Barbara M. Urban
Barbara Minnie (French) Urban, of Moriah Center, N.Y., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by family at the Theresian House at the age of 91.
Barbara was a lifelong resident of Moriah Center and lived in the home she was born in on Nov. 10, 1928. She graduated Valedictorian of her 1945 class at Sherman Free Academy and soon met and married her soulmate Joseph John Urban in 1947. They were married for 39 loving years until his passing in 1986. She was a founding member of the Moriah Ambulance Auxiliary, and actively volunteered at the All Saints Catholic Church, Voting and other various organizations. She also worked part time at various places including Frontier Town and the US Post Office.
She is the youngest of 5, with four older brothers, Carl, Robert (Bud), Lewis, and Lyle French. She is survived by her sons, Joseph M. Urban and his wife Donna of Moriah, David P. Urban of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and sister-in-law Grace French of Witherbee. She has three grandchildren, David J. Urban and his fiancee Jennifer Lindstrom of Coxsackie, Anne M. Urban of Saratoga, and Joseph A. Urban of Moriah, along with three great-grandchildren (Alexis, Jordan, and Brayson).
Her family and friends were what she treasured the most. She will be remembered for her ever-present smile, generous heart, and kind soul.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Harland's Funeral Home, 4279 S. Main St., Port Henry, NY 12074. 518-546-7033
A Catholic funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at All Saints Church in Mineville, N.Y. Interment in the Moriah Catholic Community Cemetery will be in the spring.
In lieu of gifts, the family has requested donations to the Alzheimer's Association-Northeastern New York Chapter in her name.
Published on February 10, 2020


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Juanita Napper and Wayne
Feb 13, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was a very sweet lady and we enjoyed our occasional visits with her.