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Mrs. Barbara C. Castelli Gaydos, 82, entered the arms of the Lord on Sunday, December 17, 2023.
We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, December 28th. from 3:00-7:00PM. On Friday, December 29th., at 9:45AM everyone will gather directly at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Linden where a funeral mass will be offered at 10:00AM. The prayers of the committal will precede Barbara’s entombment in the family crypt in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Linden.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Barbara’s memory to the American Cancer Society, by mail at P.O Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online at http://www.cancer.org/donate
Barbara, the oldest of five children born to the late Mary R. Jasinski Castelli and the late Paul Castelli was born in New York City, New York. She spent her early youth in Brooklyn, New York followed by growing up in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey before moving to Linden, New Jersey in 1963.
Barbara had a twenty plus year career as financial planning specialist for Wakefern Foods Corp., in Edison, New Jersey before enjoying her well-deserved retirement in 2001.
Throughout her life, Barbara had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and as a result, she was forever reading. Barbara simply loved to read. Crossword puzzles, sudoku and any other word games were high on her list. When she really wanted to escape real life for a few hours, she did what most of us do, she turned to America’s favorite pastime – watching the soaps! Those shows definitely kept Barbara entertained.
In addition to her parents, Barbara is pre-deceased by her daughter, Alicia A. Gaydos (2018) and her two sisters, Lucille Quinn, and Florence Ronchetti.
Barbara is survived by her husband of sixty years, Andrew A. Gaydos, Sr., her son, Andrew A. Gaydos II, her grandson, Zachary A. Gaydos and his mother, Monika Zareba; her two brothers, Thomas P. Castelli and Michael P. Castelli and her many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Barbara was a force to be reckoned with. Her spirit, intelligence, and quick wit, often put Barbara in the category of “to know her, is to love her”. Her shinning light has now dimmed and we are broken hearted at the darkness left behind. Our love for Barbara is the one thing that will never be extinguished and we will miss her forever.