Barbara Fay-Pallotto, of Moorestown, passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2017 at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her parents, Gertrude Virginia (Conklin) Fay, George Gurdon Fay, and son-in-law Paul LeClair.
Known as Jody to her lifelong friends, some of whom she met in elementary school, she loved sending cards and letters and had impeccable handwriting, a trait she proudly attributed to being left-handed. An only child, she was the mother of six children, and "Nana Babs" to ten grandchildren. She graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing and Stockton University and spent most of her nursing career at Cooper Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was a volunteer at the Joint Base MDL PX Pharmacy, and in various capacities at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Moorestown. The things she enjoyed most were family and friends, a well-spun story, Masterpiece Theater, Irish music, and whiskey sours. Her heart and home were always open for anyone who needed a place to stay or a shoulder to cry on.
She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Norman V. Pallotto; her children Danielle and Timothy Richards, Lauren LeClair, Virginia Pallotto, Barbara and Andrew Neller, Angela Pallotto, and Norman and Kim (Burgess) Pallotto; her beloved grandchildren Patrick, Caitlin and Erin Richards, Brittany and Courtney LeClair, Drew and Brad Neller, and Vincent, Joseph and Roman Pallotto. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Jean McDevitt, brother-in-law Howard Pallotto, loving cousins, and boatloads of nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, December 4, from 7pm-9pm at Lankenau & Van Newenhizen Funeral Home, 334 Chester Avenue, Moorestown. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am, Tuesday, December 5 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 42 West Main St., Moorestown. Interment will be in BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd, Arneytown, North Hanover Township NJ.
Please honor her life by spending more time with your loved ones, be kind to others, pause to smell the roses, and raise a glass to lasting friendships. And don't leave the house without your lipstick, a smile on your face, and a twinkle in your eye. That is her wish for you. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the ALS Association, Philadelphia Chapter, would be appreciated. www.alsphiladelphia.org