Barbara J. (Belden) Lavin

Whitehall, New York – Barbara J. (Belden) Lavin, 82, of Death Rock Way in Whitehall, New York, passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2023. Barb was born on April 3, 1941, and married Owen Lavin on Dec. 27, 1958.

Barb will truly be missed by her friends and family. Everyone who knew Barb will remember her love for BINGO, especially with her friend Kay. She loved spending time out on her swing. She looked forward to family parties and visitors, like her friends Barb and Bill.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Owen Lavin, her brother Reginald Belden and sisters Linda Tanner and Ellen Currier.

Survivors include her sons Owen W. (Penny) Lavin, Richard M. (Beth) Lavin and John (Erin) Lavin; daughters Elizabeth (Rick) Therrien, Patricia (Chris) Gordon and Darcy Lavin; grandchildren Rickie (Amanda) Therrien, Amanda (Sarah) Therrien, Kayla Lavin, Leah (Jason) Hadeka, Holly Lavin, Connor McKee (Dakota), Jennifer (Eric) Pratt, Matthew (Chris) Lavin, Zachary (Charysse) Lavin, Christopher (Rosemary) Gordon Jr., Melissa Gordon, Tyler Lavin, Josiah Lavin, Kyle Lavin and Alice E. Lavin; and 19 great-grandchildren plus one on the way (Zaiden).

Barb is also survived by her sister Cheryl Robarge; brothers Donald Belden, David (Bernadette) Belden, Keith Belden, Bill (Kim) Belden, Francis Belden and Robert (Shirley) Belden; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say thank you to Skenesborough Rescue Squad for its help.

Contributions may be made in Barb’s name to Skenesborough Rescue Squad, 37 Skenesborough Dr., Whitehall, NY 12887.

At Barb’s request there will be no calling hours. There was a celebration of life at her home on Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m.

Barbara’s arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, New York.

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