Barbara Hoffman

(Sep 20, 1941 to Apr 26, 2012)

Barbara never missed a chance to socialize. Even during the days when she was running a house full with six children, she still found a way to make it to almost every social event at St. Peter’s, or for that matter, to any church that was hosting one. Saturday nights were always for dancing. As a teenager, she met her husband Chet at a dance, and up until recently she would still keep him on the dance floor until he was exhausted then trade him off for a new partner. This, though, was merely a reflection of her friendly nature. Born with the gift of gab, she made friends everywhere she went. But she was the most proud to have been a friend of Bill W for the past 25 years.rn Barbara is survived by her husband of 50 years, Chester, of Delran and is the mother of Jeffrey of Riverside, Christopher of Riverside, Debbie Wigmore (Don Clauso) of Audubon, Colleen Forgash (Gerald) of Delanco, Jennifer Roman (Rob) of Hainesport, Sharon Andress (Kurt) of Audubon and the late David. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and her great-grandson. rn Come celebrate Barbara’s 70 wonderful years (Sept. 20, 1941-April 26, 2012) Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 9-10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM Tuesday at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church (St. Peter’s Site), Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr. Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.rn

16 thoughts on “Barbara Hoffman

  1. Nancy Clauss Hutchinson

    Sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful, fun-loving person. No matter where I saw her either working, shopping, Riverdel Swim Club, she was so much fun. Our most sincere codolences Chet & your family.rnrnGeorge & Nancy Hutchinson, Fripp Island, SCrn

  2. Linda urwiler

    Barbara.. oh how I will miss you!! I had the honer and privladge to have known Barb as my neighbor for eight years followed by my number one client in the salon where I work. She would come in and light the whole room up, striking conversations with all the people in the room that day. We shared so many wonderful stories over all the years in my chair. I will always remember her laugh, and the way she would slap her knee, when she was laughing. I truly loved her with all my heart, and she will forever be missed by me.

  3. Anonymous

    I will miss you so much! You were a wonderful Mother. Our family will not be the same without you but we will take care of Dad and you will always be in our thoughts and prayers everyday. I love you!

  4. Mike Bradley

    So sorry for your loss. Sounds like your mom enjoyed life to the fullest and had a lot of fun along the way. Take Care!rnrnMike

  5. Theresa Wilson

    Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye, but this is not goodbye as you will always be in my heart and memories. You were part of my youth and my adulthood and I am forever gratful to you, without you I wouldn’t have Jennifer in my life and of course the sister’s. Love and miss you!

  6. Robert

    I do remember her from speaking at F troop several times. It is a special occasion when one of the Fellowship passes on. It is a celebration of a live well lived as opposed to those that die from our disease prematurely. She was loved by all of us and contributed I am sure to saving more lives than just her own. God speed and a prayer for the family that grief turn to joy. God bless.

  7. Beth Gehret

    My deepest sympathies to Chet and family. We always had fun whenenever we saw Barbara! I can remember her closing the Hallmark Store in the Cinnaminson mall to have lunch with us, she was hillarious!!! Always the life of the party at our family functions. We will truly miss our cousin.rnMy thoughts and prayers are with you all.rnLove, Beth

  8. Eric Bedford

    My sympathies to the the family.I have known mrs.Hoffman since I was 3 years old and been her neighbor for over 30 years.I will always remember my mom and I visiting you at the card shop when I was a kid. You are truely one of the sweetest people I have ever known.It is a honor to have known you.Your sweet smile and gentle nature will never be forgotten.I will truely miss but never forget you!

  9. Tom Cantwell

    My condolences to Barbara’s family. I met Barb in February of 1990. We had a group of us who would travel around and meet new friends. BarBara always had a great sense of humor and I loved the times we spent together. I know she’s in a better place.nHey Barb, save me a seat up there to…… :) nLove Always,nTommy

  10. Cindy Elliott

    Hey Guys, she was truly an angel and she always gave me a smile and kind word,and that put a smile on my face. I am sad she is not going to be at the Hoffman/Roman functions, but I know she will be smiling down wishing the best for the rest of us!!!

  11. Shelby Wigmore

    To the most wonderful mummum in the world, I am sad you are not going to see me graduate from nursing school, or dance the night away at my wedding, but it was your time to go. You were the most loving person i have ever met in my whole life and i doubt i will ever meet anyone as sweet as you again. You better keep an eye on all of us down here! We will miss you everyday. I love you.

  12. Jack & Marge Flanagan

    Chet and Family,Please accept our deepest sympthy at the passing of Barbara. We shared many good times at St. Peter’s and we are fortunate to have known you both and have good memories of good times. God bless. Marge & Jack.

  13. Michael Coceano

    Dear Family and Friends,rnBarbara will be remembered for her courage, neverending smile and the bright spiritual light she cast upon entering a room. rnWith Honor,rnMichael C.rn

  14. Jennifer Taylor

    Barb had the kind of laugh that carried through a room and made you smile… My fondest memories are on Saturday Night after the meeting we’d goto Hathaway’s and have good times and great fellowship… Barb will forever be a part of my heart!

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