Barbara M. DeBerardinis, of Fishkill, NY (formerly of Ossining, NY) passed on Friday after a long illness. Known to her friends, clients, co-workers and generations of kids as Barbara DeBar (Sr.), she was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Donald A. DeBerardinis, in September, 2015. Barbara is survived by her 6 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Surviving children and their spouses are Donald J. DeBerardinis (spouse Barbara Corti, deceased 2016) of Ossining; Joseph C. DeBerardinis and spouse Laurie Milano of Savannah, GA; Joni Ryan and spouse Michael Ryan of Fishkill; Debra DeBerardinis and spouse Tarek Hamdanieh of Fishkill; David J. DeBerardinis and spouse Kristina DeBerardinis of Fishkill; and Matthew J. DeBerardinis of Hopewell Jct., NY. Surviving grandchildren are Jennifer Smith (spouse Joshua Smith), Jessi Ryan, Heather Walton, James Walton and David Donald DeBerardinis. Surviving great-grandchildren are Yasmine DeBar-Smith, I'talia DeBar-Smith and Joselyn DeBar-Smith. Barbara was born to Joseph C. Marasco and Eleanore West Marasco in North Tarrytown, NY in 1932. She graduated from North Tarrytown schools and was a member of the NT Class of 1950. She attended Buffalo State Teachers College for four semesters. She was a real estate broker and property management professional with Vera Real Estate, Ossining, NY for many years. Barbara was the full-time mother to her own six children and as well was surrogate to many neighborhood and community children over the years. She was, along with her husband Don, also involved in a number of youth athletic programs - her husband was a co-founder of the Town of Ossining Junior Basketball League and coached, supervised and officiated for dozens of little league baseball, football and basketball teams, while Barbara drove and fed the kids by the hundreds. Friends may call on Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Leach & Thomas Funeral Home, 45 South Highland Ave., Ossining. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 4, 2020 at 10am at the Church of St. Ann, Ossining. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the ASPCA in Briarcliff Manor, NY in Barbara's name.
LEACH & THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
45 S. Highland Ave
Ossining, New York 10562
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