Barbara Nola, 71, of Exeter, formerly of Ft. Pierce, Fla., passed away Friday afternoon in the Hampton House, Wilkes-Barre, under the care of Heartland Hospice.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Passaro Nola.
She was a graduate of Midwood High School, Brooklyn, NY. In her earlier years, she was employed as an executive secretary. Barbara was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Over 35 years ago, Barbara was afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and remained at home in the loving care of her parents and devoted caregivers. A blessing to her family, she taught them determination and how to enjoy life no matter what obstacles you face. Barbara had a tremendous sense of humor, for which she will always be remembered.
Surviving are cousins, including Thomas Nola and his wife, Mary, Wurtsboro, NY
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kenneth.
A blessing service will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM in the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith). Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday from Noon until the time of the service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the family mausoleum in White City Cemetery, Ft. Pierce, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 38 N. Main Street Pittston, PA 18640 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2040 Linglestown Rd., Ste. 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.