— Barbara E Suraci of Wilmington, Vermont, age 82 and a resident of Blue Brook Road, passed away November 26, 2018 at her home. Barbara was born in Jersey City, NJ on August 25, 1936 the daughter of the late Robert Leigh Eilenberg and Josephine Rehak-Peroh.
Barbara studied ballet with the Mortkin Ballet Company of New York City. In 1952 she moved to London, England with her family and continued with her ballet studies. She danced with the Corp de Ballet in France. In addition she studied concert piano with Moira Hess. In 1956 Barbara returned to the United States and graduated from Jersey City State College with a B.A. Degree in Education. She earned a Master of Arts degree in 1961 from Seton Hall University and completed the academic studies for her doctorate in School Psychology at New York University.
Barbara was very active in the Windham Vermont Sailing Club, owned and operated Leigh’s Curio’s in West Dover and cherished times with her family especially raising her grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her grandchildren Anthony Samani and Chelsea Samani of West Dover and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Anthony B. Suraci, PHD, who passed away August of 1991.
Graveside funeral services for Barbara were held Monday December 3, 1028 at Union Cemetery Leigh Street and Alton Place Clinton, NJ. There were visiting hours. A celebration of life in Vermont will be announced at a later date. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363.