Barbara J. Parada

By Orleans Hub Posted 9 August 2019 at 9:56 am

Barbara Parada

Barbara J. Parada, 82, of Bonita Springs, Fla. and formerly of Medina, entered into rest on Aug. 7, 2019 in Naples, Fla.

Born June 18, 1937 in Batavia, Barbara was a daughter of the late John and Irene (Schriener) Bloom. She was a graduate of Batavia High School. She married Edward F. Parada Jr. on Aug. 26, 1961, and together they raised their family in Medina. Barbara was a longtime parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Medina Mustang Band Boosters. An avid Elvis fan, she enjoyed listening to 50s music. Barbara worked as a baker in the cafeteria at Medina Central School, and she baked and decorated many wedding and graduation cakes for families around the area. An amazing baker, Barbara will be best remembered for her delicious chocolate chip cookies.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele A. (Michael) Standish of Naples; son, Michael E. (Kathleen) Parada of Adams, Mass.; five grandchildren, Dr. Matthew P. (Marisa) Tracey of Johnstown, Pa., Kyle J. Parada of Bonita Springs, Nathan E. Standish of Naples, Ryan M. Parada of Adams, and Katherine E. Standish of Naples; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Eugene Wanecski, Mary Jane Szczechowiak, Anthony Parada and Maxine Parada; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Parada Jr., on May 12, 2006; her daughter, Jolene M. Tracey on Aug. 7, 2014; her son-in-law, Thomas Tracey, also in 2014; and her sister, Nancy L. Wanecski, on July 2, 2003.

Calling hours will be held on Tue., Aug 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wed., Aug 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Medina. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to The Historic Palace Theatre, P.O. Box 19, Lockport NY 14095; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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