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Barbara Ann McCormick

March 28, 1941 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

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Barbara Ann Romano McCormick, age 82, of Sugar Land, TX, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at The Crescent Rehabilitation Facility in Fort Bend County. Barbara was born in Bridgeport, CT, the only child of the late Joseph Albert Romano and Verna/ Veronica Bernice (Kaczynski) Romano. She may have not have had any siblings, but she was doted on by her many aunts, uncles, and cousins who affectionately referred to her by her nickname, “Bunny”.

Barbara graduated from Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield and received her B.S. in Home Economics from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY (now a part of Fordham University).  She completed a textile design course through a study abroad program in Europe through Temple University in Philadelphia.  Barbara received her M.S. in Education from Western Connecticut State College in Danbury, CT. She taught Home Economics at Elias Howe Elementary School and Central High School. Barbara served as the Chairman of the Home Economics Department at Trumbull High School. Her family was impressed by her academic achievements and often referred to her as the most highly educated woman in our family. 

Barbara enjoyed fulfilling her creative interests with a variety of activities - she was a skilled seamstress (a talent inherited from her Mother and Grandmother); she was a talented cook that provided many dishes for multiple family celebrations; she was a Master Gardner through the Fort Bend County Master Gardner Program, a group that she spent may happy years working with their community outreach programs; and she supported her children’s schools in a variety of roles through the Mother’s Clubs of Saint Agnes Academy (Houston, TX), Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston, TX), and as President of the PTO of Saint Luke School (McLean, VA).

Barbara married the love of her life, Robert Douglas McCormick, at Notre Dame Church in Easton, CT on August 19, 1967. They recently celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary.  They were members of St. Laurence Church Parish in Sugar Land, TX. Barbara and Bob were blessed with three children - Barbara Ann Petrov (Brian); Robert Douglas, Jr.; and, David (Rachel). Barbara enjoyed many years of fun with her three grandchildren - Alexandria, Robert Douglas, III, and Zachary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held meeting directly at St. Margaret’s Shrine, 2523 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, on Thursday at 11:00a.m. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford immediately following the funeral service.  There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association (www.mountvernon.org/donate) or a charity of one’s choice.  To send online condolences, please visit www.redgatehennessy.com

Barbara Ann Romano McCormick, age 82, of Sugar Land, TX, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at The Crescent Rehabilitation Facility in Fort Bend County. Barbara was born in Bridgeport, CT, the only child of the late Joseph Albert Romano and Verna/ Veronica Bernice (Kaczynski) Romano. She may have not have had any siblings, but she was doted on by her many aunts, uncles, and cousins who affectionately referred to her by her nickname, “Bunny”.

Barbara graduated from Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield and received her B.S. in Home Economics from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY (now a part of Fordham University).  She completed a textile design course through a study abroad program in Europe through Temple University in Philadelphia.  Barbara received her M.S. in Education from Western Connecticut State College in Danbury, CT. She taught Home Economics at Elias Howe Elementary School and Central High School. Barbara served as the Chairman of the Home Economics Department at Trumbull High School. Her family was impressed by her academic achievements and often referred to her as the most highly educated woman in our family. 

Barbara enjoyed fulfilling her creative interests with a variety of activities - she was a skilled seamstress (a talent inherited from her Mother and Grandmother); she was a talented cook that provided many dishes for multiple family celebrations; she was a Master Gardner through the Fort Bend County Master Gardner Program, a group that she spent may happy years working with their community outreach programs; and she supported her children’s schools in a variety of roles through the Mother’s Clubs of Saint Agnes Academy (Houston, TX), Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston, TX), and as President of the PTO of Saint Luke School (McLean, VA).

Barbara married the love of her life, Robert Douglas McCormick, at Notre Dame Church in Easton, CT on August 19, 1967. They recently celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary.  They were members of St. Laurence Church Parish in Sugar Land, TX. Barbara and Bob were blessed with three children - Barbara Ann Petrov (Brian); Robert Douglas, Jr.; and, David (Rachel). Barbara enjoyed many years of fun with her three grandchildren - Alexandria, Robert Douglas, III, and Zachary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held meeting directly at St. Margaret’s Shrine, 2523 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, on Thursday at 11:00a.m. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford immediately following the funeral service.  There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association (www.mountvernon.org/donate) or a charity of one’s choice.  To send online condolences, please visit www.redgatehennessy.com


Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Saint Margaret's Shrine
2523 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
September 14, 2023

St. Michael s Cemetery (Stratford)

Donations

Mount Vernon Ladies Association
PO Box 110, Mount Vernon VA 22121
Web: http://www.mountvernon.org/donate

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