It is with great pain and sadness that the family of Barbara Ann Girardi announces her passing after a short illness on Wednesday, June 13th surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City on April 30, 1938 to Grace and Richard Murray. Barbara leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years, Frank Girardi, her children, Frank Girardi III (Denise) and Diana Eriksen (Stein) along with four beautiful grandchildren, Grace, Faith, Alexander and Ava. Barbara also leaves behind her sister Marilyn and her brother Ray.
Barbara was a secretary at the New York Stock Exchange and while in California was a secretary for the U.S. Defense Depot in Tracy. She loved all sports, tennis, golf, bowling and she especially enjoyed camping. Throughout her life she created art, particularly oil paintings. As time went by she also enjoyed making stained glass lamps and other items for her loved ones. More than anything, Barbara enjoyed her family and adored her grandchildren. Even as she became ill, she would look forward to their visits. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Everyone she touched grew to love her, she never had a bad word for anyone and was never judgmental.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.