January 28, 2022

Barbara Jane Parr

Lower Berkshire Valley, N. J.    Born on June 3, 1940, Barbara Jane Parr, age 81, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at her home in Rockaway Township, NJ.  Barbara was born at home in Nolan’s Point, Jefferson Township to her parents, the late Joseph and Helen Hegedus.  Formerly from Lower Berkshire Valley in Roxbury Township, she raised her family of three boys, who were her biggest pride and joy, with her high school sweetheart – her husband of 41 years, Myron “Whitey” Parr, who passed away in 1999. She was also predeceased by her brother, Joseph Hegedus.

After raising her children and retiring as manager of the Dover General Hospital gift shop, Barbara and Whitey moved to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 1997.  Barbara became involved in the Senior Olympics for swimming and excelled in the butterfly & breaststroke and won many medals – gold, silver & bronze.  Barbara was also a member of the Rehoboth Art League where she took up painting and ceramics.  She sold her pieces at art shows where they were displayed and showcased.

Barbara loved to cook and share her recipes with her grandchildren, including her famous cream puffs.  She also loved to travel around the world and took her grandchildren on many trips, cruises and vacations at the Jersey Shore and Rehoboth Beach.  Barbara leaves behind her three sons and their spouses; Michael & Michele of Salem, Massachusetts, Thomas & Mary Jane of Roxbury, NJ and Matthew & Debbie of Allamuchy, NJ. She also leaves eleven Grandchildren – TJ, Trevor (& wife Kim), William, Holly, Tucker, Sophie, Joseph, Evan, Alli Rose, Liam, & Emma.  Barbara is also survived by her dear sister, Helen Hunter Sharpe, her longtime friend and companion, Gene Kline, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends  may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday (February 5th) from 3 – 6 pm, with a Funeral Service at 5 pm.

Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to the Rehoboth Art League or the Lower Berkshire Valley Fire Department #3, 271 Berkshire Valley Road, Wharton, NJ  07885.