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Barbara Collinson Emond
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1946
  • Date of passing: Jan 16, 2016
Let the memory of Barbara be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barbara Emond, 69, born on May 9, 1946 and passed away on January 16, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Barbara was born to the late John Lee Collinson and Helen Louise Collinson on May 9th, 1946.    She is survived by her Aunty Betty (Eaton) McBride, Aunty Betty (Collinson) McDonald, and her Uncle David Eaton.

Barbara attended Dighton- Rehoboth Regional High, Class of 1962.  She remained in the Rehoboth area working for Engelhard and Bliss Manufacturing until the late 80’s; when she relocated to Sanford. 

Family and friends were Barbara’s passion and delight. She passed on her strong New England values for family gatherings and cook outs; including “Chowda”, the Rhode Island Red of course.  Additionally, Barbara deeply enjoyed crafting.  She co-operated a small crafting business based out of Sanford’s Flea World and could be found quite frequently at any of the many arts and crafts festivals across Central Florida.  She was still hand crocheting washcloths to pass her time in recent months.

Barbara is survived by her husband Richard Emond, sister Jane Collinson (Paul Eddy) Swenson, nieces and nephews Karen (Ronnie) Madalena, Tracy (Mike) Lombardy, Garry Swenson, great nieces and nephews, Kristina Camp, Makaila and Seth Lombardy, and Marty Swenson, four children Lori (John) LaRose, John (Susan) Emond, Richard (Tammy) Emond, Helen (Richard) Baker, nine grandchildren Ryan, Becky, Andrea, Ashley, Shannon, Delani, Tyler, Courtney, and LeAnna, and six great grandchildren Hayden, Daliha, Jay Jay, Logan, Emma, and Riley. She also leaves behind numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Barbara requested a private cremation and family ceremony. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wm Stott on 9th May 2016

"Today would have been my Cousin Barbara's 70th birthday, she is now reunited with her beloved husband Richard in the loving arms and heavenly abode of our Lord, Jesus Christ! How beautiful is that image? How beautiful is that birthday gift of reunion with Richard ? Death is not morbid, although it is certainly difficult for us left behind, for them it is a joyful and rewarding end to a life's journey culminating in the incomprehensible beauty, joy and grace of meeting our savior. The other day, my wife Adele and I lit a candle for them at Our Lady of Mercy Church in E. Greenwich, R.I. Only 3 other candles were lit, twinkling softly with a yellow flame in their blue votive glass holders. Upon returning to a pew to pray, I looked over at their candle. It was burning with a ultra bright blue white light with what appeared to be two points of flame. How beautifully warm and profound. When we left the church and I glanced back at the candle, it was still brightly burning. I think God was telling us everything is OK. God Bless you all.. Bill and Adele Stott"

This tribute was added by Wm Stott on 26th January 2016

"Hello Richard and all family members, my wife Adele and I extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of beloved Barbara. I am Barbara's cousin on the Collinson side. Most of my memories of Barbara are of our child and teenage years. Family get togethers at my folks Marion and Austin's home in Warwick or Uncle John and Aunt Helen's in Rehobeth, Aunt Betty and Uncle Franks and yes, at the "Lake" home of Uncle Jim and Aunt Helen's. All these gatherings were a commonplace weekend occurrence with plenty of food, music, and laughter and oh yes Love! At Barbara's childhood home we kids all played together, catching firefly's in a jar or getting mosquito bites exploring the brook that ran by the property, watching Barbara and sister Carol riding horse's from some nearby farm or the at least once a year visit to LaSalette Shine, especially at Xmas. In those days I remember Barbara as a tall good looking blond with laughing eyes and a quiet good natured personality and beautiful smile. On a recent family reunion at cousin Marianne's home on Warwick Neck, we last saw Barbara. Although she was ill she still reflected the beauty of her childhood with the added honest integrity and wisdom that age brings. And yes a ferocious fighting spirit!  Yet she was still our " Beautiful Barbara". Barbara your beautiful soul is soaring in heaven and you are singing joyfully."

