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Barbara Collins Digwood

May 12, 1944 - December 7, 2023

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Barbara (Collins) Digwood, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Thursday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was 79 years young. On Aug. 12, 1989, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Digwood.
Born on May 12, 1944, Barbara was the daughter of the late Robert John and Margaret (Pechinak) Collins. She was raised by Isabelle Kresko, whom she considered a second mother. She was a graduate of Old Forge High School. She began raising her three daughters while also working at the former Irene D’s Dress Factory in Taylor. Later she worked in the kitchen of Revello’s Pizza in Old Forge for many years. She was a former member of the Stewart Memorial UMC in Old Forge and also attended Harrison Street UMC.
Barbara will be forever remembered in so many ways. Her kindness, selflessness and caring nature is unforgettable. She enjoyed baking, loved gardening and never met a cup of coffee she didn’t enjoy. Above all else came her family, especially her grandchildren who adored their “MeMe.” She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving family including her daughters, Marlene Digwood and companion, Lewis Peffer (Moosic); Jeanette Pikarski and husband, James (Lancaster); and Barbie Connors (Old Forge); four grandchildren, Vinny (and Tess) Sacchetti, Courtney Connors, Olivia and Nathan Pikarski; her first great-grandson on his way; siblings, Robert Collins (Old Forge), David Tarryn-Grae (Ángel) (Georgia), Beverly Pagnotti (Bob) (Duryea), Sharon DelGaudio McNulty (Kevin) (Old Forge), Marge Swanek (Dale) (Exeter), Liz Varela (Old Forge), Roberta Teixeira (Dennis) (Delaware); and many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding Barbara in death were a granddaughter, Megan Pikarski; and siblings, Edmund Bonewicz, Carol Spivey, Helen Marchese, Pat Kardos, Loretta Miekowski and Belle Slocum.
Funeral services to be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Shambora, pastor of the Stewart Memorial U.M. Church, are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Private burial, Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst Twp.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until services.