Barbara was born on November 28, 1951 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She graduated from Piscataway High School. She worked as a Printer Operator at American National Can until its closure.
She was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Dunellen. Barbara enjoyed watching football and was an avid Miami Dolphin fan.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Kooklin and her father Mike Kooklin.
Barbara is survived by her wife of 33 years, Anne North; her brother Mike Kooklin, nephew David Thomas (Lisa), niece Kristin Hyland (Dan), brother-in-law Jerry North (Anne), brother-in-law Joe North (Megan), sister-in-law Beth Pergolini (Gary), sister-in-law Missy Rosiak (Kevin), sister-in-law Rose Roberts (Steve), sister-in-law Patty Wenzel (Timmy), sister-in-law Cathy Rudawski (Joe) and brother-in-law Michael North (Jackie), also surviving at 22 more nieces and nephews and 9 great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, it was Barbara’s request that you please go out with family and friends and support your local businesses as she always did.
Due to the present status of the pandemic, the repass will be postponed until the summer when we can gather together outside in nicer weather and celebrate Barbara’s life.
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