Barbara A. Bianchi


Rochester, NY: Barbara Ann Bianchi, age 66, died suddenly 12/31/19. Predeceased by her parents John and Christine Bianchi. Survived by her sister Nancy (John) Letta, brother John (Kathy Foti), many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends, club girls and Darby.

Memorial service to be held Saturday 1/11/20 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted in her name to Lollypop Farm and ASPCA.

32 Condolences

  1. Lori angelone on January 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Love you sorority sister….until we meet again!!!!!

    • Annette Petrillo on January 4, 2020 at 3:33 am
      I didn’t know anyone as full a
      Life as Barb.
      Rest in peace my friend.😟🙏

  2. Sharon Riakdi on January 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Prayers for you and your family

  3. Debbie Manna on January 3, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    So very sorry Barb to hear of your untimely passing. We all have very good memories for almost 50yrs. Fly High Freebird, and I will see you on the other side. You will always remain in my prayers~~

  4. Jeanne Yamonaco on January 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    So sorry, Barb, to hear of your sudden passing. My deepest sympathy to family and to Darby

  5. Tammy Vesper on January 3, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    We will all miss you Barb and that Smile. Always so sweet and full of energy. Go Dance with all the other Angels till we meet again!🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  6. Maryann Catallo on January 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of my childhood friend. Rest in piece Barb. My condolences to everyone.

  7. Dalton Letta on January 3, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Miss you Aunt Barb

  8. Mary Jo Viavsttenr on January 3, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Barbie, you were always true to yourself and your beliefs! You lived life to its fullest and will continue to be a bright spot in my memory … Love VeeVo

    • Valerie DiNatale Sarsfield on January 3, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      We walked the halls of Holy Rosary & Nazareth Academy together!
      You were always so full of spirit and upbeat!
      You have taken a piece of my childhood memories with you. I know you are at peace.
      My sympathy to Barb’s family.
      Valerie DiNatale Sarsfield

      • Valerie Sarsfield on January 3, 2020 at 5:31 pm

        Though you left so many wonderful memories behind for so many!!
        Valerie D. S.

  9. Marcia Catallo on January 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I am so very sad at Barb’s passing. She made me laugh so much on our two trips to Italy. Make em laugh in Heaven my friend RIP XO

  10. Nicholas Foti on January 3, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    We love you Barb and nicholas loves you 😢

    • Rick on January 4, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Rest In God’s Heavenly Peace Barb.

  11. Benny formicola on January 3, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    So sad you had to go, but your in good company, check and see if Gramma has a fruit cellar we will meet there. Love cousin Ben.

  12. Bob & Carol Otto on January 3, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    RIP girlfriend

  13. Suzy Schutz on January 3, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Condolences to the family. Peace to all who knew her.

  14. LuAnne Milano on January 3, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    My dear Barb!!! Blessed to have so many memories with you over the past 50 years. our crazy days at Nazareth that carried on to the day you left us. You lived such a full amazing life — you were our energizer bunny – always the planner, the get togethereer — God has you in his arms now — Dance with the angels, til we meet on the other side.

  15. Pat Carmody on January 3, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Rest in Peace Barbara. This is such sad news. I’m so sorry we were cousins and never met. After your trip to Villavallelonga, my husband and I are going this Sept. We are both cousins of Elia. I always loved the pics of your dogs you posted and the beautiful photos of Lake Ontario. I hope you rest eternally.

  16. Christine Brady on January 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Oh Barb, our funny, crazy friend. From the moment we met on our first trip to Italy we created a special friendship. We will always cherish our memories, so many laughs. You were one on a million, salute 🍷
    Chris and Dave

  17. Tony Domino on January 3, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Your spirit was infectious. Your kind heart and cheer were disarming. We lost you far too early, dear Barb. Thank you for the fond memories. Tony Domino, xoxoxoxo

  18. Linda Ullrich on January 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Barb’s family. I’m so very, very sorry for your loss. I know how close you all are and the sadness you all are feeling must be unfathomable and heart-wrenching. My heart aches for all of you. Donna, you and your family will all be in my prayers that God will be with you at this very difficult time.

    Barb … I’m so sorry we didn’t get to re-connect after I moved back to Rochester. I was so looking forward to seeing you in 2020. I will always remember the fun times and mischief we got into at good old Naz. I still think all the nuns yelled, “Amen, we are finally rid of them” when we graduated! R.I.P. my friend.
    Love you, “Chicken” ❤️

  19. Laurie Read on January 3, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Didn’t know you but prayers for your family. Hopefully Darby has a good home – if not reach out to me.

  20. Bart Formicola on January 3, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    🐕Barbara you are the only one in our whole family that had ever called me barty I will never forget that and I will miss you🍸

  21. Mark a lanzalaco on January 4, 2020 at 10:24 am

    TO all of barb,s family , our prayers are with you. Such a loss is hard to believe, and sometimes harder to bear. We will miss her!! Mark and Karen lanzalaco

  22. Judy Via-Wolff on January 4, 2020 at 10:31 am

    So glad we able to reconnect over the past few years Barb… Loved sharing our dog stories and picsc and dog trails. You and I were just texting back and forth on messenger a few days ago! I sent you and John a birthday wish and then Dave Bianchi called and told me the news. Enjoy heaven girl, You deserve it! So glad you got to go to Italy last year. I love your latest video with Darby at the beach. If no one can take Darby, we will. We are awesome dog parents with a big fenced yard. I will miss you. Rest in Peace in the arms of Jesus girl. I will see you when I get there. Hug Foxy and your kitty for me. 💔🙏🌹🐾🐾🐾😇 😪 Miss your smile…

  23. kathy on January 4, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Darby has found a wonderful, loving home . Barbara would so happy

  24. Belle Brownlee on January 6, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Dear Barb. Met you when we worked at Lawyers Coop in Webster Friendship immediately and such fun. 10th Ward won’t be the same. 747 Club and disco dancing. I wanted to reconnect after I moved to Texas. This ole Texas girl will always remember your laugh and smile. RIP my sweet friend.

  25. Lisa Neretti on January 6, 2020 at 8:29 am

    OMG I am SO sorry to hear this. Barbara was a wild and crazy chick……….I have so many laughs with her in Italy and will never forget her. Rest in peace, until we meet again!

  26. SAMUEL FERRO on January 7, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Barabra was a light of the world, we will pray for all, she will be missed by all, love Sam and Sharon FERRO From FLORIDA, RIP AMAN

    • Kim Bentley on January 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing! .Her unique spirit, beautiful smile and infectious laugh will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to family and friends. Rest peacefully, Barb.

  27. Nay and T on January 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

    We shared a ton of good times. A ton .Tom and I are saddened by your passing.

    This existence of ours is as transient as autumn Cloudss. To watch the birth and death of beings is like a dance. A life is like a flash of lightning in the sky,Rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain.

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