Barbara Marie Wolf
Barbara Marie Wolf, 56, of Newtown, died peacefully May 30, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family and beloved dog. She was born March 10, 1959, and was the daughter of Isidore Perretti and the late Theresa Santagata-Perretti.
She grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from St Catherine’s Academy in 1977. Mrs Wolf moved to Newtown with her husband and children in 1994 and quickly became an active member of the local community.
In her younger years, she loved playing softball in a women’s league, and was a lifetime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. She was an active parishioner of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church and worked at Newtown Middle School for the last 14 years.
Mrs Wolf adored her family and friends, and was the first to organize gatherings for birthdays, holidays, and simply for the sake of getting everyone together for food and laughter.
She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and enjoyed traveling and vacationing with her husband, children, and extended family. Her personality was filled with a vivacious, call-it-as-you-see-it enthusiasm for life that touched each and every person that was fortunate enough to come to know her.
Her husband of 32 years, Edward F. Wolf, Sr; her children Edward F. Wolf, Jr, and wife Elizabeth Ihidoy-Wolf, of San Francisco, and Christina Wolf and Nicholas Wolf, both of Newtown; her father Isidore Perretti and stepmother Helen Perretti of Mt Kisco, N.Y.; sister Deborah Perretti-Schemmel of Mt Kisco; brother Stephen Perretti, and wife Lisa, of Bronx; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members survive Mrs Wolf. Her mother predeceased her, in 1986.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 pm, Friday June 5, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 6, at 12:30 pm, in St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs Wolf requested that donations be made in her name to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at www.stjude.org.
To leave an online condolence visit www.honanfh.com.