Let the memory of Barbara be with us forever
  • 90 years old
  • Born on May 2, 1923 .
  • Passed away on January 27, 2014 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barbara Del Castilho 90 years old , born on May 2, 1923 and passed away on January 27, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Maryjane Grotting on 27th January 2019
Always remembering a very special lady!
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 27th January 2019
Thinking of grandma today. We just went through boxes of her art supplies and found lots of things to talk about. Many amazing illustrations and sketches. It was wonderful.
Posted by Maryjane Grotting on 2nd May 2018
Always remembering you on your birthday, Barbara. Your light lives on.
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 27th January 2018
Thinking of you and missing those days of youth. It still feels strange that you are no longer here. 4 years feels like like no time has passed. Many memories to delve into today....
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 2nd May 2016
remembering grandma today on her birthday anniversary. xoxo
Posted by Jeff Del Castilho on 27th January 2016
thinking about you gma...
Posted by Maryjane Grotting on 3rd May 2015
Having learned a few days ago of Barbara's passing when I contacted Linda, I wish to add our remembrance here and now. When Barbara was at Mistywood, Tor and I tried to get up there at least once a year, usually in January, and take her out to lunch. We would visit in her apartment as well and talk about our families, and old memories. I believe her lively interest in people, places and things was an integral part of her long life. Also, not everyone can leave such an artistic inheritance as Barbara did for her family, and that, in addition to the loving memories, is very special. I will miss Barbara, and am glad that I remembered to wish her, wherever she is now, a happy birthday.
Posted by Candy Shapiro on 2nd May 2015
Thinking of you Linda. This is a beautiful tribute to have to always remember. The connections we have to Moms is quite amazing and the loss as I have learned is very powerful. Love to all of your family.
Posted by Candy Shapiro on 2nd May 2015
Thinking of you Linda. This is a beautiful tribute to have to always remember. The connections we have to Moms is quite amazing and the loss as I have learned is very powerful. Love to all of your family.
Posted by Rosann Tyson on 2nd May 2015
We are thinking of all of you, and missing Aunt Barbara. The Downingtown, PA Tysons.
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 2nd May 2015
Thinking of grandma B today.
Posted by Marie-Claire Davis on 2nd June 2014
Barbara was my very dear friend of 40 years. I wondered why her Christmas card never arrived last year. She enjoyed coming over for dinners and spending time together. I will miss her very much, she was a wonderful and very knowledgeable lady. Rest in peace Barbara.
Posted by Candy Shapiro on 2nd May 2014
Thinking of you all today. Life events are sad without our loved ones but sharing memories is the best. Love to all.
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 2nd May 2014
Thinking of my grandma and her wonderful artwork. The small picture she painted for me when I was a young boy is still on display on my bookshelf. looking forward to seeing the family for the memorial soon.
Posted by Annette Del Castilho on 6th February 2014
Linda & Family, Please accept our love and sincere sympathy. Barbara was a very special lady, she and I often spoke via telephone in recent years. Uncle Sonny and I had very special memories of the visits we made to visit them both in CA as well as Arizona. We especially enjoyed our stay with them at Lakje Tahoe and their visit to spend Christmas with us here in Houston .She was a true Sister in Law.
Posted by Ramsey Chimienti on 6th February 2014
Grandma Barbara was an amazing woman. She was beautiful, smart and funny. I was always impressed to hear how ambitious she was when she was a young woman; going to college in a big city and pursuing a career in the art and textile industry. I have many fond memories growing up and going to stay at grandma and grandpa’s house. I loved dinners at their house because it always included, believe it or not, delicious spinach soufflé and Hawaiian rolls! I always tried to make her and grandpa laugh and I hope she remembered me for that and not for jumping on the bed or shooting rubber bands down the laundry chute. You will be greatly missed grandma. I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon Some call it pretty, others call it crazy But they all sing this tune: Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy" Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-oo? A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Posted by Karen Frost on 5th February 2014
What a beautiful and loving woman. I am privileged to have had the chance to know her and spend time with her in earlier years. She leaves her artistic gifts with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We're lucky to have known her. Godspeed.
