Barbara Calviera

April 8, 1937 – January 17, 2019
Place of Birth: 
Lyons, New York
Place of Death: 
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Calling Hours

January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Service Event Information

January 26, 2019 - 10:00am
St. Michael Church
South Main Street
Newark, New York


January 26, 2019
Newark Cemetery Newark, New York


Barbara Calviera

Newark—Barbara Calviera was 81 years young when she passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Embrace Hospice Home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Friends may call from 5-8 PM on Friday (January 25th) at the Paul L Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday (January 26th) at St. Micheal Church. South Main Street, Newark, New York  Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

The daughter of the late Sheldon and Laura Brown Wiltsie.  Barbara spent her life as a loving wife to Victor (deceased in 2016), mother to Peter, Laurie Gisel and Vicki Calviera; grandmother to Jesse Daniels, Brandi (Steve) Minnamon, Brooke Gisel, Coty and Alex Calviera; great grandmother of Luna Young and Liam Minnamon. She was beloved by surviving sister Beverly Sozio and her deceased brothers Giles, Robert, Sheldon, Jr, Donald Wiltsie and sisters Geralding Norton and Doris DiSanto; many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

While living in Newark, she enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping and going  to bingo with her many friends.  After moving to Myrtle Beach in 2003, she loved spending weekends boating with her daughter Vicki, going to festivals and spending time at the beach.  During her last visit to New York, she attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Brandi, and spent quality time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Barbara stayed connected to her family outside of Myrtle Beach through many Face Time chats.  Her favorite chats included those when Luna would serenade her with song and Liam would show off his dimples.

Despite suffering a stroke in 2017 and several stays in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Barbara remained active and kept her caregivers laughing with her quick wit and charm.  Ever the strong woman, no one could keep Barbara down. Even though she struggled over the past few years, Barbara showed her tremendous  love for her family who was there to fight the good fight every step of the way. Barbara's family ensured she felt loved, appreciated, and above all got to live her best life every day.  Barbara will be dearly missed by all who knew her.



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