January 17, 1940 ~ December 28, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Barbara F. Jewett


On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at age 81, went home to be with her parents, William R. and Louise E. Jewett, longtime companion Donald DePerna and her cat “Huggie”. She is survived by her loving sister, Nancy (Charles) Frech; nephew, John (Tracy) Frech; niece, Amy (Michael) O’Reilly; great-nephews and great-nieces, Emily, Andrew and Adam Frech, Thomas and Kathryn O’Reilly.  The DePerna Family and many dear friends.


Barbara was a retiree of Rochester Telephone Company after 40 years.  She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed traveling with Donald.  She was a second mother to John and Amy and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Barbara’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 4th 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lollipop Farm in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Mass of Christian Burial: January 4, 2022 9:30 am

Sacred Heart Cathedral
296 Flower City Park
Rochester, NY 14615


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Barbara F. Jewett 's name.

Lollypop Farm

99 Victor Road Fairport, NY US 14450

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  1. I’m sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing, I knew her from the old neighborhood on Estall Road, back when the neighborhood was good and we all took time to visit each other. I remember her cats sitting in the windows of the front porch like it was yesterday. The nicest of people the Jewitt family were – prayers for her family

  2. I am so blessed to have known Barbara while she was a resident at Cobbs Hill. Special Lady with a heart as big as all outdoors, she loved and missed Donald and her kitty Huggie – we talked so much about the kitty. I miss you Barbara!

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family.
    I was a friend for many years of Barbara. May she Rest In Peace.

    Richard (Dick) Casey
    Burlingame, CA.
    (Cell) 650-400-2129

  4. My Dear Friend Barbara
    Such a joy to have you near for the last 3 years. Such a pleasure to have have known you. Thank you. Your friend..Cathy Harty

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