Barbara A. Vitale

March 22, 1938September 9, 2021
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Barbara Ann Vitale, a longtime resident of Warren, passed away on September 9, 2021 at the age of 83. Barbara was born on March 22, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, to her loving parents the late Elmer and the late Margaret Brown.

Barbara retired from the Warren Consolidated School System after serving them for many years. She loved spending time outside in her garden. She was an incredibly crafty person. She worked with anything from clay to paints and especially loved to sew. Her family history was important to her and she spent a lot of her time working on learning her ancestry. Her absolute favorite thing in the world is her family. Watching her grandchildren grow up and spending any time she was given with them was a blessing.

She was the beloved wife and love of his life to the late Salvatore "Sam" Vitale. Loving mother to Victor (Shawn) Babowicz, Sue (the late Chuck) West, Frank Babowicz, and the stepmother of Andrea (Kurt) Vitale, and the late Barbie Vitale. The cherished grandmother of Michael (Kelly) Babowicz, Ryan (Riley) West, Shelby (Zac) Rogers, and the late Brandon Brittingham. The treasured great grandmother to Michael, Sean, and Kayle Babowicz. The caring sister to Betty (the late Jerry) Clara. She leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who deeply cared for her and will miss her dearly.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 16, starting at 2:00PM until the time of the funeral service at 5:00PM. Visitation will continue after the service until 8:00PM, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road, at Masonic, in Warren.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Sam and Barbara's beloved dog Max, please make a donation to the ASPCA.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021


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Kelly Babowicz

September 10, 2021

"I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep
About you, about you"