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LEESBURG, VA. - Amy Jo Barraj, 58, born in Bangor, and resident of Leesburg, Va., died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

She is survived by her three children, Alana, Marina and Andrew Barraj; father, Ronald Striar; siblings, Barry Sokol and Wendy Striar; ex-husband, Riad Barraj; family pet, Oliver; many members of her extended American and Lebanese families and countless loving friends.

Amy will always be remembered as a devoted mother, daughter, sister, cherished friend and partner, co-worker and mentor. Her spirit will live on in countless ways, but especially in every time we see spring flowers bloom, walk on the beaches of Maine, buy a funny card, watch 'The Sound of Music', and eat lobsters on Christmas day.

Private events celebrating her life will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Amy's memory to Friends of Acadia - https://friendsofacadia.thankyou4caring.org/donate and Avon Walks for Breast Cancer - https://secure2.convio.net/avon/site/SPageServer?pagename=%2Fwalk_donation_search#/event/. Online condolences and fond memories of Amy may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.
Published on  May 31, 2014
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