FIAE family-

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Barbara McConnell passed away this morning. I received a call from a woman who has worked with Barbara for many years who asked me to pass this information along to Barbara’s FIAE friends. For those of you who didn’t know Barbara, she was an FIAE member when she was president of the New Jersey Food Council and later served as president of FIAE.

Barbara was in the hospital after having a hip replacement on Wednesday. Her heart stopped breathing during surgery and they had to revive her. Last night, the same thing happened and they moved her to ICU. This morning she stopped breathing again, but they were not able to resuscitate.

Barbara was a friend to so many of us and was a mentor to me. She was a true Southern belle, even after so many years in New Jersey. J I have so many special memories of all the time spent with this wonderful woman. Barbara loved the FIAE family with all her heart….and we sure did love her.

Bev Lynch will update us when information is available on arrangements.

Rest in peace, sweet Barbara.


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