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HUNTINGTON, W.VA. – Barbara Edith (Kissack) Delligatti passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 5, 2018, with her family at her side.

Barbara was born in Youngstown, on Sept. 10, 1953, to the late Audrey and Edward Kissack.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Dean Delligatti and her brother, Bradley Kissack.

Barbara grew up in Boardman, and graduated from Boardman High School in 1971, a band captain and majorette.

She married her high school sweetheart, Tom Delligatti in June of 1973. Their daughter Tara was born in 1979 in Salem, and in 1985 gave birth to twin sons, Dustin and Dean, in Sarasota, Fla. and became a Mimi in 2003 when grandson Gavin was born. Also, in 1985 Barbara began painting in oil but soon fell in love with watercolor, winning many awards over the years for her paintings.

She was the owner of The Upstairs Gallery in Ashland, Ky. and a displaying member at Tamarack in the Dickinson Fine Art Gallery, Beckley, W.Va. Barbara acted as the chairperson for the Huntington Museum of Art/TSAA art exhibitions for many years, directed the “Art in the Park” events in Ritter Park, served on the board for Tri-State Arts Association and was a member of the WV Watercolor Society. Barbara enjoyed teaching watercolor and held workshops at many locations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be remembered and loved by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Delligatti; daughter Tara Delligatti; son Dustin Delligatti; grandson Gavin Vaughn; sister Laura Whitman; brother Lawrence Kissack; mother-in-law Cora Delligatti; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at Chapman’s Mortuary in Huntington, W.Va. on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. for family and friends.

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Guestbook Entries

My deepest condolences

“Now is Barbara’s time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort her family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

 » KMB  on December 31, 2018

Love you πŸ’–πŸ˜­πŸ’–

“Barb you was a Beautiful Lady inside and out πŸ’– until we see each other again ..Love & Prayers for the Family πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ™”

 » Debbie Dorsey  on December 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Barbara

“Sending hugs and kisses from our heart to all of you. Barbara was wonderful and touched so many lives. She was a joy to be around and shared so much love to all. ”

 » Paul & Betty Rathbun on December 12, 2018


“My deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss..Class of 69”

 » Howard MOUNTS on December 12, 2018

So sorry

“Sorry for your loss of your dear loved one. Revelation 21;3,4 tells us pretty soon their will be no more pain sorrow tears or death. We all look forward to that time. Your family is in our prayers. Hope this message helps you to cope with the pain in the days weeks and months to come”

 » Shaemieika on December 12, 2018

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