Barbara J. Papineau

March 04, 1948 ‒ August 20, 2019

Howard, Ohio

Barbara J. Papineau, 71, of Howard, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at home with her family by her side. She was born on March 4, 1948 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Alf and Caroline (Lerew) Einang.

Barbara was very involved in her sons’ adolescent years.  She volunteered with the Boy Scouts, the boys’ Little League Baseball and  she help raise money for each of her sons’ 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. by having dance parties and at the end of each school year, she would hold pool parties for her sons’ classmates.  After she raised her sons, Barbara went to work as bank teller and gave the bank over 19 years of service.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stephen; sons, Stephen and his wife, Jennifer Papineau Jr. of Columbus, OH, Alf Papineau of Columbus, OH and Michael and his wife, Katherine Papineau of Corona, CA; grandchildren, Mia and Luke; a sister, Mary Lou and her husband, Dale Piecuch of Naples, FL; and a brother-in-law, Robert Frey of Walnut Creek, CA.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Frey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 70 West Main St., Baltic, Connecticut with Rev. Father Joseph Tito as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery.

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  • To Steve, sons and family. It is a sad day for me to hear of the passing of a very dear friend. We have many memories of our younger years when Barbara spent her summers in West Brookfield Ma at Lake Wickaboag cottages where we met as kids. We were very close for many years but sad to say as we got older we didn’t spend much time together. She was always there in my heart. She’s an angel in heaven watching over you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Michele (Iott) and Bill Giangrande, Worcester MA

  • Alf, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Thinking of you and your brothers.

    Karen (Chmielewski)

  • Steve and Boys-
    Time separates us, but memories don’t.
    I am sorry to read about your loss, of wife and mother, in the St. Bernard’s newsletter. Though I haven’t been with you in years, please know I remember Barbara and each of you with much fondness. We shared some very happy times together, though you boys were so young, you probably have no memory of me. I can only pass along my strongest memory – you were her world. Steve, please know your old number passed through my mind within the past two weeks. You and your family have always remained in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Hugs.

  • It is with great sadness and tears that I struggle to send this note.

    Barbara’s sister Betsy for years had by her bedside this quote below, framed and hung on the bedside wall.

    Some losses feel too great to endure. Somebody once said grief is just love with no place to go.

    “And if I go,
    while you’re still here…
    Know that I live on,
    Vibrating to a different measure
    Behind a thin veil you
    cannot see through.
    You will not see me,
    So you must have faith.
    I wait for the time when
    we can soar together again,
    Both aware of each other.
    Until then,
    live your life to the fullest
    And when you need me,
    Just whisper my name in your heart,
    … I will be there” [ end ]

  • Remembering Barbara from the time you stocked up on her favorite coke to the
    Pudding Cake she made .Also the many Saturday evenings our family spent together.
    So sorry for your loss to you and your sons.

  • The members of the Town of Sprague Public Works Department would like to at this time express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Barbara.