This tribute was added by Wm Stott on 26th January 2016

"Hello Richard and all family members, my wife Adele and I extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Barbara. I am Barbara's cousin on the Collinson side. Most of my memories of Barbara are of our child and teenage years. Family get togethers at my folks Marion and Austin;s home in Warwick or Uncle John & Aunt Helen"s in Rehobeth or at Aunt Betty and Uncle Franks home and yes at the "Lake" home of Uncle Jim & Helen. All these gatherings were a commonplace weekend occurrence with plenty of food, music and laughter and oh yes, Love. At  Barbara's childhood home, we kids all played together catching firefly's in a jar, getting mosquito bites exploring the brook that ran by the property, watching Barbara and Carol riding horses from some nearby farm or the at least once annual visit to LaSalette Shine, especially at Xmas. In those days, I remember Barbara as a tall good looking blond girl with laughing eyes and a quiet good natured personality and beautiful smile. At a recent family reunion at Marianne's home in Warwick Neck and although she was ill she still reflected the beauty of her childhood and the added honest integrity and wisdom that age brings. Yet she was still our "Beautiful Barbara". Barbara, your beautiful soul is in heaven and you are singing joyfully!"

This tribute was added by Karen Kating Emond on 22nd January 2016

"You were a special lady, funny, spunky, loving.... I didn't see you often but I'll never forget you! I remember the ice coffee your family drank. You'll be missed on earth but I'm sure you're happy in Heaven."

This tribute was added by jane swenson on 21st January 2016

"Lori, John, Richie, and Helen. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know how close you all were in your own special ways. One thing for sure she loved you all very much. Know that she is now in heaven with family & friends and they are celebrating her arrival. Love, Auntie Jane"

This tribute was added by Tracy Lombardy on 21st January 2016

"My sweet Auntie, always made you feel at home. Her door was always open and she was always home. You could stay for an hour or you could stay for a week, it wouldn't matter. She had a quite disposition, but you could see just beyond the surface a sense of humor, a kind heart, strength , and weakness, faith and love for her family. She will be missed here on earth but knowing she is a beautiful spirit flying free among our families beautiful angels .This warms my heart, brings tears to my eyes and chills to my skin. She is now free to travel to beautiful places and now take care of her family from a very special place. God bless, and may peace and love surround you all. Lots of love to all of you on earth and to all our angels in heaven."

This tribute was added by jane swenson on 21st January 2016

"Richard,
So sorry for the loss of your wife and my sister Barbara. You two were together over 50 years. That's a tribute in itself. I know how much you loved her, and you will miss her dearly, but know she is now with the angels and free of pain. Love, Jane"

This tribute was added by Karen Swenson Madalena on 21st January 2016

"I sit and think about how you made me feel at home when I first went to Nana's for Christmas Eve.  Thank you for all of the yarn... the things that I make with it will be even more special!  Rest in peace Auntie.  God Bless you!"

This tribute was added by Ann Russo on 21st January 2016

"I didn't see you as often as I should have. But you have always been in my heart. I will always be grateful for the times you there for me. May you Rest in paradise. Love always"

This tribute was added by Delani Baker on 20th January 2016

"It's hard to say that you won't be missed, all the little quirks that you have left behind will always be with me one would be the coffee, every time I have a cup of coffee I will think of you. Thank you for all the fun times and I will miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Courtney Baker on 20th January 2016

"Sad to see you go . I will see you again . <3"

This tribute was added by Tyler Baker on 20th January 2016

"Don't really know what to say, but it's crazy to think your gone. Will love and miss you❤️"

This tribute was added by valerie caro on 20th January 2016

"Helen, so sorry for you losing your mother. Barbara loved you in her c own way, she will be missed. Your faith and your family will help you find peace. May Barbara finally found peace and no pain. RIP."

This tribute was added by Janet Ariosta on 20th January 2016

"My dear sweet cousin ,I have always felt so close to you and you family. I will always treasure the day we spent at my brother waynes house amd we met all you children that day. we grow up next door to each other and we were as close as any family can be . till we meet again on that Heavenly shore you will be forever in my Heart .luv you Cuz"

This tribute was added by Kristina Camp on 20th January 2016

"Gonna miss you Auntie.... crochet me a blanket for when I join you please..."

This tribute was added by Lori LaRose on 20th January 2016

"I love you mom I will miss you terribly but you will always be with me and watching over me i hope I did what you wanted I love you always"

This tribute was added by Richard Baker Jr. on 20th January 2016

"I will miss trying to match your mothers Chowda.  It was fun trying though.  Please know that I will take care of Helen and give her the best life I can possibly provide for her.  Until we meet again someday please watch over and care for her."


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