Melissa Ann Barmore


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Bradford - Melissa Ann Barmore, 35, died in her Bradford , ME home unexpectedly on February 12th 2019. Melissa was born in Manchester, NH on May 4th, 1983 to Karen (Sweeney) and James Barmore.

Melissa fought, and lost, a life long battle with mental illness and substance abuse. We choose to remember Melissa as the bright, happy, funny girl who loved everyone she met. Her heart of gold was discovered at an early age when she always stood up for the underdog. Her smile was just as beautiful as her spirit and we will always remember her for that.

Melissa was predeceased by her father, James Barmore, Uncle Lee Barmore and paternal grandmother, Eva Mendez. She is survived by her children (the loves of her life) daughter Angelina, son Joshua, and boyfriend Joe Pedra, Mother, Karen Sweeney Ploss, Dad of her heart, Bob Ploss, sister Elizabeth Edwards (Cheryl) brothers Johnny (Gabby), Jessie (Meg), and Daniel Barmore, Step sisters Jamie Ploss (Jim) and Rena Lyles (Larry) aunts Tracey Sweeney, Martha Edgar (Brian) and Sharon Bortolameolli (Joe), Linda Sutherland (Billy) and Maryann Paraskevas (Billy) and special aunt who helped raise Melissa Maureen "MoMo" Sweeney (Paddy), uncles Bobby and Zachary Sweeney, Ricky and Glenn Barmore, Anthony Mendez and Mike Ploss. Nieces Erica Dubois, Victoria Michaud, Elsa Edgar, Libbie Whipple, Iris and Esme Barmore, and Elle Edwards. Nephews Michael Alvarez, Thor Barmore and Daniel Barmore and special great nephew Oliver Hopple. Maternal grandparents David and Elsa Roth and Robert Sweeney. Numerous cousins that she had friendships with and so many more friends and people who knew and loved her.

We'd like to take this opportunity to strongly encourage anyone struggling with any mental illness, addiction or substance abuse to keep seeking help. We plead that those who are offered help for any of these issues that you accept it and never give up.

Please join us on Saturday February 16, 2019 2pm at the Bradford Baptist Church 461 Main Road in Bradford followed by a gathering at the community center. A second service will be held for NH family and friends on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at 11 am at St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St, Manchester, NH, 03102, for a mass and gathering afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northern Light Acadia Hospital Foundation PO Box 931 Bangor, ME , 04402 or to HOPE for NH Recovery 293 Wilson Street Manchester, NH 03103.
Published on February 15, 2019
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Feb 28, 2019
What hope for those we love.
We are not spirits living in a body of flesh. We are physical creatures, so no part of us survives death. When we die, our brain dies too, and our thoughts perish. Read Psalm 146:4;
“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
John 5:28, 29
Jehovah told his prophet Isaiah to write about the coming new paradise for God’s people. He said: ‘Wolves and sheep will live together in peace. Young calves and baby lions will feed together, and little children will take care of them. Even a baby will not be harmed if it plays near a poisonous snake.’
Resurrected ones will be able to
...learn the truth about God and to exercise faith in Jesus by obeying him. (Revelation 20:11-13) Those who return to life and do good things will be able to enjoy life forever on earth.​—Read John 5:28, 29.Read more
Sandy Shaw
Feb 20, 2019
Karen and Maureen, I am so sorry and sad for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🏻
Laronda (Rena) Lyles
Feb 19, 2019
R.I.P. Melissa fly high w the angels & May you finally have that peace at the end of the rainbow 🌈
So sorry to hear this 💔
Until we meet again 😘
Feb 19, 2019
R.I.P. melissa
Lisa Gustin
Feb 19, 2019
May you rest in peace now Melissa.
Karen Horner
Feb 16, 2019
There are no words. There are hugs and prayers though.
Feb 16, 2019
Valerie J. Bayko
Feb 16, 2019
There really are no words to Express my sorrow for your loss.
I hope you feel much love surrounded by family and friends.
Sending hugs and prayers.
Feb 16, 2019
To the family, We have never meet, However my prayers are with you, I am sure it has been a very very long and difficult road, I feel your sadness and pain, Be strong, and believe now she is now at rest, And find comfort in that,
Paula Rollins
Feb 16, 2019
Melissa I will miss spending time with you when you come here I’ll miss talking on your birthday I’ll miss your post on FB I will forever have you In my heart you are my family I love you ❤️
Betsy Pratt
Feb 16, 2019
Melissa,. Your smile was contagious . I'll cherish the friendship we developed over the years and all the hugs and smiles we had together ❤️. I pray you are at peace,. Until we meet again my friend 💜
A parent
Feb 15, 2019
Please know there are so many whose hearts are broken with you, we are holding you in our most loving thoughts as you grieve this unimaginable loss. Thank you for sharing some of her struggles with us and know it will help someone else. We pray that we find our humanity and show compassion to each other.
Feb 15, 2019
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11: 28 - 30). My sincere condolences go out to you at this time.
Joseph pedra
Feb 15, 2019
I want you to know i love you more then anything you will never leave my heart i am trying to hold it together for you cuz thats what you would want gonna miss your beautifull face and smile and going to miss you making it a point to tell me you love me even if you were mad at me goin to miss you calling me cuppie not a day goes buy were i will not think of you not a minute will go buy were your not in my heart i love you forever and a day babe rip my other half melissa ann barmore
Sue Brownell
Feb 15, 2019
My heart goes out to Karen, Bob and family. I know there are no words to help your broken hearts but know I am so sorry for your loss.
Sherry pedra
Feb 15, 2019
Mell you are finally at piece you are loving laughing special angel taking care of all the baby angels. You will be missed very much .
charlene and don
Feb 15, 2019
were gonna truly miss you sunshine ket that light of your burn bright guiding those children through this path called life every body who truly knew you nee you loved those kids more than any thing in this we love u mel and are gonna miss ur calls daily god bless your family and help show them the thru this darkness
Feb 15, 2019
Fly high our lil goose you will be missed by all who knew you we love you sweety ❤