Barbara – Colameco

(May 28, 1956 to Mar 18, 2010)

Priority one for Barbara was her home and family. She’d think nothing of turning down an extravagant trip just to spend time with her kids. She never missed one of their games and there was no doubt that she was having the time of her life at every one; she was proud to come home with a sore throat after every game. If you were around Barbara any time after Thanksgiving, you knew that she surrounded herself with seasonal music all day long and turned her Swedesboro home into a Christmas village. She was more inclined to reach for a romance novel or a book of poetry than to turn on the T.V. She loved a good concert and her taste for music was eclectic: Pink Floyd, Chris Daughtry,Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi. Her favorite was U2. She put her all into cheering on the Phils, Birds and Nova basketball. Her garden was beautiful; she got much satisfaction in seeing the fruits of her own hard work. Barbara had a mind for numbers; she was a 1978 graduate of West Chester University with a degree in finance and was previously the financial officer for Powertech, Inc. She later double checked all the numbers for Wellshire Farms, Inc. the company she co-founded with her husband. Lou leaned on her heavily: if he had a question she knew the answer. Even through three years of fighting breast cancer Barbara wasted little time thinking of herself. She noticed that others who were less fortunate were unable to make their appointment and treatments due to the fact that they had no transportation. In response, she began her work with the Greater Philadelphia Cancer Transportation Fund which helps patients who are less fortunate receive vouchers for transportation to and from medical appointments, medicines, and for baseline testings. She will be remembered by all for her beauty and her light and her kind and generous spirit.rnLou and Barb were best friends. They were just days away from being married for 24 wonderful years. Their union was blessed by three children: Jessica and twins, Matthew and Thomas. She is also survived by parents Lyndel and Lois Hartshorne, a brother, Steven, lots of aunts and cousins, six brothers and sisters in law and 11 nieces and nephews. Come celebrate 53 family centered years Tuesday 8-12 noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Service will be 1 p.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church. Donations to Greater Philadelphia Cancer Transportation Fund, c/o Wellshire Farms, 509 Woodstown Rd, Swedesboro NJ 08085.rnrnrn

25 thoughts on “Barbara – Colameco

  1. Mark Tarzwell

    Dear Lou and family,rnI only met Barbara this past holidays when I stopped by Wellshire. In the few minutes we shared stories, she glowed when she spoke proudly of her family. It was easy to see that was what made her life. And as I left, she gave me a heartfelt and warm hug which I will always remember her by. My sincere condolences for your sorrow and grievious loss. Warmest thoughts, Mark

  2. Karl & Robin

    Lou, Jessica, Matt and Tom,rnrnHow very sad to hear of Barb’s passing. Barb was a great lady and a joy to know. Barb was a true inspiration to all of us who knew and loved her and will be sorely missed. Karl and I will always have such fond memories of all our good times together.rnrnOur deepest sympathy is with all of you at this sad and difficult time.rnrnYou are all in our hearts and prayers.rnrnLove, rnKarl and Robin

  3. Joe McKernan

    LounnI am deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept my condolences. Barb was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.nnI remember how much she enjoyed watching the Boys play lacrosse – even if sometimes they did not hit enough.nnIf there is anything I can do to help in this difficult time let me know.nn

  4. Anthony Renzulli and the people of the Twinne Shope

    Dear Lou and family:nnFrom my myself, my family and the family here at the Twin Shoppe let us all express our deepest sympathy on Barbara’s death. The hurt from the loss of such a wonderful confidant and life companion can never be healed. But that is the price we pay for loving someone so dearly and so intimately. As you have been so gracious and generous to so many people, now lean on their support and prayers at this time. May the angels lead Barbara into paradise. May she bless all of us with her thoughts and prayers, as she now enjoys the pleasure of God’s presence for all eternity.

  5. Janice and Jim Schultz

    Jim and I are truly saddened by the loss of someone so special. We will never forget her cheerful attitude all the time. We feel honored to have been close friends for years with many fond memories that we will cherish.

  6. Joe, Sharon, Dante and Gino Frederico

    Lou, Jessica, Tom and MattnWe are very sorry for your loss. Barb was always so pleasant to be around. She will be missed by all.

  7. Tracy Fagan

    In your life you meet all different types of people. I have been fortunate to meet many, many people and I can honestly say that Barb was one of the kindest, most beautiful( on the inside and out )people that I have ever had the privilege to know. She exuded warmth and class, she was the best daughter, sister, wife, mother, co worker and friend. She loved to live, laugh and love. I will never forget her. May she rest in peace. Earth will forever miss her but heaven is lucky to have her.

