Barbara E. McGuinness passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Baptist Health Center in Scotia, after a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Barbara was born in Plattsburgh, NY on February 21, 1926 to the late Whitford and Emily Dashiell. She moved to Schenectady, NY as a child and lived in the area the rest of her life. Barbara went to work at General Electric as a secretary, retiring in 1988 after 34 years of service. She later worked part time as a secretary for the Town of Malta Planning Board. She was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and the Saratoga Lions.
Barbara enjoyed reading, skating, downhill and cross country skiing, swimming, boating, walking and spending winters in Florida with her beloved husband George. She was a true lady with a great love for her family, friends, and pets.
She was predeceased by her brother Clayton Dashiell, her previous husband Allison Greene and her son Richard Paniccia. Barbara is survived by her husband of 26 years George McGuinness; her sisters Joyce Johnson of Sun City, AZ and Gayle Agbay of Royal Oaks, MI; her daughter Carole Bailiff of Charlton; stepdaughter Patricia Wyckoff (Rick) of Germantown, TN; granddaughter April Park (Jung) of Ballston Spa, grandsons Brian Paniccia (Millie) of Baltimore, MD and John Theuner (Heather) of Ballston Spa; stepgrandsons Barry Bailiff (Laurie) of Malta, and James Bailiff (Loretta) of Phoenix, AZ; eight great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend Jean Chartrand.
In keeping with Barbara’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9am Wednesday, December 7 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.