Paola (Lina) Barraco
1930 - 2022
Obituary of Paola (Lina) Barraco
Barraco, Paola (Lina)
91 years of age, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home in Seacliff Manor in Leamington on Monday, March 21, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Girolamo (Jim) Barraco (1968). Predeceased by her parents Andrea Coppola and Maria Badalucco. Lina is the last of 8 siblings, predeceased by many brothers and sisters-in-law and survived by one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law. Loving mother of Tony (Chris), Anna (Ken) (late Keith), Mary (late Dean), Martha (Richard), Andy (Tracy). Cherished Nonna of Stephanie (Peter), Anthony (Meagan), Josephine (William), Paula, Taylor (Jacqueline), Mitchell (Megan), Kayla (Tate), James, Christina (Greg), Devin (Katelyn), Dakota, Chloe (Derek), Tori (Quinten), Dalton, Baylee and 12 great grandchildren with one more on the way. Mom loved and was loved by all her nieces and nephews. Having lost her husband at a young age, Mom was dedicated to working hard to provide for her 5 children. She was a devoted mother to a large family which was her greatest joy as well as being a fierce friend to many. You could always find her cooking in the kitchen hoping to feed anyone willing or even those not willing. A special thank you to Dr. Simpson and all the staff at the Seacliff Manor and Bayshore for their care and compassion. Visiting at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service to celebrate Lina’s life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 11 am. At the family’s request, it’s preferred masks are worn by everyone attending visitation or the funeral service. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.