Barbara's Story

ORLAND & BANGOR - Barbara A. Giosia, 80, died Jan. 9, 2015 in Bangor. She was born on July 9, 1934 in Chester, PA, the second child of Rose Marie and Daniel Gorman. Her brother, Charles Daniel Gorman, of Union, Michigan, predeceased her. Her sister, Eileen Gorman, resides in Issaquah, Washington. She is survived by her son, Charles A. Giosia, his wife, Carol, and their children, Alex and Andrew, all of Orland, Maine; her daughter, Rosemarie Giosia and her partner, Richard Trombley, Jr. of Ellsworth, Maine; Rose's children, Michael Giosia and his wife, Elizabeth of Renton, Washington and Anthony Hamlin of Hampden, Maine; her daughter, Jennifer Giosia of Bangor, Maine, Jennifer's step-children, Joshua, Justin and Stephanie Mooers, and their children; and her son, Joseph Giosia and his wife, Tameko of Collingswood, New Jersey; her nephew, Kevin McCall of Alexandria, Virginia; her sister-in-law, Kay Gorman of Union, Michigan, and Kay's children; and many relatives as a result of her marriage to Emil Giosia. She was predeceased by Jennifer's partner, Stephen Mooers.

Barbara was a strong, intelligent, and independent woman who lived life her own way. She believed in lending a helping hand to people when she could. Though small in stature, she was a mighty force. Her life revolved around her family, particularly her children and grandchildren. She was always up for a traveling adventure. She was an avid reader, writer and a beautiful artist who loved to paint.

Though her journey in this world has ended, her spirit will live on in the lives of all of those she touched, and she will be forever missed. Many thanks to all, whose kind words, thoughts, prayers and action helped Barbara and her family these past few months. A private memorial is planned. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.
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