August 10, 1935 – January 3, 2021
Rosario “Charito” Barrero of Boca Raton died peacefully at home on January 3, 2021 at the age of 85, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her son Anthony, daughter-in-law Catherine, daughter Rosabel, son-in-law Rick, and son Cesar, as well as her grandchildren, Alexandra, Olivia, Ricky, Alex and Cristina, her brother, Luis, ten nieces and nephews, and her dog (and faithful companion), Cookie.
Charito was born in Havana, Cuba on August 10, 1935. Her parents were from Asturias, Spain, and she was the seventh of eight children. On January 17, 1960, Charito married the love of her life, Manuel Antonio Barrero, with whom she was married for 49 years. Manuel and Charito emigrated to the United States in 1960, settling in the Washington, DC area. They relocated to Palm Beach County, Florida in 1986. Charito became widowed in 2009.
Charito loved to cook and bake and played the piano beautifully. She was also very skilled in, and passionate about, sewing, embroidery, and crochet. She loved to make clothing, including dresses and sweaters, as well as tablecloths for family and friends. Charito was also a long-time member of The Cuban American Club in West Palm Beach and a talented dominoes player.
The viewing for Charito will be on January 8, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home located at 1100 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, followed by a funeral mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church located at 370 SW 3rd Street, Boca Raton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to The Cuban American Club located at 886 Pike Road, West Palm Beach, Fl 33411.
- Rosa Reyes (Rick Reyes), Daughter
- Cesar Barrero, Son
- Anthony Barrero, Son
- Manuel Barrero, Jr., Son
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January 8, 2021
Charito and Poppy were like family to us. Their door was always open and many wonderful meals, holidays and celebrations were spent together. Charito cooked my wedding rehearsal dinner (!) knitted a beautiful outfit for my babies to come home from the hospital in and was the mom I always wished I’d had. We were so incredibly blessed to have Poppy and Charito in our lives. She is in the arms of Poppy tonight resting peacefully. We will always love you Charito and Poppy. Til we meet again. Magnus and Emilie.
Ron & Sandy Cohen
January 8, 2021
What a beautiful walk down memory lane!
Our memories include her playing dominos at your wonderful parties, her beautiful crocheted dresses, and her beautiful smile.
It was an honor to be her personal obstetrician.
Sandy & Ron