Barbara Ann (Soviak) Morrissette of Ormond Beach FL formerly of Lockport and Manhattan IL died peacefully, February 8th with her family by her side after a valiant battle with cancer.
Born on December 22, 1937 in Chicago, Barbara is known for being a kind, loving, hard working and generous woman who loved her many friends and family. Her many life accomplishments include 42 + years of employment at the Lockport Township Park District where she lead many special events, Senior Programs, Aquatics Director, Fairmont Food Pantry; 50 years of service with the Lockport Women’s Club; member and leadership roles in AARP, Northern Illinois Council on Aging, Lockport Chamber of Commerce, Lockport Historical and Genealogy Society, Happy Hearts coordinator at St Joseph Church in Manhattan, and several other groups and clubs. Her passion was giving, creating and gifting homemade cards, ornaments, paintings and over 100 blankets. Barbara loved to shop, travel and try new foods.
Barbara was preceded in her death by her parents Joseph and Rosemary Keweza ,beloved husband John Soviak, her son David Soviak (Cynthia), brother Joseph Keweza (Jean) and second husband Ken Morrissette(Nancy).
She is survived by her loving children Nancy Soviak, Becky Soviak (Sheri Brown), and Robert Soviak, stepchildren Jeff Morrissette (Darlene), Matt Morrissette (Danielle) and Steve Morrissette (Renie), her sister Janice Holley (Jack), and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be truly missed by her many faithful and loyal family and friends. A special thank you to her “Earthly” angel Tamara Baker. Per Barbara’s request, she was cremated and private ceremony will be held in Florida.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday March 18th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church in Manhattan IL.
Donations in remembrance of Barbara may be made to Tunnels 2 Towers. Your donation and dedications can be made: online: T@T.org. While making your donation, check the box to “dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of Barbara Morrissette”.
By mail: 2362 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306. Make your check out to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and mail it back with completed form on website.
By calling: 718-987-1931, call and speak with a member of our Donor Services team.
255 W North St, Manhattan, IL 60442
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