Santacroce, Barbara J.

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Barbara J. Santacroce, 85, of Avon, widow of Andrew Santacroce, passed away peacefully Friday, August 17th, 2018. Born January 5th, 1933 in Storrs, she was the daughter of the late Erwin and Marie (Healy) Jungherr. As a young woman Barbara was encouraged by her parents to attend school and become a registered nurse which launched a long career of helping people. She worked for many years at Blue Hills Treatment facility helping people overcome addiction issues, and worked her way up to supervisor. In her fifties, she retired from nursing and picked up a second career assisting her husband as a McDonald’s owner operator. Andy and Barbara were happily married for 28 years and enjoyed their work, family and life as partners.
Barbara is survived by her eight children, Keith Santacroce and his wife Veronica of New Britain, Gretchen Cacace and her husband Fred of Wilmington, DE, Carla Bridgewater and her husband Jim of Unionville, Drew Santacroce and his wife Ann of Binghamton, NY and Terri Arsenault and her husband Carl of Wallingford, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her twin brother, Anton Jungherr and his wife Lori of Hercules, CA, her sister, Eileen Carros and her husband Casey of Reston, VA and her brother, Mark Jungherr of Florida. She was predeceased by her three children, Judith Misenti, Candice Becktel and Arne Misenti and her brother, Kent Jungherr. Barbara is also predeceased by her beloved dog Nugget who was a constant comfort during her long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (Aug. 21) from 9:00 – 10:00am followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 10:00am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CT, 200 Executive Blvd S, Suite 4b, Southington, CT 06489.

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