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Barbara Gherri

June 13, 1938October 10, 2021

Barbara Ann Gherri, 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Little River, SC on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Born in Nyack, NY, on June 13, 1938, she was a daughter to George and Marie Peterson.

Barbara was a dedicated mother and loving wife. She was a retired registered nurse who devoted her life to caring and helping others. Her kind and giving nature touched the lives of many people and pets. Her Faith in God helped her persevere through life's many challenges.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard Gherri; her daughters, Joanne and Tracy; her sister Betsy; and granddaughter Melissa.

A funeral service will be held 11:00am November 8, 2021, at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1100 8th Ave. N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. A Celebration of life will follow at 1:00 pm at Calabash Elks, 937 Carter Dr. SW, Calabash, NC 28467.

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Joanne Kane

October 13, 2021

Rich, Joanne and Tracy,

As you all know, Barbara and I have been friends since 1940. We grew up together having fun and "adventures" and making memories that have lasted through our lives. We loved each other like sisters. Even when time, distance and circumstance kept us apart, we always kept in touch and got together when we could. I feel very blessed to have had her as my friend for 8 1 years. Now, her light on earth has gone out but it will shine bright in my heart and mind for the rest of my life.
I know you all have your loving memories of her and hope you are finding comfort in them. I wish I was there to hug each of you but you know I am with you in thought and prayer.