Barbara A Lusa

May 10, 1955April 30, 2013

NEW LONDON – Barbara A. Lusa, 57, died unexpectedly at Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday. She was born in New London on May 10, 1955 to the late Robert and Virginia Wood. After graduating high school she worked for many years as a bookkeeper at various offices in the area. Barbara also spent a good amount of her time as an administrator for Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Insitiute. Barbara is survived by her son; James L. Wood, daughter; Heather Sedoris, sisters; Mary Lee, Martha Bixby and Virginia Moore, two grandchildren; Jayden and Charlotte Sedoris and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1pm to 3pm at the Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville, CT. There are no services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brains Aneurism Foundation, at The Brain Aneurism Foundation is the world’s only non-profit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidents of brain aneurism ruptures. To leave an online condolence, please visit



  • Visitation / Calling Hours Sunday, May 5, 2013


  • There are no formal services, Burial will be private at the convenience of the family

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Laurie Taylor

May 14, 2013

I will miss you so much barb You were my best friend we have been through so much together we had FUN I love you RIP

May 10, 2013

Deeply Saddened...

Paul Butler

Lauren Weymouth

May 7, 2013

It was with great regret to hear of Barbara's passing. She and I got to spend a lot of time together as we launched the Danbury, CT campus of Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. She was instrumental in enrolling students into new programs to improve upon their lives. Very transformative work and she had such a wonderful way of relating to all kinds of people. I wish her all the best on her next journey and send my condolences to her family.

Mary Paradis

May 7, 2013

So sorry to hear of Barbara's tragic passing such a beautiful young soul..I want to send my deepest sympathy and sorrow to Barbara's family and to cousin Ritchie and family.. My Dad Rosario Sabilia sends his deepest sympathy and prayers to family and to Ritchie Lusa..

colleen mileski

May 6, 2013

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

kim mcpherson

May 5, 2013

Dear Jimmie,I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom..i know there are no words i can say that will make any of this make are in my heart and thoughts.:(

Emmett Douglas

May 5, 2013

Barbara will always be in my heart. She was a dear friend. I will miss her everyday. To know her was to love her.

The Lombardos

May 4, 2013

To Barbara's family: John and I are saddened by Barbara's sudden loss. Events such as this defy logic or reason. Let us all make the most of each day that we are given, and never lose our gratitude.
John and Stephanie Lombardo

Carol Stone

May 4, 2013

The Last time I saw Barbara she was Dancing, I can't think of a Better Memory to Have of her
She is dancing with The Lord now!

Jasmine Ivan-Perkins

May 4, 2013

Dear Jim,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's sudden death. I never met your mom, but when I saw her picture~ I saw YOUR smile! I have been & will continue to pray for you & your family~ especially that God will reveal "why" so that you may have some closure & comfort. I'm so sorry that you are hurting & I wish there was something magical me or someone else could say to you~ something that would make everything alright again, but we both know there just isn't anything that can be said. If you need to talk~ ever~ I'm here...even if it's months from now~ I'm here ;) Jasmine