Obituary for Barbara Williams

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Barbara Williams

September 3, 1954 - July 6, 2018

Barbara Ann Williams, a Registered Nurse for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and a 41 year resident of the area, died July 6, 2018, at her residence.  She was 63 years of age.

The daughter of the late Vincent and Irene Januska she was born in Queens, NY in 1954.

Barbara was a longtime member of St. Columba R.C. Church, Chester, NY.

Her nine grandchildren were her world, she enjoyed traveling with them and watching them grow.  She loved her beach in the summer and family ski trips in the winter.  Family was the most important to her, and she cherished every moment.  There is neither a writer nor poet that could describe how she will be missed, nor how much she was loved by her family.

She is survived by her husband Donald Williams and their children Michelle and her husband, Brent Masucci of Briarcliff Manor, NY, Donald and his wife Jennifer Williams of Goshen, NY, Christopher and his wife Kristen Williams of Chester, NY.

Her nine grandchildren Andrew, Bradley, Madison & Katelyn Masucci, Kellan, Bryce, Caden, Chloe, and Carter also survive her, along with her brother Vincent and his wife, Maureen.

She is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018, during the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 11:00 AM in St. Columba R.C. Church located at 27 High Street, Chester, New York 10918.

Cremation will follow at Oxford Hills Crematory, Inc., Chester, NY.

As per Barbara’s wishes, In memoriam please perform a random act of kindness or two, or plant a tree or two.  “Live, Love and Laugh”

Funeral arrangements and Cremation Care are under the immediate care and supervision of Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc. - Monroe


139 Stage Road
Monroe, New York 10950


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Born: September 3, 1954
Died: July 6, 2018

Condolences for Barbara Williams

Philomena Tullino posted on 7/14/18

Barbara: My friend, You were the sweetest gal in town.  Your infectious smile, laughter, and kindness will surely be missed. To have known you and be neighbors for all of these years was one of the most awesome relationships one could ask for.  I know that you will rest now, and look down  upon all of your loved ones.   I will think of you often with a smile for this is what you brought to me every time we chatted .  Forever in my heart, Philomena


Pam Mather -Cathy posted on 7/13/18

Our deepest  sympathies.
Pam Mather-Cathy
Bruce Cathy


Expression of Sympathy posted on 7/9/18

A Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on July 9, 2018


Josine Young posted on 7/9/18

I was blessed to have met Barbara on our multiple myeloma journey, sharing the same doctors and nurses at Columbia. My husband and daughter actually met her first at a support group meeting at the hospital the day I had my stem cell transplant. In these few short years, we bonded with empathy, support and love and our friendship was deep. We have made so many wonderful memories as part of the Fab 5, a small group of loving ladies sharing our journey with this incurable blood cancer. To say our hearts are broken is an understatement! She was so loved and dearly loved her husband, children, their spouses and most of all, her grandchildren. Always know how much she loved us all and will always live in your hearts. Rest peacefully . . . Until we meet again, my dear friend ♥


Expression of Sympathy posted on 7/9/18

A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Table Arrangement was ordered on July 9, 2018


Expression of Sympathy posted on 7/9/18

A Premium Fruit and Gourmet Basket was sent on July 9, 2018

With our deepest sympathy.God bless. Love, Lori and Elaine


Eileen and Eugene Garvin posted on 7/9/18

 I will always remember her "kindness" in volunteering her Nursing skills so that a Troop of Girl Scouts might have Camping Memories. (circa 1989)God Bless!
Our sympathy and prayers to you All.


Leanne Comfort posted on 7/8/18

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Barbara's family. Our years working with her were greatly enjoyed. Our prayers are with you all and may she rest in peace.
- Leanne and Richard Comfort


Hughie, Kelly and Family posted on 7/8/18

Our deepest sympathies, prayers and fond memories are with you all during this difficult time.


Expression of Sympathy posted on 7/8/18

A Table Basket was ordered on July 8, 2018


Vincent Januska posted on 7/8/18

Will remember you always.  Many wonderful memories in our hearts forever.  Life is always too short but yours was well lived. 
Vinnie and Maureen


Steven Sloane posted on 7/7/18

Donnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a great woman, mother and wife. God Bless.


Ronnie & Vinny Tuccillo posted on 7/7/18

Barbara certainly fought the fight of her life.  She was such a strong woman.  She loved her family so dearly.  May her strength remain inside you Don and your beautiful family.  Our love to all of you at this difficult time.  Stay close and remember her always.


Kathy Cartwright posted on 7/7/18

So very sorry ....Praying for the family at this difficult time. 😢🙏🙏


Eileen Jakaitis posted on 7/6/18

Barbara I’ve known you since we were teenagers and have lived next door to you for 36 years. Our children grew up together! You will be missed terribly! Rest In Peace with loving memories of your wonderful family! 💔