July 23, 1942 ~ November 19, 2009
Greece: Beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, called to the Lord on November 19, 2009. Barbara is survived by her husband of 45 years, William Jewett; daughters, Denise (Steven) Grassadonia, Gail Jewett-Shultis, Andrea (Kevin) Erickson, Victoria (Michael) LaMendola; son, James (Suzette) Jewett; grandchildren, Alyssa and Steven Grassadonia, Joshua Shultis, Conor, Duncan, Liam and Caitlyn Erickson, Samantha and Kenneth Jewett; sisters, Michele (William Hicks) Connolly, Kathleen (Dennis) Root; mother-in-law, Jean Jewett; brother-in-law, Robert (Patricia) Jewett, Mary Jean (Ronald) Bonacci, Ruth Allen, Linda (Richard) Pierson, Susan (Mark) Thompson; extended Palotas, O’Conner, Wagner, Boulter, and Burrows families; many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Palotas, father-in-law, James Jewett, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judith (Cubiotti) and Patrick DiRenzo. An artist, she was a longtime member of the Suburban Rochester Art Group and a member of the Monroe County Multiple Sclerosis Society. Special thanks to the staff of the Unity Living Center, Hospice of Rochester, Sandy, Marge, Sarah, Dr. John Robb, Dr. James Fetten and the staff of Interlakes Oncology for all their care and support. Friends may call, Monday, November 23rd , 4:00-8:00 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Tuesday, November 24th, 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York Chapter, 1650 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester New York 14620 in her memory.