Berenice Jane Baran
September 2, 1923 – December 15, 2019
Berenice Jane Baran of Sparta passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at her home with her son at her side. She was born in Charleroi, Pa. The eldest child of Joseph and Evelyn Fero. She is predeceased by her husband Robert A. Baran and her daughter Deborah A. Baran, her sisters, Beverly and Germaine and a brother Joseph. She is survived by her son Robert J. Baran, her grandson Jonathan R. Walk of Connecticut, as well as two sisters, Clara Crisi of Monessen, Pa. and Linda Fero of Whitehall Pa. and a brother John (Jack) Fero of Cape Coral Fl. She had six nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews. During her early years she work at many different jobs. As part of the WWII war effort she worked in a metallurgy lab at a steel mill. She also worked in retail and as a butcher. While a butcher she met her future husband, Robert, and married in 1946. When her children were young she was a member of the Mothers Guild of Rev. G A Brown School and volunteered at Mana House, Youth Employment Service and the Church Mouse Thrift store. Later, she worked as a secretary in the title insurance field and was a member of The Sussex County Legal Secretaries. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Parish at 294 Sparta Avenue, Sparta NJ 07871. Friends are asked to join the family for the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made on her behalf to The American Heart association or to The Sparta Ambulance Squad.
- Funeral Service Thursday, December 19, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, December 19, 2019