Barbara M. Maffei, 42 S. Crescent Drive, Hermitage, formerly of Birchwood Drive, Transfer, passed away peacefully at 1:45 a.m. Sunday (4-2-06) in her residence of natural causes. She was 91.

Mrs. Maffei was born in Benwood, W.Va., the daughter of Peter and Mary Marjanovic Sabljak.

She worked as a cook for the former Mary’s Inn in Hermitage; and at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mrs. Maffei was a member of the Church of Notre Dame in Hermitage, where she volunteered with the church catering group.

She was a former member of the Transfer Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and was the first treasurer for the Patagonia Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

She enjoyed crocheting and the outdoors, especially tending to her flower gardens.

Her husband, Donald Maffei, whom she married Oct. 19, 1935, passed away Oct. 1, 1992.

Surviving are: a daughter, Elaine L. Maffei, with whom she lived; a son, Alfonso A. Maffei and his wife Loretta J. Maffei, Aurora, Ohio; three sisters, Anna Bokulich, Rochester Hill, Mich.; and Catherine Pietrzneak; and Helen Reck and her husband, Gordan, all Macomb County, Mich.; two grandsons, Donald M. Maffei, McLean, Va.; and Richard A. Maffei, Syracuse N.Y.; and three great-grandsons, A.J., Robby and Brian Maffei, of McLean.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Joanne Aber; and a sister Madeline Bokulich.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Notre Dame Church 2325 Highland Road Hermitage, 16148; or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Colonial Square, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Suite 2, Hermitage 16148.


Mrs. Donald (Barbara M.), 91, of 42 S. Crescent Drive, Hermitage, formerly of Birchwood Drive, Transfer.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today (4-3-06) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences to

Service: Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Tuesday (4-4-06) in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jeffery J. Noble, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment: St. Rose’s Cemetery, Hermitage.