Barbara Lynne Ciaramitaro entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah L. Lowe and her father, Nathaniel L. Clark, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Nathan Clark III, her sisters Cathy Rywelski (Scott), Debbie Cepeda, and Priscilla Gadsden. She is also survived by her daughter, Kristi Hiott, and her grandchildren, Kaiden Hiott and Bristol Collier, and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was an amazing woman, Mom, Mimi, aunt, sister, and friend. Everyone loved Barbara because she was funny, warm, welcoming, loving, caring, and everyone was family to her no matter who they were. She was the kind of person who could cheer anyone up, who loved to have a good time, who loved to indulge, and wanted to enjoy life with the people she loved most. She was also a person who had the respect of everyone who knew her, was honest, hard working, and was truly a woman of class and substance. She was always doing for others and was the most giving person. She had a heart of gold.
She loved her daughter and grandchildren fiercely, and always spent as much time as she could with them and spoiled her "babies" with love, gifts, time and laughter. She was truly a remarkable woman and will be dearly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.
"Peace, my heart, let the rime for the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding
of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like
the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and
say your last words in silence.
I bow to you and hold my lamp to light your way."
If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
By David Romano
If tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes are all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
Than an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand, and said my place was ready,
In heaven far above, And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away
A tear fell from my eye. For all my life, I’ve always though,
I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For Emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne,
He said “This is eternity, And all I’ve promised you.” Today your life on earth is past
But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way, There’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things, You knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven. And now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand, And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow stars without me. Don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.