With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Barbara Mulroy, who was born on June 23, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of Robert and Fanny (Buro). Barbara’s life was filled with lots of sisters, family and many close friends, whom she loved dearly. Barbara graduated from New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY. She worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Staten Island for many years and retired in 2003. She was very devoted to the Associates of the Sisters of Charity in Staten Island, of which she was one of five founding Associates. She volunteered at Mt Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Staten Island for over 20 years. She loved to help people heal with Reiki, including comforting those in the early days of the HIV epidemic. She was also a Tai Chi Master. She lived in Staten Island for most of her life, moving to Florida after retirement in 2006 to be closer to her grandchildren, as she was a loving whimsical, and devoted nana. Barbara had a passion for great food, wine, board games and movies and was an avid reader and spiritualist. She lived life to the fullest, never forgoing an opportunity to laugh and connect with loved ones.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Debbie Torchio, her two children, Larry Stanney and John Stanney, who were the loves of her life, and her two beloved daughters-in-law Karina Stanney (Polyak) and Kay Stanney (Hoftiezer). She was the incredibly proud grandmother of Sean, Kyle, Ryan, Kayla, Michael and Jack, who she always made time for and provided much love and support. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, her brother, Robert, and her sisters Edna, Julie, Patricia, and JoAnn. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, take someone you love to lunch, have a glass of wine, and celebrate life the way Barb did… surrounded by those she loved.
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