Barbara Ann GradyJanuary 5, 2018
Barbara Ann Grady was born in Salem, NJ on January 7, 1928, and departed this world January 5, 2018, just two days shy of her ninetieth birthday.
Barbara worked as a registered nurse for over sixty years at hospitals across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, earning an enviable reputation for her work ethic and professionalism among the staff wherever she went. She also served as a member and officer of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).
She enjoyed travel, reading, camping, classical music and caring for her Cairn Terriers: Barney, Jake, and Mya.
She joins her beloved parents, Joseph and Ada Howland, sisters, Elizabeth and Jeanette Howland, brother, Walter Gulick, husband, Paul L Grady, son, Geoffrey Grady and companion, Horace Whitney. In her absence, she leaves a legacy of love by way of her surviving family: son, Allan Grady and his wife, Ellen; daughter, Susan Yetman and her husband, Jim; son, Michael Grady; daughter-in-law, Laurel Grady; grandchildren, Hillery, Jason, Carol (Rick), Alison (Jay), Jamie (Gina), Matthew, Dan (Mary), Aimee (Brandon), Wendy (Mike) and Sean; and a plethora of great-grandchildren. Family was very important to Barbara. She loved spending time with them at her home in New Castle, DE and later, her home in Oxford, PA.
The family will be holding a public visitation Friday, January 12, 2018 from 7pm-9pm at Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720. The funeral will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11am at New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Burial will be held privately in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to either the Frontier Nursing University (frontier.edu) a graduate nursing school offering education that prepares nurses to provide primary care for women and families with a focus on rural and medically underserved populations; or the Macula Vision Research Foundation (mvrf.org) an organization that funds research for macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina.
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