Barbara Poyfair

Barbara Ann Poyfair

November 9, 1932 - October 21, 2017

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Barbara Ann Poyfair

Barbara Ann (DeFlippo) Poyfair entered into rest on October 21, 2017. Born on November 9, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Dominck and Barbara (Camarre) DeFlippo. A lifelong resident of Lockport where she grew up in the West End assisting with the Family Restaurant. Barbara was a Secretary for Lathan, Lumsden & McCormick Accounting Firm, formerly O'Conner - Cornelle Accounting, for over 40 years.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy and the St. Joseph's Business School. She was a member of the Secretaries association, was active with the Eagles Club and Agitators Group, was an avid Bowler along with her Husband Chuck and after retirement enjoyed many winters in Largo, FL. Charles her husband of 44 years predeceased her on July 27, 2003.

She is the beloved mother of Judith Ann (James Schaich) Kelley. Cherished grandmother of Kathleen (Michael) Bermel, Martin (Rachel) Kelley. Great-Grandmother of Alyssa and Dylan Braun, Caitlin, Madelyn and Gabriel Kelley. Dear sister of Florence Millison, Gerald (late Joan) DeFlippo, Constance (late Donald, Sr.) Pahl and Donna (Gloria) DeFlippo. Sister-in-law of Bodgie (late John) Lacey and the late John Poyfair and Thomas and Ruth Poyfair. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Wednesday at the Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, where prayers will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. Memorials Niagara Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be offered below.


  1. Wendy Wutz on October 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Martin, Rachel, Caitlin, Madelyn, Gabe and Family,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your Grandma. She sounded like an amazing woman! Don’t ever let go of those wonderful memories you shared with her. A part of her will always be with you for the rest of your lives. XO❤️

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