Barbara A. Daignault


Barbara A. Daignault passed away October 27, 2019 after a courageous five month battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Burton L. and Elizabeth J. Edick Reed. She was a graduate of Rome Free Academy. Barb was united in marriage to Joseph F. Daignault Jr. on July 22, 1967. Joe passed away August 3, 1997. Joe was the love of Barb’s life and she showed her devotion for Joe as he battled ALS for 3 ½ years until he lost his battle. Barb had several jobs through the years but her favorite was as a nurse’s aide at Rome Hospital. Barb treated the patients as if they were her family. Barb retired from Rome Hospital in 1993 due to disability. Through the years Barb cared for many sick relatives including her mom.

Barb is survived by her children, two sons, Joseph III and James and his fiancée, Barbie Simpson; two daughters, Shelley and son-in-law, Doug Coleman and Tammy and Joe Charette; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Ed Bator; grandchildren, Jennifer Daignault, Marisa Patrick, James Daignault (Nakita), Douglas Coleman Jr., Dylan Coleman and Isabella Charette; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Javier, Ensley, Klohee, and George (who was born the same day Barb passed away); special cousins, Sandi, Val, and Ronnie; special friends, Craig and Robert as well as many special friends at Rome Mall Apartments and the Coleman family for always being there for Barb.

Joe, Shelley, Jim, and families would like to thank Joe and Tammy for taking mom into their home when she needed 24 hour care. Tammy you did a great job caring for mom and we will forever be grateful. A special thanks to the staff at Oneida Hospital who were so good to Barb with her many visits. Thank you to the Lutheran Home in Clinton for Barb’s rehab stay and to Upstate Hospital and Hospice and Palliative Care, Middle Settlement Road. The family takes comfort in knowing their parents are reunited again free of pain.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court St., Rome. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Home for Funerals Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

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