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Barbara J. Grippo

December 29, 1940 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

Barbara J. (Gawel) Grippo, 78, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Richmond, Texas. She passed peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Barbara was born December 29, 1940 to Henry and Ruth Gawel, she was the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Pardeeville High School in 1960. She then attended Patricia Stevens School of Modeling, Milwaukee. Afterwards she moved to New York to pursue her modeling career. Later she moved to California where she met the love of her life, Anthony.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara’s passion was to help anyone in need. She also was a foster parent, a teacher’s assistant, a school photographer and a seamstress. She loved to bake and cook.  She pursued her cooking credentials at School of Culinary Arts, California. She later moved to Texas to care for her son-in-law’s ill mother, Dot.

Barbara is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Mark) Duthweiler, Art (Kim) Grippo, Georgeanna (fiancé Brian Van Guilder) Grippo, and Antoninette (David) Farris; two grandchildren, Corey and Eric Grippo; three sisters, Theresa (Joseph) Willegal, Kathryn (Dennis) Komassa and Florence Welk; three brothers, Raymond (Shirley) Gawel, Edward (Elizabeth) Gawel, and Robert (Peggy) Gawel. We cannot forget her loving dog Gizmo.

She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Grippo; parents Henry and Ruth Gawel; brother Bernard Gawel; sister Margaret Zimmerman; nephew Daniel Gawel and brother-in-law, James Zimmerman. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 8 at 11 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Buffalo Township with Father Mark Miller presiding. She will be laid to rest at St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service at the church Friday. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 8, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
N117 State Road 22
Pardeeville, WI 53954

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
November 8, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
N117 State Road 22
Pardeeville, WI 53954

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