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Obituary for Margaret Barberio (Patterson)

Margaret Alice (Patterson) Barberio, 85, of Bridgeport, passed away Friday evening, January 26, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Clarksburg on December 28, 1932, a daughter of the late Claude and Goldie Belle (Green) Patterson.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John James Barberio.
Also surviving are her son, James F. Barberio and his wife Barbara of Mount Holly, NC; three daughters, Alice DeFazio and her husband Mark of Bridgeport; Patricia Barberio and her companion Bill Hawkinberry of Bridgeport; and Cynthia Salfia and her husband Mark of Clarksburg; seven grandchildren, James F. Barberio, II, and his wife Stacy of Harrisburg, NC; Scott Barberio and his wife Kristine of Monroe, NC; Mark Salfia and his wife Jessica of Martinsburg; Maria DeFazio of Charlotte, NC; Jessica House of Olney, MD; CAPT Matthew House, US Army and his wife Deanna of Hanoi, Vietnam; and AJ DeFazio of Memphis, TN. Eleven great-grandchildren, Blake Dockery, Bryson, West, Braden, Jalie, Brock and Samantha Barberio; Addie, Jayce, and Dominic Salfia; and Lily House; two brothers, Frank Patterson and his wife Shirley of Clarksburg; and Donald Patterson and his wife Lee of Richmond, VA; two brothers-in-law, FJ “Junior” Barberio of Clarksburg; and Sonny Smith of Parkersburg; a sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Lozano of Pittsburg, CA; her aunt and uncle, Mary and Wilson Morris of Riverdale, MD; several nieces and nephews; and her wonderful caregiver Missy Goodwin complete her family.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her two sisters, Nancy Smith and Betty Joan Barberio and her husband Joseph; brothers-in-law John Barberio and his wife Angeline; Tony Barberio and his wife Mary; Frank Barberio and his wife Hope; and Tony Lozano; sisters-in-law, Angeline Lozano and her husband Ralph and Genevieve Barberio.
Margaret was previously employed at Chase Bank, Bank One, Stone & Thomas, Parson Souders, and Mountain State Linen. As a teenager, she worked at the Manhattan Restaurant with her sister Betty.
Margaret was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport and previously St. James Catholic Church in North View. She collected angels and enjoyed crocheting. During her children’s elementary school years, she always worked the voter polls at North View Junior High. Margaret had a beautiful voice. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Family dinners were a big event for her with lots of laughter. She was a volunteer for bereavement dinners at All Saints Catholic Church.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Fresenius Kidney Care Center and Amedisys Hospice Care.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, from 2 – 8 p.m. on Monday, where the Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, with Father Chris Turner presiding. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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