Barbara A. Jewett



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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.


  1. The Edmonds' Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jewett Family, we are all so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. Out condolences and prayers go out to your family. May she be loved eternally and forever missed.

  2. Kathleen Dix on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jewett Family: So sorry for your loss. I am Kathy Roots best friend and New Barbara in High School. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and my God help you thru this journey.

  3. Kathy Dix on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Kathy, and Dennis and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. May you always know that I am here for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you all strong thru out this journey. Love Kathy Dix

  4. Philip Gerwitz on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I have nothing but fond memories of Mrs. Jewett, who was always patient and kind all the numerous times I asked ‘Can Jimmy come out and play?’ She was welcoming, warm, and humored Jim and I as we made our way as friends through boyhood to adulthood. May she find eternal peace. Phil Gerwitz Albany, NY

  5. Bert Masiello on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To William, Vicky, and James: Sorry to hear about the loss of Barb. I knew her for many years, and it was always a pleasure to see her. She would always talk about her paintings, her dog, and old acquaintances that she knew from my traveling about with my deliveries. She was upbeat, positive, and always had a kind word to say. She will be missed.

  6. Dawn LaShomb on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Vicki and Mike Sorry to hear of your loss. Just know that our prayers are with you. Love Dawn

  7. Gary & Mary Ann Liese on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Vicky, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sandra Dailor on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Words could never express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my heart goes out to each & every one of you.

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