ALBANY – Barbara Jean Severino Salisbury Larochelle, born April 9, 1953, died surrounded by family on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a valiant struggle with cancer. She attended Albany High School, and held several positions within retail and food services throughout her life, but in 1971 she began her most serious profession as a mother. Barb lived with kindness and remarkable strength. She had the best stories and her laugh could bring a smile to anyone’s face. An avid gardener, she loved time outside, taking walks, and cherishing her beloved cats. She will be deeply missed.
Barb was the oldest daughter of the late Alfred P. and Jean L. Severino of Albany. She was predeceased by her former husband Edward M. Salisbury Sr.; her brother James R. Severino; and her dear friend Luther Landy. Barb is survived by her six children Lori Seeberger (Todd), Cheri Led Duke (Donald Jr.), Sandi Lontos (Edward), Edward Salisbury Jr. (Rosanna), Catherine Salisbury, and Jennifer Fouche (Philip). She leaves behind her sixteen grandchildren, Adriana, Gabriella, Logan, Landon, Ava, Ian, Austin, Alex, Jake, Noah, Katina, Nicholas, Matthew, Gianni, Valentina, and Emily. Survivors also include several cousins, dear friends, and treasured cats: Patches and Mocha.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Barb’s life on Sunday April 8, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave, Albany. A private burial will take place. Those who wish may make a donation in Barb’s memory to either the Humane Society or American Cancer Society. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Nancy Jensen (Wilson)
To Barb’s family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on Barb’s passing. She was my childhood friend and I loved her dearly. I’m so thankful that we were in touch with each other, most recently after her surgery. A while back, we even had lunch together and drove through the “old neighborhood ”. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and to my childhood BFF, Until we meet again, Barb❤️ xox
Lori, Cheri, Sandi, Eddy, Cathi, and Jennifer I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Mom, My cousin Bobbi as we used to call her. She was one of the strongest woman I knew. She fought the fight as long as she could. May she now rest in peace and may you all find strength and peace in knowing she is now with your Dad and no longer in pain.
Much love and prayers,
Cousin Eloise Aragona
.i am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a wonderful person. I am glad to be call her cousin. We had many good time at the grandparents house. She will surely be missed.
Peg st. Onge
To my friend Barb;
I am writing this as the tears flow. I am thinking of years past when our children played together on the little dead end street, swimming ,playing school, or just rideing there bikes. That was there world never wanting to venture off of that little street. I will always remember you as a loving, caring women who would do anything for your children. You were the best mom that you could be during the good and bad times in your life. Your children were your world and you were the world to them. Now you are reunited with your loved ones and your fur babies, oh the happiness oh the joy.
I will miss you my friend, but I will never forget you.
from cousin Frank Daggett Always remember how nice she was to me. She had some rough times but was a tough fighter Sincetest sympathy to all her family
Sincere condolences for the loss you have suffered with Barbara’s passing.
As a volunteer with Community Caregivers, it was a privilege to drive Barbara to medical appointments. Meeting her enriched my life by showing how she chose to live with humor, resilience and a positive outlook despite multiple medical challenges. Every time I dropped her off back at her home, I felt I had gained much more than I had given. She was one in a million, and I’m grateful to have had the chance to meet her.
Sue Rosenzweig Kirkland
I was your moms childhood friend. We went to school together from elementary to Albany High. Class of 1971 just had their 50th reunion and some friends asked about your mom. I had not heard about her passing , but I will pass this on to our class. May she rest in peace.
Sending prayers and love.
Sue Rosenzweig Kirkland