Spencerport: Passed away on November 15, 2022. Barbara is predeceased by her husband, Ken Widger; also predeceased by Joe Putch Jr., whom she was blessed to spend her life with following Ken's passing. She is survived by her children, Dorine (Jeff Funk) Widger, David (Sharon) Widger & Carole (Phil) Woods; grandchildren, Rich (Jeanine) Shaffer, Adam (Sondra) Widger, Erin (Daniel) Caryk, Aubrey (Daniel) Lehman, Troy (Devan Currao) Gambrill & Jenna (Daniel Yaeger) Woods; 12 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Barbara's celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorial donations can be made in Barbara's name to the Black Lake Association, PO Box 308, Hammond, NY 13646.
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.”