Posted by Charmaine Kinch on 1st February 2014
Dear Linda and family, A sunset on Earth is a sunrise in Heaven; We share in your sadness but smile at the wonderful memories of a gentle kind knowledgeable lady, Auntie Barb, whose artistic talents live on in you. I am proud to say she was our Auntie Barbara... Last year when I visited for a short time, I just knew in my heart that she recognised me as I stood next to her bed. Thank you for making it possible for me to be there next to her. Rest in peace auntie Barb, we will miss you, but now Uncle Richard gets to welcome you home.. Linda to you and your beautiful family we send our condolences and may God lift you up during these difficult days, as you hold in your hearts fondest memories of Mom. May each memory put a smile on your lips as you hold her in your hearts forever? Our fondest thoughts are with you. Larry, Charmaine & Auntie Marie.
Posted by Jessica Edwards on 1st February 2014
So sorry to hear the sad news that Auntie Barbara has passed away. My mum, Kathleen,was very fond of her and always gave us many stories about her and Uncle Richard. Although I only remember meeting her on two or three occasions I do remember that the last time they were here in Barbados they came to our house. Such a lovely, warm lady. Our sincere condolences to you Linda and all the family May she rest in peace. Love from Jessica, Richard and family
Posted by Candy Shapiro on 1st February 2014
She created a beautiful legacy in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren . Cherished memories for a beautiful family. Love and hugs to all, Candy
Posted by Bernadette Lewis on 31st January 2014
I did not know Auntie Barbara very well. Being so far away, I think I met her only twice. My deepest sympathy go out to Linda and all the family. May she enjoy the peace and joy that she deserves.
Posted by Jeanette Mckinnon on 31st January 2014
Dear Linda, I also have only met Aunty Barbara twice many, many years ago in Barbados. I will always remembered her fondly. Sincere condolences to you and all the family on your very sad loss. May beautiful memories help to ease your sorrow.
Posted by Linda Chimienti on 31st January 2014
My beloved mother, Barbara Del Castilho, slipped away peacefully in her sleep early on Monday morning, Jan. 27th, 2014. She had suffered from congestive heart failure for several years but was comfortable at the time of her passing. She was a gracious lady and while we miss her terribly we will remember her for her loving kindness to all, her artistic talent, her love of education and reading, and her humor. Above all, I will remember how she loved me.
Posted by Jeff Del Castilho on 31st January 2014
I remember me and Grandma sitting together at her organ. I used to ask her to play "The Entertainer" over and over and she would teach me note for note how to play pieces of it. I couldn't wait for organ lessons with grandma. As a kid, I remember seeing her paintings and just not being able to believe I knew someone that could paint like that! I remember grandpa calling me into the living room as grandma napped one day so I could hear her snoring very gently. When she woke, grandpa made me tell her that I heard her snoring so he could prove to her that she did, in fact, snore. I felt like I betrayed her. Very sad then, but funny now. Sharing ice cream and cookies, taking walks in the park , watching Wheel of Fortune, backyard BBQs, adventures in Sedona and Prescott, all such wonderful memories of a wonderful lady.
Posted by Rosann Tyson on 31st January 2014
"Aunt Barbara" has been and will be long remembered in her hometown of Downingtown, PA. She was a source of great pride for us and we admired her very much, in spite of the fact she left here when she was relatively young. She had so many very close friends who always asked about her, reminding us how important and loved she was (just take a look at her high school yearbook!). I will always remember my dad (her brother Donald) talking about his "artist" sister and I'll never forget Aunt Barbara telling us stories about Downingtown back in the depression and WWII years. She will always fondly remebered in the Tyson family. Nephew David Tyson.
Posted by Roman Chimienti on 28th January 2014
The moments that stay with me the strongest- and the ones that always come to mind before all others are the memories of Grandma B and I sitting around her kitchen table when I was very young- as she taught me the fundamentals of painting. Shadow and light, mixing and blending and crafty recreations of the color wheel. With the summer breeze gently rocking the empty hammock hanging in the backyard, the afternoon sun beckoned to me to come out and enjoy the summer. But I had secondary and tertiary colors to paint...and I am glad that I did. I always remember those weekends at grandmas house as I am working on an art project.

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