  8. sherry saul

    I had the pleasure of meeting Lou and Barb 10 years ago at the Old Swedes Inn. They would come in for lunch every Friday, and We bacame fast friends. I have met many people over the years, but can honestly say, Barb was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I am privleged to have known her personally, a beautiful lady inside and out. We will miss you Barb.

  9. Joanne & Sam Maugeri

    I am blessed for having known & worked with Barb. She had the kindest, sweetest spirit ~ and always looked for the brighter better side in everyone. She will be greatly missed by all those lives she touched. My heartfelt condolences to Lou, Jess, Tom & Matt

  10. Chris Uttard

    Where do I begin? Barbara was my cousin. I have known her all my life, but she was also my lifelong friend. She was always a very caring and kind person, but also full of life and fun and laughter. I have so many wonderful memories of her. We were always excited when we found out our families were getting together. When we were young we sometimes crawled through the ductwork in her familys home to hide from our brothers (there was an access point in her bedroom closet and one in the laundry room at the opposite side of the house) or got wet and muddy playing in the stream behind her house. As we got older, we sometimes took long walks together, talking about whatever was going on in our lives at the time. She was in my wedding – a number of years later I was in hers. As the years went by and we became moms, we often discussed our kids and our parents, more recently sharing our thoughts on how to guide teenagers and young adults and how to let go and trust them to make wise choices. Even as she fought breast cancer, her main concern was for her family, not herself. My family greatly enjoyed sharing Easter each year with Barb, Lou and their children, and assorted parents, aunts and uncles. She died much too young, leaving a void no one else can fill – she will be greatly missed. nn

  11. Alan Godley

    I am an old friend of Barbara’s from back before she met Lou and have great memories of a warm, caring and fun individual. I am so sorry for your loss Lou, I only met you once but it only took that one time to realize how perfectly suited you two were and how lucky you were to have found each other. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Ellie & Blair Gordon

    Our greatest sympathy to the Colameco family.rnrnBarb was such a joy to be around.rnrnWhen Barb & Lou were together, there was celebration in the air !rnrnThere are no words to describe, how much Barb will be missed.

  13. Sam Casella

    To the Colameco Family,rnMy deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this most difficult time. May the memories you have shared with her help get you all through this trying time. Pleae know that she was a wonderful person and had a warm giving spirit. May God rest her soul

  14. Bruce & Tara Snyder

    To the Colameco Family,Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this most difficult time.rnPlease know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.rnBruce & Tara Snyder

  15. Mario & June DeCorso

    Dear Lou,rnSad news, but rejoice in the special time you had withrnBarbara, one of the nicest individuals we have ever met.rnMario and June DeCorso

  16. David Stolz

    Lou please accept my heartfelt sympathy -after spending the day 3/17) at your office and listening to all the wonderful words about Barbara I think I understand how lucky you were to have had her for the time you did –

  17. Don and Marie Saul

    Lou and family,Our deepest sympathy to you. After meeting Barbara for the first time, it was as if you had known her always. What a fun and kind person she was. She will be sadly missed.

  18. Angel and John Lucas

    Lou, Jessie, Matt, and Tom,rnPlease accept our deepest condolences in the loss of your dear wife and loving mother. Barb was the sweetest nicest person we were proud to know. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone or anything and she loved her family to the fullest. She will be greatly missed and the entire Colameco is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are here if you need us in the days to come. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Angel and John Lucas

  19. Bob & Donna Wilgus

    Lou and family, we are so sorry to hear about Barbs passing. Our prayers will be with you during this very difficult time. Years have passed since we’ve seen each other but we feel the loss of a friend. God Bless all of you and keep you in his prayers.

  20. Dave Wiener

    Barb was a very awesome person. She had the friendliest personality. She was my mom’s best friend and she helped her because she cared so much about her. They had been friends since they were 12 years old!rn Every summer, we would take a trip down to her NJ house and me and my sister would play with her kids. We had so much fun and the BBQs were always so amazing. She knew I was a huge Genesis, and as a gift, gave me some of her Genesis records. I’ll never forget that and I will always keep them in memory of her. rnShe was one of the coolest people ever and I will never forget her. My sympathies and condolences to the Harchorne and Colameco families.

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