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Barbara J. Stapleton Thomas


1938 - 2020
Barbara J. Stapleton Thomas Obituary
Barbara J. Stapleton Thomas
Loving wife & mother served at Staten Island Mediation Center
Barbara J. Thomas (nee Stapleton) was called home to God on Feb. 2, 2020.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1938, in Elizabeth, N.J., to the late Ynez and Tillman Stapleton. She received her education at Public School 18 and McKee Vocational High School in Staten Island.
Barbara proudly served on the Staten Island Women's Auxiliary and the Staten Island Mediation Center. She also worked for the former Willowbrook State School on Staten Island, for children with intellectual disabilities.
She met Irving J. Thomas in 1953 and after a long courtship they were joined in holy matrimony in 1963. From that union, three children were born. She took great pride in raising her family, spending time with her siblings, cooking, baking, and traveling the world.
Barbara leaves loving memories to be cherished by her loving husband, Irving of Staten Island; son, Irving J. Thomas Jr. of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Garnette Woods of Charlotte, N.C., and Tracy Thomas of Staten Island; grandson, Irving J. Thomas III; sister, Blanche Meaders; along with a host of relatives and friends.
Waking services are today, Friday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Victory Church in Jesus Christ, 21 Harrison Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10302, Funeral and burial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church, followed by interment at Rosehill Cemetery.
Published in Staten Island Advance on Feb. 7, 2020
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