Lucienne Barber

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Lucienne Barber, 96, Scranton, died early Wednesday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness. She was the widow of Charles Barber, who died in 2011.

Born in Le Houlme, France, the daughter of the late Henri and Mathilde Lanquetuit Lecouteux, she received her formal education in France. She and Charles met while he was serving in the Army in France. They fell in love and were to be married in France, but Charles was shipped back home. Upon his return to the United States, he sent money to France for Lucienne to come to the U.S. so the couple could marry. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage. She was a member of the Mary Mother of God Parish, Scranton. She was an excellent seamstress, making many of her daughters' clothes. She was also a seamstress for the Triple A Pants Factory, Scranton.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit for the wonderful care they gave to their mom while she was at the hospice.

Surviving are daughters, Sally Smargiassi, Shavertown, and Denise Brown, Lima, Ohio; sisters, Denise Frechon and Genevieve LeFebvre, both of France; grandchildren, William Smargiassi, Charles Smargiassi and wife, Tara; and Michele Stoshick and husband, David; great-grandchildren, Madeline, William, Addison and Alton Smargiassi and David, Matthew and Megan Stosick; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Barber; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sons-in-law, William Smargiassi and Stephen Brown; siblings, Henriette Damien, Bernard and Roger Lecouteux, Ramonde Minil and Mauricette Boudin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. All attending are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sally Meredith Scholarship Fund c/o Lima Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1086, 101 N. Elizabeth St., Suite 509, Lima, OH 45802, or to a .

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Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 7, 2018