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Barbara J. LazzaraNovember 13, 1933 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 83)
Barbara Lazzara, 83 of Anna Maria, passed away July 2, 2017.
She was born on November 13, 1933 in New York to the late Carl and Ivabelle (Kirkpatrick) Jolly. Barbara moved to Anna Maria over 20 years ago coming from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While living in Oklahoma she operated her own antique shop. She also volunteered with the Cameo Muscular Dystrophy Association in Miami, Florida.
After moving to Anna Maria she started the Islander’s Market, which was located on Anna Maria and in Bradenton for many years. She also attended St. Bernard Catholic Church on Holmes Beach.
She was unconditionally devoted to her large extended family and many friends from all over the world. She loved without judgement or condemnation, always there with kind words and a soothing meal. She was a consummate cook with great love of entertaining her family and friends. She never lost her zest for life or her love for words and the written word. She was an avid and voracious reader. She was a mother and grandmother and Aunt to so many who were friends of her own children.
She was predeceased by a son, Ralph B. Lazzara in 2010 and a brother Carl Jolly, Jr. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Ralph Lazzara of Anna Maria, two daughters; Melissa J. Lazzara of Anna Maria, Rosalie (Pino) D’Innella of Milan, Italy, three grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made in her name online at hri.ouhsc.edu/Contribute.aspx.
Heart Rhythmn Institute at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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