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Barbara Ann Reilly

9 octobre 195322 septembre 2021
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Barbara Ann Martin Reilly passed away peacefully in her sleep, while in the care of hospice at the age of 67 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Barbara was lovingly known as Barb by her husband and family. She was also known as " mom " and "memaw" by her children and grandchild. Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family.

Barbara was born on October 9, 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Barbara grew up with a large family, which made her the giving and sharing woman she was. Barbara met the love of her life, Norman, at the age of 17 at a wedding. Their love was such a true connection, that they married 13 months later on September 9, 1972. During their life together they experienced many new cultures and living environments from Quebec Canada to North Carolina and Massachusetts in the United States. Barbara and Norman would go on great adventures all across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Trinidad, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. During their adventures Barbara and Norman began to grow their loving family with their daughter, Sabrina, and son, Ryan. In 2013 Barbara and Norman were blessed with a grandson, Jackson.

Barbara was the loving mother that stayed home with her children until they were teenagers, then she began a new adventure and began working again. She started as a secretary at Wake county mental health then later worked in customer service at Oxford University Press. All those who worked with Barbara would say she is a giving, loving and hard-working woman. Barbara also thoroughly enjoyed doing projects for herself and others. Barbara enjoyed gifting and beautifying her home with her artwork, such as cross stitching, painting pottery, making glass pieces, doing diamond art pictures and so much more. Barbara would always give a hand when her husband and children were working on projects, always ensuring to be a part of what was going on, so to lend a helping hand. She would often push Norm out from under the car hood so as to be more involved, which was comical. Barbara may have been small in stature but she was always a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her family.

Barbara was survived by her loving husband, Norman. Barbara was also survived by her daughter, Sabrina, and her life partner, Larie, her son, Ryan, and his wife, Rebekah, and grandson, Jackson. Barbara also left behind her mother-in-law, June. Others that Barbara has left behind are her sisters, brothers, nieces, and great nieces and nephews. Barbara's love for her family, immediate and extended, was and will always be felt and missed.

A celebration of life will be held in Barbara's honor from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Brown and Wynne Funeral Home. Which is located at 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary NC, 27511.

In order for her Canadian family and friends to join in a celebration of life, a second celebration will be held in Alexandra, Ontario, on October 11, Monday at the Bonnie Glen pavilion Hall from 3:00 to 11:00 PM. This is open to all friends knowing Barbara, however, people joining for dinner should notify the family to ensure the correct amount of food will be provided.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    dimanche, 3 octobre , 2021

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Barbara Ann Reilly

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Eileen McQuilkin

2 octobre , 2021

So very sorry to hear about Barbara. Our sympathy for Norm and all the family. She was a unique, interesting and all round wonderful female!

Joy Jenkens

28 septembre , 2021

Barbara was a spunky woman, who had a strong presence and energy. Pre-pandemic, I used to see her almost daily at OUP when I passed by the customer service area. My condolences and prayers to her family and friends. She has left us too soon, and will be missed.

colleen bussey

28 septembre , 2021

To Barbara's family and close friends, I am sorry for your loss and ask that strength may surround you when in need. I always enjoyed catching up with "Barb" and found her a calming presence at Oxford.

Keisha Banks

28 septembre , 2021

Sending tight hugs and my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Reilly. Barbara was always so kind and helpful as a colleague at OUP. I enjoyed hearing stories and seeing pictures of her grandson. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. Heaven has truly gained an angel. 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". RIP my sweet friend.

Jenilee Jordan

28 septembre , 2021

For as long as I have worked at Oxford University Press, I have worked with Barbara. She, like me, was short in stature, so we had an instant connection. What she lacked in height she made up for in heart and spunk. I always looked forward to bringing orders down to Barbara so we could chat about her grandbabies or my boys. She was such a pleasure to work with and it is a honor to have called her a friend and colleague. I am sad to hear the world has lost such a beautiful person. OUP has not and will never be the same without her! Rest in Peace, Barbara!

Diana Carroll

28 septembre , 2021

With fond memories of a fun co-worker and heartfelt sympathy to the family - Diana

Judy Ziboukh

28 septembre , 2021

I worked with Barbara at Oxford University Press. One of the things I always enjoyed was going down to customer service and visiting with Barbara. She always had a smile and a bit of mischief in her eyes. I will always hold that memory. Sending love and saying prayers for her family and all who love Barbara. She was a special light here on earth and now one the shines brightly in heaven.

Lisa Lunny

26 septembre , 2021

My dearest God mother, you have always been a little spitfire that I have always loved and admired. You now and always will hold a very special part of my heart. I will never forget your beautiful smile and warmest hugs. May God keep you close while we wait for our reunion in the golden city. I love you with all my heart.

Thomas Reilly

26 septembre , 2021

While we were playing cards, in came Barbra and Norman asked if she smashed up the Mustang.

Patricia Lunny

26 septembre , 2021

Sister in law in name but sister in heart and mind. You have been with us for as long as I can remember and will be with me forever more. Always in my heart 💗💗 love you forever

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