Thursday, August 21, 2008


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another of our classmates. Barbara Vallario Messina left this earth on August 17, 2008. Barbara was one of the neighborhood kids, with whom I played and went to school, during most of my early life. We had many connections during our early years and we were inseparable during our grade school summers, including the year she lost her mom so suddenly. Later in life, her older brother worked for my dad and we corresponded a few years ago via classmates. I stopped hearing from her over a year ago and never knew she was ill.
You can read Barb's obit by clicking here.
Rest in Peace Barbara,