Hopkinton - Mrs. Barbara M. Sochia, 84, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with the support and love of her family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Barbara was born on April 4, 1928 in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Frank and Melissa (Somers) Berdrow. Barbara moved to St. Regis Falls at a few months of age and attended school there as well. On May 18, 1946 she and James E. Sochia were married, he predeceased her. On April 27, 1973 she was united in marriage to Eli Robert Sochia.
Barbara was a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed a variety of needlecrafts, sewing, bird watching, gardening, and cooking. Mrs. Sochia perfected a potato salad that was requested and enjoyed at many family and social functions alike.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Regis Falls and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Eli, 5 daughters; Rosemary and Webster Brown of N.Lawrence, Patricia and Theodore Meyers of Juneau, AK., Sue and Roderick Yaddow of Dickinson Center, Robin and Michael Johnson of St. Regis Falls, and Cynthia and Steven Follett of Massena, 6 stepchildren; Gilbert and Calista Sochia of Potsdam, Wayne and Piper Sochia of Hopkinton, Sheila and David Gardner of Dekalb Junction, Kevin Sochia and Cindy of Potsdam, Loren Sochia of Potsdam, and Darcy and Kathy Sochia of Madrid, as well as 11 grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; the youngest of whom was born on December 23.
She is also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many, many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was the youngest of 10 children and was predeceased by her siblings. She was also predeceased by a daughter, stepson, step grandson, great granddaughter, and step great granddaughter.
Visitation will be Friday from 12-2 at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Barbara’s Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will commence upon conclusion of visitation at 2pm with Pastor Lee Sweeney officiating.
For those wishing to express an act of kindness, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s honor may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.hammillfh.com
Friday, June 24, 2016, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake