Barbara Ann Handy, 70, of Colona, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 21 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Entombment will follow at Greenview Memorials Gardens Mausoleum in Silvis. A visitation for Barbara will be from 4-7 pm on Friday, June 20 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to Children’s Defense Fund of America or the American Cancer Society.
Barbara was born on September 11, 1943 in Biddeford, Maine. She was united in marriage to Gerry P. Handy on December 15th, 1986 in Reno, Nevada. She was in banking for 33 years and worked as a civil service worker for 10 years before retiring in 2000. She was a huge Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (88) fan. She loved NASCAR, cooking, gardening, and also enjoyed spending time with her very close family friends. She enjoyed doing her own landscaping, knitting, crocheting, and her loving dog Tasha. She took great pride in being a Nana to Caylie and Levi Lucas.
She is survived by her husband Gerry; her sister Beverly (Walter) Theriault, Great Falls, MT; her niece Tracey Merlo, Great Falls, MT; her nephew Scott Theriault, Great Falls, MT. Pallbearers for the service will include Les Lucas, Pat Newell, Levi Lucas, Larry Lakowske, Kim McCubbin, and Chuck Harris.
She was preceded in death by her brother David Charette, Caribou, MA and her sister Brenda Pineda, West Hartford, CT.