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Barbara Jane Ray Brement

January 6, 2023

Barbara Jane Ray Brement, 87, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023 at Bethany Gardens.

She was born on January 22, 1935 in Utica, a daughter of the late Joseph and Vincenza Nicotera Ray. She attended Utica schools and worked at various doctor and dental offices in Utica and Rome. Barbara had a very caring and loving heart and was in great demand for people needing home care. She eventually opened her own business, Barbara Jane’s Home and Health Care which provided home care to the elderly and disabled individuals until her retirement. Barbara enjoyed many close friendships, especially her card group that met every week for years. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.

Barbara is survived by her loving children: daughter Jane Dibble of Waterville; sons Kenneth & Wanda Brement of Punta Gorda FL, and Matthew & Deborah Brement; grandchildren Scott & Tammy Brement, Adam & Dina Brement, Christy Williams, Rheanna Brement, Maclain Brement FL, Barbara Brement & Frank Lafferty FL, Adrian & Jordan Rosier FL, and 9 great-grandchildren. Barbara had a special bond and relationship with her niece Patricia Lewis. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, her former husband Kenneth M. Zimmerman (father of her children), her sisters Barbara Ann Ray, Theresa M. Santucci, her son-in-law William Dibble, and her granddaughter Tina Maria Dibble.

Calling hours will be held Friday January 13, 2023 from 4-5 pm at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. There will be a prayer service at 5 pm at the funeral home led by Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio of St. John the Baptist Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Bethany Gardens for their kindness, compassion and superior care given to Barbara throughout her residency.

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