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Jeanette L. Barbacovi


January 23, 2016

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Jeanette L. Barbacovi, 43, of West Francis Street, Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly due to medical complications on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Ironwood.

She was born Jan. 30, 1972, in Skokie, Ill., daughter of John W. and Judith (Barringer) Barbacovi Sr. Jeannette attended Bessemer schools and graduated from the A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer with the class of 1990. She also attended Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, where she received an associate degree in business in 2002.

Jeanette was employed at various businesses in the area which included Dr. Stanley Gresham, the Ojibway Correctional Facility, the Grand View Hospital and Grand View Clinic. When Jeanette was young she enjoyed three-wheeling and being at the hunting camp and spending time with friends and family. She loved animals. Jeanette was obsessed with scary movies, especially Michael Myers and the Halloween series. She was a member of a Halloween online club and her favorite colors were orange and black.

She is survived by her daughter, Payton Rye, of Ironwood; her father and step-mother, John W. (Sandy) Barbacovi Sr., of Ironwood; her mother, Judith Barbacovi, of Bessemer; a brother, John W. (Rose) Barbacovi Jr., of Ironwood; and step-brothers, Eric Fitting, of Ironwood, and Ross (Margaret) Fitting, of Reston, Va. Also surviving is her paternal grandfather, William F. Barbacovi, of Bessemer; nephews, Gage and Kyler Barbacovi; niece, Brooklyn Barbacovi; a special cousin, Stephanie Dayton, and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Marie Barbacovi; maternal grandparents, Syndney and Mary Barringer; and a special cousin, Billy Barbacovi.

A memorial service will be held at the Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home, 304 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. Rev. Jean B. Rencontre will officiate. Jeanette's family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday. A luncheon will follow at noon at the Ironwood Township Hall.

Range Funeral Service and Crematory and the Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home of Bessemer is in charge of arrangements. To view this obituary on line, please visit us at


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