Barbara DiLandro

May 13, 2015

DiLandro, Barbara Obituary

Barbara Jean Sullivan DiLandro, 77, of Front Royal, VA, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 13, 2015.

Barbara was born on June 8, 1937 in Potsdam, NY, the first of thirteen children of Robert C. and Edith (Crump) Sullivan.  She was married to Salvatore DiLandro on October 22, 1955.  She was the mother of six children, grandmother of seventeen, and great grandmother of two.  Barbara was a volunteer for many years at St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Watertown, NY.  She worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Chris Ronson in Watertown, NY and later as office manager for an OB/GYN office in Waldorf, MD from which she retired in 1989. A parishioner and devoted Christian, she was a Eucharistic minister at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal. She was a volunteer at Warren Memorial Hospital – and an active participant in the Senior Bowling League at Royal Family Bowling Center.  She enjoyed family vacations at the beach, golfing, dancing, and watching God’s beautiful creatures that visited her in her back yard (especially the deer).  Spending time with her highly treasured family and friends was her greatest joy.

In addition to her husband, Salvatore, and her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Steven W. DiLandro, her sisters: Patricia Moore, Shirley Prentice, Louise Harper, and Mary Dunning and her infant brother, John J. Sullivan.

Barbara is survived by her children: Steven’s wife, Cynthia DiLandro (Loveland, OH), Mark and Jill DiLandro (Smithsburg, MD), Catherine and Patrick Weadon (Severna Park, MD), Jeffrey and Helen DiLandro (East Quogue, NY), Deborah and Rick Novak (Front Royal, VA), and Scott and Susan DiLandro (Front Royal, VA). Grandma Barbara is also survived by her grandchildren Christine, Stefanie, Gregory, Nathalie, Nicholas, Dominique, Catie, Mary Catherine, Joseph, Colleen, Laura, Paul, Sarah, Matthew, Sean, Michael, Tori Rose and by her great-grandchildren Colton and Lilly.  She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Theresa Kassay (St. James, NY), Robert Sullivan (East Hampton, NY), James Sullivan (Potsdam, NY) Helen Sochia (Potsdam, NY), Frederick Sullivan (Durham, NC), Geraldine Snyder (Potsdam, NY), and John T. Sullivan (Potsdam, NY).

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, May 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church conducted by The Rev. Edward C. Hathaway.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam, NY, on Saturday, May 30, at 12:00 noon conducted by Senior Robert Aucoin.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Blue Ridge Hospice would be greatly appreciated, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.    

Local arrangements are being handled by Garner Funeral Service.

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