Barbara Ann Herrmann Lombardi, 77, from The Bronx and East Northport, NY, and Toms River, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 14th after a brave and hard fought battle. Barbara was the daughter of Filomena (Busacca) and George Herrmann. She was born on December 15, 1940 in the Bronx, NY.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan. Her brother, Bill lives in Detroit, MI. She married William Joseph Lombardi on September 11, 1960 and together they had four children, and nine grandchildren - son Bill-deceased 12/15/16 (widow Marie and granddaughters Faith and Joy), daughter Christine (grandsons Ken and Steven), daughter Rosi (granddaughters Jamie and Jenna), and son Kirk (wife Jacqui and granddaughters Victoria and Nicolette and grandson Jack). While she loved her children, the real lights of her life were her nine amazing grandchildren. She boldly and happily raised two of her grandchildren on her own, while also faithfully working as a legal secretary. Raising her grandchildren kept her young, active and more aware of new music and current trends than her children were! She had great love for her nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Her friend list was endless - many friends from growing up in the Bronx, raising her children on Wave Place, her very devoted and cherished friends from about 30 years living in Toms River, NJ, and most recently, a new group of special friends from the retirement community where she lived for the past few years. She always enjoyed trips with her friends, whether it be the Bahamas, Florida, or Atlantic City. She visited Italy and absolutely loved it, but nothing brought more peace than the beach. She had a smile as bright as the sun and would light up a room simply by being present. She impacted countless people and the hole her passing has left is deep. We pray that memories of her smile and laugh will help to ease all of the sorrow; and acceptance that she is now rejoicing with so many loved ones who passed before her, including her parents, her former husband Bill and in-laws Rose and Willie, her sister Susan, her precious son Bill, and many other beloved relatives and friends will help to bring peace to all who loved her.
~Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. -Anonymous
O God, Who has commanded us to honor our father and mother have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.