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Barbara R. Merendino

  • On October 17, 2022

Barbara R. Merendino, age 66, of McMurray, PA passed away with family by her side on October 12, 2022.

Born on August 9, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Julia and Anthony Spataro.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Merendino for 41 years; loving mother of Kimberly (John) Higgins, Kristen (Cory) Hockman, Anthony Merendino and Thomas Merendino; cherished Gammy of Hunter Hockman and Arabell Hockman; dear sister of Vincent (Linda) Spataro; aunt of Nicole Gorbunov and of Danielle Spataro.

Barbara loved all puppies and loved them as if they were her family and children. Her love knew no bounds, and the world is a better place for having had her presence for 66 years. She enjoyed doing crafts and crocheting. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am Tuesday November 15, 2022 at St John XXIII Parish, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, PA 15317.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made via the Bioartificial Kidney Project research store at the University of California San Francisco at https://linktr.ee/TheKidneyProject or at https://TheKidneyProject.store

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Jeff Thieret
Sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to Tom and the Merendino family. A friend and colleague from Carnegie Mellon phoned yesterday with the sad news. Tom often spoke of Barb’s strength and determination to fight the long fight and to endure. Her family’s love surely gave her the strength required for that difficult journey. May she rest in eternal peace.
I miss you, mom. We'll meet again someday <3.
Brian Gallagher
The Merendino family are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara was a joyous person and helped us when we lost our son. Condolences to her family and friends and hoping you all find peace in this difficult time. Brian and Valerie Gallagher
I love you always, forever.
Tom Merendino
My beautiful Baby Doll, I am broken hearted ...you are so missed!