EAST BRUNSWICK - PATRICIA ANN BARABAS (née DENNEHY) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Parker at Landing Lane in New Brunswick with her loving husband, John, by her side.
Born in the Bronx, NY she resided in both Demarest and Fort Lee, before settling in East Brunswick for the last 54 years.
Pat was a "people person." She loved cooking for her family, shopping excursions with her daughters and friends, and traveling with her husband. Pat loved taking long walks, and always enjoyed a good beach day with the sun on her face and a book in hand. Her home was a favorite of neighborhood kids because of her welcoming nature and homemade baked goods. She had many friends, especially from St. Thomas the Apostle Church. She cherished "Club" and spending time with her partner in crime, Margy. Pat loved her family fiercely. She was an amazing wife and mother to her 4 children, and an adoring grandmother to her 5 grandsons. Her Irish wit and sense of humor resonated in everything she did and was relished by all.
Prior to retiring in 2006, Pat was an instructional aide in the East Brunswick Public Schools for 25 years. She loved working in the classroom and enriched the lives of many young children. At St. Thomas, Pat served on the Parish Council, RCIA, and Suburban Women's Club. She was also a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and taught CCD for 32 years.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents, William J. Dennehy and Dorothy Dennehy (née Quinn), and also joins her son, John Barabas Jr. (January 2019), and her best friend, Margaret Marrapodi (August 2021), in heaven.
Surviving are her husband, John, of 60 years; her daughters, Kathleen of New York City, Dianne Dino and her husband, Jim, of Cranford, and Mariellen Baldwin and her husband, Jim, of Farmingdale; her brother, William J. Dennehy Jr. and his wife, Liz, of Melbourne, FL; five grandsons, Shane and his wife, Alli, Liam, Braedon, Kieran and Charlie, and her first great-grandchild on the way.
The Barabas family would like to acknowledge ALL of the angels at Parker at Landing Lane for their compassionate care and devotion shown towards the entire family. We are forever grateful.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 6:00-8:00PM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 7th, 10:15 AM, at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. For directions, please visit our "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, Francis E Parker Memorial Homes, or to a charity of your choice.
John and Family... Our deepest sympathy.... know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.. ... Mary and Dick Jursca
John : I am sorry to hear of your wife Pat's death at Parker Nursing Home. You were there for her daily & you & she will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Patrick Hanson
To John, Bill and the family, Aunt Pat will surely be missed. We pray that you are comforted by the lovely memories of her. We will continue to raise money in her memory and for my mother Nancy to find a cure for dementia illnesses. Much love to you all. Billy, Kelly, Will and Katelyn Dennehy
John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Patricia. You had many happy years with her. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Adele Robinson Dorine Fogs sister in law
Mr. Barabas, Mrs. Barabas was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by everybody.
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