OBITUARY

Barbara Janice Drolet

September 23, 1924June 9, 2019
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Barbara Janice Drolet (94), a resident of Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 9, 2019. Born in Biddeford, ME, she answered the call of duty during World War II where she served as a Navy Wave. She was a military spouse, and mother of 7 children. After multiple duty assignments and travel to various stations, she returned to Norfolk in 2013. She was very fond of earth colors, sophisticated arrangements, and appreciated creating refined settings. She was vivacious and loved dancing. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Ruby and Louis Girouard; and her husband, Ulysses Drolet. Left to cherish her memory are her 7 children: Janice Hutchinson (Jim), Debbie Portis Lee (Allen), Cyndy Kasch (Butch), Pat Wills (Mike), Laurence Drolet, Elizabeth Woodard (Mark), and Dorene Campbell; 13 grandchildren: Tonya Palmer (Kevin), Darlene Stone (Vern), Diane Marx (Rich), DJ Portis (Christy), Jason Kasch (Erin), Dawn Gottfried (Scott), Lisa Crooks (Ryan), Jennifer Castillo (Matt), Marcus Woodard (Amy), Eric Woodard (Vanessa), Keri Woodard, Tim Campbell, and Jamie Lynn Yingling; 15 great-grandchildren: Christina Stone, Thomas Stone, Heather Federoff (Carl), Amber Marx, Devon Portis, Sydney Kasch, Griffin Kasch, Crista Gottfried, Rachel Gottfried, Maddison Crooks, Landon Crooks, Braydon Crooks, Ben Castillo, Nick Castillo, and Amelia Castillo; one great-great-grandchild: Mariana Federoff; one brother, Paul Girouard; and one sister, Beverly Drolet (Rene).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA at 12PM. Afterwards, a gathering for family and friends will be held at her daughter's home.

  • FAMILY

  • Ulysses Drolet, Husband
  • Janice Hutchinson, Daughter
  • Jim Hutchinson, Son-in-law
  • Debbie Portis Lee, Daughter
  • Allen Lee, Son-in-law
  • Cyndy Kasch, Daughter
  • Butch Kasch, Son-in-law
  • Pat Wills, Daughter
  • Mike Wills, Son-in-law
  • Lawrence Drolet, Son
  • Elizabeth Woodard, Daughter
  • Mark Woodard, Son-in-law
  • Dorene Campbell, Daughter
  • Tonya Palmer, Granddaughter
  • Keven Palmer, Grand Son-in-law
  • Darlene Stone, Granddaughter
  • Verne Stone, Grand Son-in-law
  • Diane Marx, Granddaughter
  • Rich Marx, Grand Son-in-law
  • DJ Portis, Grandson
  • Christy Portis, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Jason Kasch, Grandson
  • Erin Kasch, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Dawn Gottfried, Granddaughter
  • Scott Gottfried, Grand Son-in-law
  • Lisa Crooks, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Crooks, Grand Son-in-law
  • Jennifer Castillo, Granddaughter
  • Matt Castillo, Grand Son-in-law
  • Marcus Woodard, Grandson
  • Amy Woodard, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Eric Woodard, Grandson
  • Vanessa Woodard, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Keri Woodard, Granddaughter
  • Tim Campbell, Grandson
  • Jamie Lynn Yingling, Grandchild
  • Christina Stone, Great Grandchild
  • Thomas Stone, Great Grandchild
  • Amber Marx, Great Grandchild
  • Heather Federoff, Great Grandchild
  • Devon Portis, Great Grandchild
  • Sydney Kasch, Great Grandchild
  • Griffin Kasch, Great Grandchild
  • Christa Gottfried, Great Grandchild
  • Rachel Gottfried, Great Grandchild
  • Maddison Crooks, Great Grandchild
  • Landon Crooks, Great Grandchild
  • Braydon Crooks, Great Grandchild
  • Ben Castillo, Great Grandchild
  • Nick Castillo, Great Grandchild
  • Amelia Castillo, Grandchild
  • Mariana Federoff, Great Great Grandchild
  • Clarence E Wyman, Father
  • Syda Reubena Wyman, Mother
  • Paul Girouard, Brother
  • Beverly Drolet, Sister

Services

22 June

Celebration of Life Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Woodlawn Funeral Home

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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