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Barbara M. Vara
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  • St. John's Food Pantry
    225 East Lake Blvd
    Mahopac, NY 10541

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“Patti, so sorry for your loss. Praying for and your family, ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dawn & Bill Nelson - Carmel, NY

“Dear Patti & NeilI am so sorry for your loss. I know that you have many fond memories to look back on that will help you to smile again..Sending you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Regina Bowerman - Beach City, TX

“Patti, Neil, Allison, and AshleyYou all are in our thoughts and prayers and may the wonderful memories help ease the pain during this difficult time....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia O'Donovan Wyble - TX

“Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathythe DiMaggio family ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: David DiMaggio

“Dear Patti and the Vera Family, I extend my sympathy for the loss of your Mother. May perpetual Light shine upon her and may she Rest in Peace. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Connie Deutmeyer - Rye, NY

“Patti and family,We were so sorry to hear about you mom's passing. I know she is at peace now watching over all of you. I loved stopping in your...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Harris - Mahopac, NY

“Condolences from the Smyth family. Barbara was a wonderful & fun lady. She was blessed with a loving husband and family. May God bless her family for...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dermot Smyth - Friend


Barbara M. Vara of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, she was 81. Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Harold and Mary (Quinn) Price. On May 7th, 1960, she married the love of her life, Anthony Vara at the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Yonkers, New York; they were married for 56 years.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband Anthony, her daughter Patricia Hickey and her husband Neil, her sons Thomas and Robert Vara, her sisters Lorraine Morrison, Marjorie Holder, Arlene Tiso, and Nancy Mulligan, her brother Harold Price; and her beloved granddaughters Allison and Ashley Hickey. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Price.

Barbara was a homemaker until her children were grown, she then worked in Lakeland School District and in retail at Alexander's and Sears. She enjoyed dancing and collecting tea pots and ceramic poodles. A favorite pastime was going to Atlantic City with her husband and her sisters, she especially enjoyed playing the slot machines. She was a volunteer with her husband at the St. John's Food Pantry.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Friday, March 17th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 18th at 10AM at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

Donations in Barbara's memory may be made to: St. Baldrick's Foundation, www.stbaldricks.org, or the St. John's Food Pantry, 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac, NY 10541.