2012-10-18 / Obituaries

Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Sanchez

Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Sanchez, 73, of Croton Falls and North Salem, NY, died peacefully at Quail Run apartment in Springfield, MA, on Saturday, October 14, 2012.

She was the devoted and beloved wife to the late Juan (John) B. Sanchez; mother of John, Lawrence and James; grandmother of Michael, Samantha, Bryan and Joseph; and a loving motherin-law to Melanie, Susan and Connie.

Barbara was born in Croton Falls, NY on March 5, 1939. On September 15, 1962 Barbara Ann Morgia and John Sanchez married at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls, NY. She worked for the North Salem School District as a bus driver and lunch lady for many years. She also excelled in her home businesses of Beeline Fashion, Tupperware and Christmas Around the World; being able to travel the world with John.

In 1980 Barbara and John opened a family restaurant in the Brewster NY area called “Casa De Sanchez” serving traditional Spanish & Italian cuisine. Barbara had a true love for people. Nothing brought her more joy than to spend time with family and friends. She truly was the “Hostess with the mostess”! She was an awesome leader in her business ventures and guided others to their own success.

She will be sadly missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Church, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at Peach Pond Cemetery, North Salem, NY. A wake was held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9PM. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

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