Hope Barr

July 17, 1923 - January 27, 2016

07/17/1923 - 01/27/2016

Past Services

Saturday January 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Sunday January 31, 2016
2:00 pm
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Sunday January 31, 2016
3:00 pm
Rock Hill Cemetery
Flushing, OH 43977
740-968-3710 | Directions

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.

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Tom Fox & Joni Ann
8 years ago

Marsha, and Ciara and Victor and Michael. I’m very sorry that you lost a loving member of your family. May the Lord comfort you in this time in sorrow and may you only find the wonderful memories of your past. May God embrace you all in his living arms. Luv ya. Tom and Joni Fox

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.” (Ps. 116:15).

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.
It was a privilege to visit dear Speranza on the day of her ‘going Home’.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

Debbie Myers
8 years ago

Anna, Rob, and extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May comfort and peace surround you as you hold all the wonderful times and memories of your Mom close in your hearts.

Michelle Lemons
8 years ago

Marsha Anna and family. I never had the please of meeting your mother. I was at Liza Place at the same time as your Mother. I remember the first night they brought your Mother in. I spoke with Marsha and gave her a hug. We became fast friends and spoke whenever we ran into each other. My Aunt spent a good bit talking with her Granddaughter who loved her grandmother very much. It’s a small world and remember giving Marsha a huge hug as she was waiting out the door after her loss. My prayers have been with you all. We may not be family but in those circumstances we all lean on each other. My condolences and know she is in a better place.