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Speranza Barr

July 17, 1923 - January 27, 2016

Hope Barr (Speranza DeGasperis) 92 of Bellaire, Ohio died Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV.

Speranza was born on July 17, 1923 in Sora, Italy, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Grazia (Rotanda) DeGasperis.

She was retired from O.V.M.C. Medical Center in Wheeling, WV.

Speranza loved Opera and planting flowers and was an amazing cook.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Dominic, Larry and Herman DeGasperis.

She was a devoted mother and is survived by her two daughters Marsha Barr (Greg) Smith and Anna Barr (Rob) Myers both of Bellaire, Ohio. A sister Orlanda Paolucci of Baltimore, MD. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Victor (Amanda) Garcia, Fireisha Barr (Jeff) Withrow who never left her grandmother the last two weeks of her life, Ciara (Ralph) James, Michael Garcia, Dareick Barr and James Smith as well as 9 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received from 2 until 8pm on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th street in Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held on Sunday January 31, 2016 at 2pm at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Burial will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery.

Share your thoughts and memories of Speranza with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

Memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bellaire Chapel

441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906

Service Information

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm


St. John Catholic Church

Bellaire, OH 43906

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm


Rock Hill Cemetery

Flushing, OH 43977

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