Barbara Ellen Briand, 66, of Carbondale, died Monday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.
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Born in Patterson, N.J., daughter of the late Robert E. and Iva L. McAllister Briand, she was a graduate of Toms River High School, Toms River, N.J. Before her retirement, she was employed as a chef.
She was a very charitable person who would not hesitate to help anyone. She was a member of the VFW Walter Paciga Post 4712, Simpson, and the American Legion Albert H. Crane Post 221, Carbondale.
She is survived by her companion of 21 years, Beverly Harrigan, after God made her knock on her door; three sisters, Judie Cooper, Patty Briand and Joni Briand; three stepchildren, Angela Bonafide, Ellen Mickavicz and Michelle Bonafide; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, who called her Momba; two nephews, her godson, Joshua Ritter, and Corey Ritter; two nieces, Dawn Arnwine and Chantelle Brown; and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Stanley.
Private family funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneralhomes.com.
Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue Carbondale, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on May 24, 2014