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Barbara Jean (Cole) Lalonde

1953 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Barbara Jean Lalonde (nee Cole), 59 years of age, and a resident of South Amherst, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the Welcome Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
Barbara was born Sept. 28, 1953 in Amherst. She spent her lifetime as a resident of South Amherst.
Barbara was employed as a housekeeper at the Kendal at Oberlin for 12 years retiring in 2006. She enjoyed working in the community caring for people in whatever way she could. Her hobbies included watching NASCAR, fishing, camping, traveling, reading and listening to music. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 23 years, Joseph Lalonde; her daughter Danielle Darby and her partner, Kristina Southerly, of Bowie, Md.; her brother, Roy "June Bug" Cole, of South Amherst; her sister, Linda L. VanBuren, of Coolville, Ohio; and her father, Roy G. Cole Sr., of Coolville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Larry and Stephen Cole; her sister, Susan Cole; and her mother and stepfather, Fred and Joan Marie Cole (nee Kimble).
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Ohio.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2012
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