Barbara Peloquin, 75, of Gainesville, FL passed away on February 15, 2019 in Gainesville, FL.
Barbara was born in Jersey City, NJ to Mildred and Elmer Chappell on January 18, 1944. She attended Morris Catholic High School in Denville, NJ and graduated in 1962. She went on to earn two degrees: B.S. in Journalism/Communications in 1977 and a Master’s in Education/Curriculum in 1982 from the University of Florida.
She worked as a writer, editor, and Education Media Coordinator for the University of Florida, IFAS, for 5 years. She then worked as a Technical Writer and Editor for Medical Manager, a medical software company, for 10 years. She also served as a Technical Writer and Editor for Topaz Publications for 4 years.
Barbara was devoted to her church, Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, and was a member of the People of Praise healing prayer group for 25 years. Barbara greatly loved her family. She also enjoyed raising and caring for cats, reading, creative writing, classical music, classic films, and walking. She loved birds and all of nature and the beach, especially South Daytona and Ponce Inlet.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Elmer Chappell of Dover and Madison, NJ, by her uncle, Arthur Retzel of Basking Ridge, NJ, and her aunts Henrietta Montford of Toms River, NJ and Julianna Donnelly of Hoboken, NJ.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Philip D. Jones of Gainesville, FL, her sister, Christine Chappell of Ocean, NJ, her first cousin Virginia Ellis of Forked River, NJ as well as other cousins in New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network whose website is http://ewtn.com/ or make a donation by mail to 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210. Condolences may be left below.
A Prayerful Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30PM at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, FL. The funeral service will be held at Holy Faith Catholic Church on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00AM with Father John Philips officiating. Burial will follow at the Saint Madeleine Memorial Garden in High Springs, FL.
With great sadness am driving over 1,400 miles to celebrate the life of Barbie with her loved ones. She is resting in the arms of Jesus now and is at peace. We are left on earth to mourn her passing on without us and she will be sorely missed. Can you hear her contagious laughter? It echos in my ears! Barbie showed me kindness in my younger years that I will never forget. Her religious fervor was admirable, very few people show their adoration for God as Barbie did. Sing out loud and strong Barbie! Please pray for us left behind, so we can all joyfully meet in paradise! Love and good memories! Kat
A beautiful and caring human being. Always kind , caring and full of life.
I did not know her well, but through my mother’s stories of her and Pj.
They both were not only an inspiration but their selflessness, in being there for my mother, their neighbor, is a debt I can only repay by passing forward their kindness to others.
My first memories of meeting her was her love and kindness towards animals, cats in particular.
Even in her brief time in my personal life , I feel the loss of a true human being as she was, is a loss to the entire world.
A memorial planting and prayer ties offered, will be made in her honor.
In the traditional way at the Sacred prayer ground at Bear Butte, South Dakota. The Lakota Ceremonial Sundance Grounds June 24 th 2019.
Blessings to her family and PJ.