Barbara Ann Aird

Published 10:08 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Barbara Ann Aird passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Marie Maruzelli; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Aird.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, Eric Aird; daughter, Beverly Aird-Rankin and her husband, Chris, their children, Devon Rankin and Austin Rankin; daughter, Brenda Aird and her fiancé Tom; son, Brian Aird and his wife Sue, their children Nick Aird and his wife Kailey and Tim Aird; son, Bruce Aird and his wife Amy, their son, Nathan Aird; her sister, Ruth and her husband Bill Cobourn. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a woman of many talents and hobbies including, but not limited to, quilting, singing, dancing, tennis, golf, swimming, cooking and baking anything Italian, as well as her famous scones. Barbara lived up to her name, “Gracious to Strangers,” she was compassionate and kind toward anybody who crossed her path. She was active in many charities and involved with numerous ministries. Barbara was also passionate about sports and rooted for all Philadelphia teams.

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A noon funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 237 Main St., Suffolk, with the Rev. Thurman R. Hayes Jr. officiating, with a reception to follow. A private burial will be held at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Suffolk Building Fund. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered online at