June 6, 1951 - December 4, 2021
Barbara A. Steblecki, 70, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. She will be greatly missed. Barbara was born June 6, 1951 in Jersey City, N.J., one of three daughters of beloved parents William and Alice Steblecki. Raised in Jersey City, the family moved to Upper Montclair, N.J. Following her father’s death in 1993, Barbara and her mother relocated to Melrose, MA in 1994 to be with her sisters Edith and Elaine Steblecki. She is survived by her loving sisters, as well as family and friends in New Jersey, the Philadelphia area and New York State. Nothing was more important to Barbara than family. She was a loving and devoted daughter who cared for her parents as they aged. She spent many happy years as her mother’s constant companion. They enjoyed watching movies, taking car rides, and spending time with their cherished Papillon, Abby Joy, who provided them with much happiness. Professionally, Barbara was a legal secretary for many years, working for firms in New Jersey and New York City. She had a big heart and a sharp mind. She generously shared her wisdom and keen insight with her loyal friends and acquaintances. Homebound for several years, she and her sisters enjoyed much time together, watching favorite programs as varied as “Downton Abbey” and “Sex and the City,” the latter reminding her of her happy times spent in Manhattan. Barbara was a devout Roman Catholic and enjoyed visiting area churches. Her funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, 670 Washington Ave, Revere on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:00pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Barbara’s memory may be made to Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, 670 Washington Ave., Revere, MA, 02151.