Barbara A Lenz

Born on March 9, 1940

Departed on June 14, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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LENZ, Barbara A. Savoie – Born in Cohoes, NY, the daughter of Leopold and Agnes Savoie both deceased. Barbara was a registered nurse in Saratoga for many years. In 2007, she and her husband, Joe, moved to Hendersonville, TN. They became parishioners of Our Lady of the Lake where she was President of the Olifantus Society and taught third grade CCD. The church community became her family. Mrs. Lenz was an avid reader and member of the Hendersonville Library Book Club. She enjoyed cross stitching. She celebrated 51 years of marriage with the love of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard. She is survived by her husband, Joe, of Hendersonville, TN; sons, David of Hendersonville, TN, Daniel Kim Bayport, Long Island, NY, Brian Della Irvington, NY, Steven Emma, Hendersonville, TN. Daughter Laura Bryan Gachowski, of Ballston Lake, NY; sisters, Carolyn Shudt Ed, Dianne Fecko Max; brothers, Paul Savoie Nancy, Vincent Savoie Tina of Gansevoort; 11 grandchildren who meant the world to her and many nieces, nephews, and many friends. "Grateful for the care of Dr. Williams' office and nurses and Sarah Canon and all of my dear friends." In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Lady of the Lake Building Fund or the American Cancer Society. Visitation for Mrs. Lenz will be at Hendersonville Funeral Home 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy. Hendersonville, TN on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Hendersonville, TN. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga, NY. 824-3855.

9 Comments to Barbara A Lenz

  1. Patricia says:

    Dear Joe,David, Laura, Danny, Brian and Steven,
    Our deepest sympathy during this most saddened time in your lives.
    Know that our prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time.
    May all the choirs of Angels come to Greet Barbara as she enters into paradise.She will have many jokes to share .The heavens will be roaring.
    She is with her Dad whom she loved so very much.She is at peace.
    The suffering is over as she did it in silence.She was a special friend.She leaves many wonderful memories.
    May she rest in peace.Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord.
    Lovingly in Christ,
    John and Pat Harrington

  2. Cathy Grasso Hoff says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. May all the good memories you have of her help you through the rough times.



  3. Cathy Washock says:

    Dear Uncle Joe, David, Danny, Laura, Bryan and Stephen,

    I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Barb’s passing. She was a very strong and loving woman. I will miss her smile and her hearty laugh. I will always think of her wearing her straw hat and dishing out her girdle buster. That was my favorite dessert as a kid. Now I understand why it’s called “girdle buster”. I’m sad she had to leave us all so early but she is now at peace. Just know, I care for all of you and I am deeply sorry for your loss. She truly was a wonderful woman. I will miss her.


    Cathy Savoie Washock

  4. Carli Surprenant says:

    I’ll miss so much my beloved second cousin!! I will miss you and your chocolate mice!!
    ~ your cousin carli

  5. Michele Savoie Budd says:

    Dear Uncle Joe, David, Danny, Laura, Brian and Steven,

    I was so very saddened to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing. Please know that you are all in my prayers at this very difficult time. I pray that happy memories surround you with love and peace. I was very blessed to not only have her as my aunt, but to also have her as my Godmother. I remember her to be a very kind, loving and strong person. I loved her girdlebuster dessert she used to make–she sure knew how to bake. I am so glad I was able to visit with her one last time at the family gathering at the camp she and Uncle Joe used to go to. It was a wonderful day filled with smiles and laughter–the way I would want to remember her. She is now in heaven with my dad and May other loved ones who have gone before us watching over us. She will be very missed by so many people who loved her so.
    With Love and Deepest Sympathy,

    Michele Savoie Budd

  6. Nora Jean & Michael Bendetti says:

    Joe, David, Brian, Steven, Laura and Danny –

    What a magnificent woman we all had in our lives….

    We know the love Barb/your mom held for each of you..The pride and joy she displayed when talking about each of you, and her grandchildren, those beautiful blue eyes always twinkled.

    Her wonderful sense of humor, incredible talent for creativity/ entertaining/decorating/cooking and always being positive -no matter what the cricumstnace are jsut some of the things that have impact our lives and we will never forget.

    “Moosehill” at Alpine Lake was the creation of no other than Barb/your mom.” Moosehill” has givien us and our families much joy/happiness than words can express. ……

    We believe, she was an angel in disguise.

    May your memories of all the wonderful time you shared bring you comfort, during this difficult time.

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Nora Jean and Michael Bendetti

  7. Katrina Gay says:

    Joe and family, my sympathies are with you. What an amazing woman, Barbara Lenz! She inspired me and others with the strength of her faith through her example as a Catholic and as a woman. Determined to create her own experience, she modeled the beauty of determination, fierce yet lovely femininity and friendship. She will be remembered fondly and will be truly missed. ~Katrina

  8. Carl Marzola says:

    Dear Joe and family

    I was saddened to hear about Barbara’s illness and passing.
    My memories of Barb have always been uplifting, as she always
    had a most gregarious personality with a positive attitude that
    attracted people to her.

    My prayers will be said for her and your family during this
    most difficult time. Always remember that one day, you’ll
    see your love again.

  9. Alisa Cagle says:

    I have this picture in my head of Mom as she would animatedly tell a story that she found particularly amusing; Hands flying to illustrate, the pause just before the punchline, the belly laugh….her attempts to teach me polish I would function well in Poland only if I need something to wipe my face and hands, or ever have a need to recite snippets of Shakespeare in a pinch……crazy dinners that lasted all night long yeah- how could I forget girdlebuster?! and game nights but I think my favorite memory of Mom is the first day we met, which is a story certain members of the family know well- the fact that she ever decided she liked me is closely akin to a miracle. She was a pill. A unique, fantastic, generous, opinionated, loving, larger than life pill and I loved her so very dearly- I will miss her terribly for the rest of my life. I love you, Mom. xoxo