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Barbara Wiest

1930 - 2024


Barbara Wiest, age 93, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on March 2, 2024, with her family by her side. She was born to the late William and Mary Flynn on June 12, 1930, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Barbara graduated from Wappingers High School and Krissler Business Institute. She met her husband-to-be, Richard Wiest, at Krissler and married the love of her life in 1950. Barbara is survived by her daughter Marabeth Robinson and her spouse, Dr. Thomas Robinson, of Pleasant Valley. She is also survived by three grandchildren and their spouses: Dr. Allison Robinson and her husband Travis Rains; Brad Robinson and his wife Cathy; Elise (Robinson) Touma and her husband Christopher. She has been blessed with 8 great-grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband in 2003. Barbara was involved in real estate for almost 50 years, finally retiring in 2020. She and three women colleagues founded Awards Reality and ran a successful business for years, forging a path for many others desiring a career in real estate. Barbara was devoted and immensely proud of her daughter Marabeth and her family. She leaves them with precious memories of her complete and caring involvement in their lives. Many thanks to The Landing assisted living community for the past year of friendship and caring. The Landing and Hospice were an integral part of Barbara’s life during the last few months. Friends may call from 4PM to 8PM on Thursday March 7, 2024, at Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY, on Friday March 8 at 10AM. Interment will be in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, Mid Hudson Animal Aid or the Dutchess County SPCA


Thursday, March 7

4:00 - 8:00 PM

Delehanty Funeral Home

64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY


Friday, March 8

10:00 AM

St. Mary R.C. Church

11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY


Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY


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