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Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI

OBITUARY

Barbara A. Beacom

January 29, 1934June 27, 2019
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Beacom, Barbara A – of Auburn Hills, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, peacefully at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital. Funeral Mass will be 10:00am, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3400 S. Adams Rd, Auburn Hills, with visitation starting at 9:30am before the start of the Mass. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills.

Barb was born as Barbara Ann Sarafinski in Pontiac, MI, on Jan 29, 1934. Barb graduated from Saint Frederick High School in 1952. She married the love of her life, Don Beacom, on August 20, 1955. Barb worked many different jobs, but her greatest work was done within the walls of her home. She and Don raised two beautiful children, Bill and Karen. She loved children and babysat for family and friends in the neighborhood. Barb was a devout catholic, belonging to Sacred Heart of the Hills for nearly 50 years. Barb and Don enjoyed life to the fullest, and did everything together. They spent their free time boating, cruising Woodward, at car shows, and being the highlight of a party with their impressive Polka dancing. Barb was blessed not only with exceptional cooking and baking skills, but also with an amazing memory and a gift for storytelling. She could recall in remarkable detail the events of her life, and she loved to share them with friends and family.

Barb was predeceased by her husband Don in 2014, daughter Karen Taliercio and her husband Tony in 2010, and brother Ted Sarafinski in 1988. Surviving are son Bill Beacom and wife Sandy of Auburn Hills; grandson Tony Taliercio and wife Rhonda of Goodrich, great-grandkids Hailee and Hunter; granddaughter Kelly Tollefson and husband Jon of Troy, great-granddaughters Juliana and Ava; grandson Matt Beacom and wife Laura of Bloomfield Hills, great-grandsons Jake, Cade, and Zack; grandson Jeremy Taliercio and wife Krystal of Howell, great-grandkids Carter and Annabel; grandson Nick Taliercio and wife Brandi of Lapeer, great-grandson Bennett; sister-in-law Donna and her husband Sam Ritchie; niece Julie Allen; nephew Dave Linsenman and wife Sue; niece Sandi Taliercio and husband Vince; niece Sherrie Kerschenheiter;nieces Paula Metz, Pam Slating and husband Mike, Theresa Sinner; and nephew Mike Sarafinski.

  • FAMILY

  • Don Beacom, Husband
  • Bill (Sandy) Beacom, Son
  • Karen (Tony) Taliercio, Daughter
  • Tony (Rhonda) Taliercio, Grandson
  • Hailee and Hunter, Great-Grandchildren
  • Kelly (Jon) Tollefson, Granddaughter
  • Juliana and Ava, Great-Grandchildren
  • Matt (Laura) Beacom, Grandson
  • Jake, Cade, and Zack, Great-Grandchildren
  • Jeremy (Krystal) Taliercio, Grandson
  • Carter and Annabel, Great-Grandchildren
  • Nick (Brandi) Taliercio, Grandson
  • Bennett Taliercio, Great Grandson
  • Ted Sarafinski, Brother
  • Donna (Sam) Ritchie, Sister-in-law
  • Julie Allen, Niece
  • Dave (Sue) Linsenman, Nephew
  • Sandi (Vince) Taliercio, Niece
  • Sherrie Kerschenheiter, Niece
  • Paula Metz, Niece
  • Pam (Mike) Slating, Niece
  • Theresa Sinner, Niece
  • Mike Sarafinski, Nephew

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Scripture Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Instate Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Memories

Barbara A. Beacom

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AnneMarie Arzenti

July 5, 2019

Barbara was a sweet soul! She was full of love and had not a sour bone in her body. She made me smile and she will be missed. Every time I see a rosary I think of her. May she Rest In Peace and her family learn to move on without her here. I hope the empty space in your hearts are full of fond memories.

Donna Ritchie

June 29, 2019

Barb was my sister-in-law, but were as close as true sisters. I thought the world of her. She was so good to my brother, the love of her life. I stood up in their wedding many years ago. They had 2 beautiful children that I adored. She is with Don now and that's what she wanted. Rest in piece, Barb. You will never
be forgotten. I love you.......Donna

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