reba").

Even when she was not feeling well, she recently participated in a talent show where she did a stand-up comedy routine.

She appreciated art, and enjoyed making crafts as well as enjoying and complimenting the artwork of friends.

She often reminisced about her time growing up in the town of Greece.

From Linda's friend, Liz:

Linda was the kindest, gentlest, most patient person I have ever known. She was generous to a fault, compassionate, forgiving and loving, and honest. My life would have been very lonely and empty without her.

We always had a great time when she came to visit me, by bus, at my apartment on Alexander Street. We didn't do anything special, but we always laughed and had a great time, even if we were just watching tv or sitting around. We enjoyed playing Scrabble together. Linda always said that I won, but she often won, as well. We loved going to the East House Holiday party, as well as many recreation outings. She was an excellent writer, and helped me write my essay for the RIT Enrichment Program, which we attended together. I was happy to do what I could to make her time better at the end, like making her the foods she enjoyed (lasagna, green bean casserole, manwich, and yams). I am happy that she is no longer in pain, and suffering the way she was at the end.

From friend, Kathie:

What can I say about Linda in such a short time. Linda was a very special friend to me. Some of my fondest memories was spending time together. She enjoyed our many trips to Highland Park to appreciate the lilacs and the many pretty flowers. She never tired of doing that. She was active in arts and crafts. She looked forward to our outings, whatever they were. She liked looking at the old homes throughout the city and I was really amazed how much history she could share about them. Linda was a joy to be with, had a great sense of humor, was always thoughtful, and a very caring friend. I will miss her more than you know. I love you, Linda, and thank you for letting me be a part of your life.

From another friend, Elizabeth F.:

One day, recently, we were to go out to lunch, but Linda asked to go for a drive, instead. We drove through Highland Park, and walked the shore at Charlotte Beach. Linda enjoyed looking at the architecture of the old houses. Most people enjoy the beauty of nature, but Linda had a vibrant perspective: She saw beauty in structure.

Another friend:

Linda was a humble woman who kept her talents close to herself. On a few occasions, she let slip her vast knowledge of art and American history, and in those moments it was not hard to see her as a teacher or curator. Linda’s creative light shone through in small art projects she did over the years. To see the beauty in these small and infrequent productions was a real privilege. Within these creations one could see some of the best parts of Linda’s spirit: gentle kindness, dynamic beauty, and soft refinement.