Barbara R. Nyhan

March 22, 1919June 27, 2019

Barbara R. Nyhan

Barbara Nyhan, 100 years old, formerly of Springfield, MA., passed away peacefully on June 27, 2019 at her home at The Waterford Health Center. She is predeceased by her loving husband, John Nyhan and her daughter, Nancy Vastola. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Jack Nyhan and family of Los Alamos, NM; and Christopher Nyhan and family of Austin, TX; her grandson Brian Vastola and family of Coral Springs, FL; as well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her devoted friend and attorney, Jim Chioffe.

Barbara was a professionally trained dancer from an early age, and studied under the Russian Ballet Master, Anatole Bourman and Leon Varkas at the Chicago Opera. She also worked with Frank Sinatra during his career. Later on, she worked at American Airlines where she met her husband, John. They traveled the world together after retirement. She was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach for 20 years.

There will be a visitation at the Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Home at 754 US Hwy 1, North Palm Beach, Fl on Sunday, June 30th from 4-6 pm with a prayer service at 4:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Paul of the Cross Church at 11 am on Monday, July 1st, where she was a faithful parishioner. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence, MA. The family would like to thank the staff at The Waterford for their kindness and care for Barbara.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2019


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Sarah Nyhan

June 28, 2019

Rest in peace, Grandma.