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HESSEL, Barbara T. (Ockerman)

HESSEL, Barbara T. (Ockerman)

HESSEL - Barbara T. (nee Ockerman) Of Rochester, NY on April 7, 2016 at age 67 after a brief and brave battle with cancer. Barbara died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family, with her husband of 45 years and children at her side. Barbara taught Nursery School for almost 35 years in Brighton, having touched countless lives with her passion and patience. Barb enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, sewing and quilting masterpieces, camping, cooking and relaxing at "the cabin". Predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Cora Ockerman; brother, Donald Ockerman. She is survived by her husband, William; son, Brian (Michelle) Hessel; daughter, Cheryl (Chris) Arnold; grandchildren, Ariel Franklin, Felicia Fenner, Brooke Hessel, Etta and Corinne Arnold; brother, David (Susan) Ockerman; nieces and nephews. Please join us for a celebratory gathering on Saturday, April 16 (3-5 PM) to honor Barb at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall), 1200 S.Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Twelve Corners Nursery School 1200 South Winton Rd., Rochester NY 14618. To share a memory of Barb or send condolence to the family visit

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