Barbara Chiarillo D'Amore, beloved wife of 47 years of Michael A. D'Amore, entered into her eternal reward.
The daughter of the late Nicholas J. and Lillian (Derby) Chiairillo, she graduated in 1968 from Northwest Catholic High School. Barbara received her nursing degree from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in 1971. She went on to pass her Connecticut State Nursing Boards, achieving her dream of following in her beloved Aunt Eileen's footsteps and becoming a Registered Nurse. With her siblings and cousins, Barbara enjoyed her childhood summers at Black Point Beach where escapades and fun with boating, swimming and water skiing abounded. An avid puzzle solver, she enjoyed time with her grandchildren, cruises, camping, card and board games, and the company of her many dogs through the years. She was a communicant of St. James Church, having resided in Rocky Hill for many years.
In addition to her husband, Barbara leaves her children, Eileen M. D'Amore and her partner Linkford Orender of Kernersville, NC, and her son Christopher M. D'Amore and his wife MaryTrini of East Hartford, CT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Morelby, Nicholas, Jisela, Samuel, Lillian and MariAnna D'Amore, all of East Hartford, who brought much joy and light into her life. Barbara also leaves her sisters, Mary C. Controvillas and her husband Brion Controvillas of Waldoboro, ME, and Elaine M. Chiarillo and her partner Gary Santimor of Middlebury, VT as well as six nieces and nephews, several cousins and all of their families. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her brother Francis D. Chiarillo (Mirna R. Chiarillo), and her sister Ann C. Fogarty (Stephen Fogarty).
Funeral services for our wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend will be held at a future time. Memorial donations in Barbara's honor may be made to the Rocky Hill Food Pantry, making checks payable to "Town of Rocky Hill" and mailed to Human Services, 699 Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Jean (Chiarillo) D'Amore, please visit our floral store.