Lynn A. (DelleDonne) Barba

Lynn A. Barba (nee DelleDonne)

Lynn A. Barba, known fondly as "Lynnie", passed away on April 15, 2013 after a courageous and long battle with brain cancer.

Lynnie was a native Delawarean, born in Wilmington to the late Eugene A. and Helen J. (Calvarese) DelleDonne. She graduated from Brandywine High School and Marymount College in Boca Raton, FL. Lynnie's passion for dancing brought enthusiasm for a night out with friends. She also enjoyed traveling and looked for any excuse to go to the Caribbean. Lynnie's life touched many people with her megawatt smile. She will be remembered not only as a thoughtful and generous person, but also as a fun loving and devoted wife, mom, "sissy", aunt and friend — who will all miss her dearly — especially her precious pitbull Gypsy.

Lynnie is survived by her husband Anthony; sons Frank and Nicholas; brother Ernest F. DelleDonne (Joanie); sister Jeanne DelleDonne; mother-in-law Clara Barba; maternal aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Ernest P. DelleDonne; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and her great-nephew Chase.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Michael Guarino and the oncology staff at the Christiana Hospital and the nurses and staff at Delaware Hospice. A special thank you for the loving care provided by her very dear family and friends, especially Wendy Smith, RN.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 19 from 5-9 pm at the McCRERY & HARRA Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202, S. of Silverside Rd.), Wilmington, DE where overflow parking will be available at the adjacent Brandywine YMCA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following day, Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont Rd., Wilmington, DE. Entombment to follow Mass in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made in Lynnie's name to the Pet Project, P.O. Box 992, Bear, DE 19701.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral Home

McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-2204

Published in The News Journal from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2013