Barbara Nadeau
1940 - 2021
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Barbara Nadeau

Chandler - Barbara Nadeau, 80, of Chandler, Arizona passed away peacefully Monday, February 8, 2021. Barbara was born in Rockford Illinois on September 27, 1940. She moved with her family to Tempe Arizona where she grew up. She graduated from Tempe High School and Arizona State University. She met and fell in love with Robert Nadeau and they were married until his death in March 1981.

She later married Joseph Bates and became a beloved part of his family of many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe and Barbara were together until his death in December 1999.

After graduating from college, she started teaching music in the Tempe Elementary Schools. She later taught 4th grade and retired after teaching for 32 years.

She loved all music but especially the piano which she started playing at a young age. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children Michale and Michael; her grandchildren Hannah, Joshua and Jonah; and her brother Roger.

Condolences can be sent to 924 S. Sunset Court, Chandler, AZ 85225. Tributes to Barbara can be posted on

Donations can be made to Assisted Home Hospice.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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