I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, December 26, 2020

With Great Sadness........


On December 22, Joe's Mother's suffering finally ended and now she is at peace......

She passed peacefully in the care of Home Hospice as the result of End Stage Alzheimer's Disease....

Eleanore G. Barna, 87, of Freeland passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Tuesday afternoon.
Born in Jeddo, Nov. 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Pavelski) Wasielowski.
She was a member of the former St. Casimir's Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister and one of the main cooks for church bazaars. She was presently a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, Freeland.
Before retiring she was a floor lady for Tunsol, Weatherly, and a production associate for RCA, Mountain Top.
Eleanore loved spending time with her grandkids, playing bingo, cooking and dancing.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her daughter, Barbara Gavinski; brothers, John Jr., Edward and Frank; sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Mingione; Jennie Stefanisko; and twin sister, Theresa Lesko.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Joseph, whom she married in 1953; daughter, Deborah Ryan-Jeddo; son, Joseph John Barna, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Jackie Ryan; Kelly Schultz; Joseph and Jimmy Barna; great-grandchildren, Brianna Senape; Alexis Hoffman; Billy Rice; Jayde and Kayla Yagalla; Mikayla Schultz; Jase and Grace Wenner; and great-great-grandson, Owen Senape. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, 898 Centre St., Freeland.
Friends may call the church from 9 to 10 a.m.
Burial will follow in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Freeland.
McNulty Funeral Home, 494 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, is in charge of arrangements.
Due to a lack of adherence to CDC Co Vid precautions viewed on a video of a Mass at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church where some were not wearing masks, not praticing social distancing of 6 feet apart especially while sitting in the pews and going to Communion which was held during Mass and not at the end of Mass, Joe and I will not be attending the Funeral Mass.....

 Unfortunately, a decision was made NOT to Live Stream the Funeral Mass on Face book or You Tube like so many other churches in our area is doing for those that do not feel safe to attend the Mass during this Pandemic or are physically unable to do so....
Therefore, A fund has been set up at Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin, Pa. to purchase a leaf on the Tree of Life so Joe's Mother, Eleanore, will be remembered at each and every Mass said in our church.
 Memorial Donations can be sent in care of Tree of Life /Eleanore Barna, Saint Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702
 Eleanore's Leaf will be placed next to my parent's leaves....
A Memorial Mass will be held in the future at Saint Maria Goretti...
We thank everyone for the heart felt condolences that we received on Face book and privately.....

Joe's Mother was always very caring and loving and we all are very grateful to have had her in our lives......

UPDATE: Since I am being accused of lying, I feel that I need to set the record straight......

Our family has been estranged from my In Laws for many years, a fact that I have mentioned numerous times on my face book page, being totally honest about it.

These pictures are from over 6 years ago when Joe first started to notice changes in his Mother's mental health and his concerns about it fell on his father's deaf ears....

In the 42 years that we have been married,  we have NEVER asked for one single penny from Joe's parents and neither have our sons.

Joe and I have always supported ourselves and worked very hard for what we have and we have instilled those values in our sons who have earned their own money since the age of 15 and have never needed to ask us for any money......

Even now, Joe and I do not want or need anything from his family whether it be financially or anything else

In fact, several years ago, Joe asked to be taken off of his parent's will as he wanted no part of it
Yes, we will be buying a leaf for Joe's Mother on the Tree of Life at our church which costs $500 which we will be paying for along with a generous donation from my son Jim and his wife Danielle, even after a terrible statement was made about him by his own Grandfather, for which we will never forgive him  for, and other donations will go directly to the church

We had promised to do this many years ago for Joe's Mother when she saw my parent's leaves on the Tree of Life and was impressed by them.
We are keeping a promise made to her many years ago....

And if certain family members think that I am afraid to print the truth, I am known for being blatantly honest so I will easily print the truth about why there is an estrangement...

We have nothing to hide....

And if you think that what you say is of any importance to us, you are sadly mistaken...

Do NOT tempt me!

You have no idea who you are dealing with and what I am capable of doing....



  1. I am very sorry for your loss. It is a difficult time to lose someone and we have certainly missed the fellowship of others in our grief. Prayers to all of you.

  2. The heavens have welcomed a new angel.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I certainly understand why you all will not be attending the funeral...sadly, that kind of behavior is all around us...

    Prayers and love sent out to you all.


    1. Nina,
      Thanks so much for your condolences...Joe's Mom is no longer suffering...Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. I am sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to your family and you. Sending prayers.

  4. How sad it is to lose a loved one no matter how sick they were and how much rest in the Lord's arms they needed to be.
    My deepest sympathy for Joe, you, your children and rest of the family.

  5. My condolences and prayers to Joe, you and family for your lost. It is quite difficult and heartbreaking to see someone you love disappear as the result of having Alzheimer's. My mil had it for over ten years and it was dreadful. Take care and stay healthy.

  6. So sorry for this loss Debbie. It is hard to lose our parents and harder when it is near the holidays. I am so sorry. May she rest in peace. Big hugs. Kris

  7. I am so very sorry to read this and will be praying for your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about Eleanore. A loss around the holidays somehow seems all the harder. Sending love and wishes for peace and healing.

  9. I am very sorry for Joe's and your loss, Debbie. Mrs. Barna was a beautiful woman and loving soul.

  10. Debbie, so sorry for your loss and my prayers for you and Joe. Alzheimer's is an ugly disease, my mother in law suffered with it, so hard..hugs,

  11. So very sorry for your loss Debbie. My deepest condolences to you, Joe and family.

    1. Lynda,
      Thanks so much for your condolences...she is at peace now...


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