Obituary of Barbara Shine
Barbara Joan Shine, aged 71, died on June 23, 2020, at Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Caring daughter of Joan and George Mills, now deceased, Barbara was born March 3, 1949. She is survived by her devoted husband Laurence Shine and loving sisters Debbie Wachowicz, Jackie Fisher, and Darcy Flynn. She was the cherished aunt to five nieces: Colette Backus, Melissa Fisher, Amanda Umansky, Jessica Wachowicz and Katie Flynn; two nephews, Jonathan Fisher and Michael Wachowicz; two great-nieces Isabella and Katarina Umansky, and three great nephews, Devin and Daniel Backus and Ronin Wachowicz. Graduating from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, with a BA in History and Teaching and then earning her nursing degree at Trocaire College, Barbara began her nursing career in the Pediatric Endocrine Department of Children’s Hospital in 1975. For over forty years Barbara shared her skills and expertise as a Pediatric Endocrine Nurse, helping children and educating parents on how to care for their children. She was also the Endocrine Research nurse and participated in hundreds of studies for the growth and development of her young patients. Barbara and Laurence relished traveling, especially to Ireland, of which nation she was a proud citizen. She delighted in visiting Laurence’s many relatives and friends, all of whom came to love her. She felt completely at home in that beautiful country. She will be deeply missed by friends and family, far and near, for her brilliant smile, her generosity to all, and her joie de vivre. Memories and responses are greatly appreciated. A celebration of life will be held at a date to be determined. If desired, donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care, 225 Como Park, Buffalo, NY 14227. Irish Eulogy The Deep Peace of the Blazing Sun The Deep Peace of the Radiant Moon The Deep Peace of the Shining Stars The Deep Peace of the Flowing Wind The Deep Peace of the Running Wave The Deep Peace of the Quiet Earth, be with You. And the Blessing of the God and Goddess be with You and remain with You this today and forever.
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