Barbara Ann Bull
May 26, 1934 – Sep 1, 2016
Barbara Ann Bianchi Bull
Barbara was born May 26, 1934, the second daughter of Louie and Angie Bianchi. She graduated from Cleveland High (Class of ’52) and attended UW, affiliating with Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Barb married Owen in 1955, and together they raised one daughter and 5 (count ‘em 5) sons. As a testament to their family closeness, all 6 children currently live within a 3-mile radius of each other. The family get-togethers are loud and eventful, and she absolutely loved the chaos.
Barbara became known as “Grandma B” to her 18 grandchildren; it was a title she wore with pride, and a role in which she excelled. She was well known for her slumber parties, and taught many of her grandkids how to play (and cheat at) poker, which she considered a valuable life skill.
As an added blessing to her already wonderful family, Barb became Great Grandma to 9 little ones, with one more on the way.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Owen, her parents, her special companion, Basil Gregores, as well many other close family members and friends. She leaves behind her children: Bonnie Radelich (Steve), Brad (Patty), Matt (Babe), Tony (Cindy), Joe (Tammy), John (Karen); grandchildren: Mario (Katie), Tony and Gina, Emily (Scott) and Alaina (Sarah), Michael (Chelain), Jason, and Travis, Rachel and Allie, Brian (Rachel), Jordan, Justin and Kaitlyn, Taylor, Sammy, Matthew and Kenzie; great grandchildren: Hailey, Charlie and Scarlet, Claire, Nora, and Oliver, Jack and Stella, and Owen; her sisters Louise and Carol, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mom, you showed us how to fully enjoy life and family. We couldn’t ask for a better gift.
Services for Barbara Ann Bianchi Bull
Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life
Thursday, September 8, 2016
11am @ St. Bernadette Church
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