Abigail “Abbie” Rose LaBarbera age 17 of Canonsburg passed away at 7:15 pm Monday May 11, 2020 in UPMC Childrens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA with her devoted family by her side. She was born May 14, 2002 at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh a daughter of Jennifer Polly (Louis Kun) of Canonsburg and Mark LaBarbera (Jennifer Chapman) of Penn Hills. Abbie was a 2020 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Meadowlands. She enjoyed music, animals and especially time spent with her cousins. Abbie shared her life with many, despite having battled EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) all her 17 years of life. Her constant seeking of joy in family, friends, nature, reading and dancing kept her spirit alive. She stayed determined to live in this life day after day, through pain and setbacks with laughter. Left behind to cherish her memory, in addition to her parents are her sister Haylee LaBarbera of Canonsburg, her brother Andrew “A.J.” (Perlita) LaBarbera of Denver, CO, her maternal grandparents James and Patricia (Tomsic) Polly of Houston , her paternal grandparents Salvatore and Katheryn (Felter) LaBarbera of Penn Hills and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and family are welcome from 2 until 8 pm Friday May 15, 2020 (due to the yellow status imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic a 25 person limit, with everyone present wearing masks will be strictly followed) in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. A private blessing service will be held at 10 am Saturday May 16, 2020. Private interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. For those unable to attend the service it will be broadcast live at 10 am on the funeral home website www.salandrafunerals.com, with directions on the home page of the website for viewing. Memorial contributions in Abbie’s name may be made to DEBRA 75 Broad Street Suite 300 New York, New York 10004 (www.debra.org/ways-give/memorial-or-tribute), or to Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (www.givetochildrens.org/ways-to-give/tribute-giving).
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