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John P. Barba

1922 - 2013 PITTSFIELD John P. Barba passed away on April 6, 2013, at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston.

Born in Pittsfield on Sept. 22, 1922, a son of Domenic and Malvina (Sutty) Barba, he attended Pittsfield schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1941. He also received a registered nurse degree from St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester.

After receiving his RN, he worked in the Boston area hospital as well as some private duty nursing. In 1971, he joined the staff of the Don Orione Home and retired in 2005. John's passing ends a relationship with Don Orione of over 40 years, both as an employee and as a patient. John thought of Don Orione as his home and staff as family. After he retired, he volunteered his time, keeping his normal work schedule as if he were still an employee.

John was a compassionate, caring and gentle person. His faith and his love for God and people were very obvious to all who knew him.

He leaves a sister, Marguerite Barba of Pittsfield; a brother, Robert Barba and his wife, Anne, of Longmeadow; a nephew, Mark Barba, and his wife, Sharon, and a great-nephew, Jason, of Hampden.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian burial for John P. Barba will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 191 Elm St., celebrated by the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, will be Tuesday, April 9, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made directly to the Don Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128.

Please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 8, 2013
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