Barbara A. Indivino



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Barbara A. Indivino

Rochester NY: Born June 12, 1929 Departed May 30, 2023, age 93 at her home. Barbara was surrounded by family, relatives, close friends, an aide and special friend.  Barbara went home to be with her Lord and Savior and her husband, Joseph J. “Major” Indivino; her parents, Anthony, and Mary Martello Santacroce; sister, Mary Ann Miller; brother, Richard Santacroce Sr.; best friend, Viola (Vi) Fronczak. She is survived by her loving children, Deborah (Nelson Hill) Indivino, Barbara Jean “Babs” Indivino; son, Mark J. (Betsy Perez) Indivino; brothers, Lt. Col. Anthony Santacroce of San Antonio, Texas, Joseph (Jean) Santacroce of Avon NY; brother-in-law, Rexford Miller of LeRoy, NY, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; grand-pup, Monty, who loved his grandmother; loving family and dear friends. The family would like to thank Matthew Smith, special friend and caregiver for his devotion and unwavering care and love for Barbara; to the U of R Hospice team for their kindness, to Michelle Lezo and her team for their care during mom’s journey home, along with the dear friends who helped care for her. Barbara was a longtime employee of the Rochester City School District.  She loved to travel with her husband, then on her own. She was an avid viewer of Jeopardy. She loved her peonies and flowers, playing bingo and Rummikub. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Barbara’s visitation will be held Tuesday, June 6th, 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 7th, 10:30 AM at Holy Apostles Church, 530 Lyell Avenue  Rochester, NY 14606. Private interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Geneseo NY. In lieu of  flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Apostles Church in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. David & Cindy on June 1, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Aunt Barb was so kind and gracious to us. She had us stay with her years ago when visiting. We so enjoyed her stories, laughter and her loving kindness. We will miss her. May all her loved ones find the Love and Peace that the good Lord above wants you to know.

  2. Matthew Smith on June 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    It has been a great privilege to call Mrs. Indivino my friend the last few years. She was funny, caring, and always insightful. I will miss hearing her stories, going for rides, playing "the game", as well as our little cooking lessons. She was a classy lady who made the best out of everything. May god comfort all those who mourn her loss, and know that her faith was strong.

  3. George Gleason on June 2, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    God bless you Barb. You’re no longer in pain and at peace with The Lord! RIP. ❤ George Gleason.

  4. babs on June 4, 2023 at 8:24 am

    i miss you mommy. i know you will continue to guide me when i reach out to you. you are at peace and with your beloved mother. i know one day we will be reunited again in the kingdom of god.

  5. Anna Maria T DiMascio on June 4, 2023 at 11:56 am

    I will always remember Mrs Indivino’s quick wit and ready laugh. For more than 40 years, she raised her three children on her own after losing her, "Major." At last she joins him, replete with her accomplishments. God bless this family.

  6. Tony and Noi Santacroce on June 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Aunt Barb was so sweet to us whenever we could see her. We’re going to miss her a lot.

  7. Carlin on June 4, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    She was a very nice lady!

  8. Lynn Sullivan on June 5, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Sorry for your loss, sending prayers to the family she left behind.

  9. Deborah A Indivino on June 5, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for all the beautiful tributes to date. Debbie

  10. Michele Newton on June 5, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    What a strong woman Aunt Barb was with just the right amount of spunk and sass lol. I loved her attitude, her stories, her laugh. She was always so very kind to me. I’m so thankful I got to visit with her in the days before she passed. I will cherish her memory

  11. Carolyn Langelotti on June 7, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Goodbye my beautiful friend. You loved life, your family and friends. You had an adventurous spirit for traveling and always had a story to tell whether it was from visiting Europe, traveling the country with your husband and kids or your trips to Atlantic City, NYC and Las Vegas with your friends. I’ll always remember our drives looking at the fall leaves around town, or visiting the places of your youth. Your memory was unlike no other and your love of sharing stories about your life growing up during the depression kept many of us in awe. Never missing an episode of "Jeopardy" and amazing us with your vast knowledge and sharp memory – even into your 90’s. You loved to laugh always, have friends over and somehow always ended up getting everyone to join in a game of "Rummikub". Finally, always reminding us that even when life gets rough (like losing your husband when you were young), you always make the best of what you have and keep going. Goodbye, my beautiful friend. ❤️

  12. julia fried on June 7, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    To the Indivino family, I would like to express my Deepest Sympathy’s for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sincerely, Julia Fried (team mate and friend of Barbs for about 14 years)

  13. Barbara Lenhard on June 10, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    So sorry to see that my cousin, Barb has passed. She was always so pleasant and delightful to be with. My deepest sympathies to her family

  14. Madeline Fillman on June 10, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Cousin Barbara. Warmed my heart with her cheerful spirit. Especially as a little child after the death of my mother. She loved well and was well loved. Her spirit will remain in the hearts of all who she cared for. May the grace of God bring her friends and family peace and comfort.

  15. babs on June 12, 2023 at 9:58 am

    today is my mom’s 94th birthday. i know you did not want a party this year, but i know you are surrounded by family, relatives and friends that were called before you!! i hope you are all celebrating eternal rest & peace!! i miss you mom but i know your spirit is still with me!! babs

  16. Lucille Arthmann on June 22, 2023 at 10:28 am

    So sorry to hear about Barb. She was such a sweet person and will be missed. May she Rest in Peace.

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