Barbara A. Miguel
Barbara Ann (Lawton) Miguel 51, of Harper Avenue in Cranston passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital after battling cancer for 14 years. She was employed at the Rhode Island Blood Center for 27 years. Barbara was the wife of Manny Miguel for 23 years. She was born on September 21, 1964 in Providence to parents Robert P. and Barbara (Cohen) Lawton. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Cranston. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by children Melonie DiMartino, Alexander and Alyssa Miguel, brother Paul Lawton, sister Beth Sailer, lifelong best friend Robin Larocque, and grandson Santiago DiMartino. Barbara spent a lot of her life on the softball field as both a player and a coach for Edgewood Girls’ Softball League. Barbara was an avid golfer and loved spending time outside camping. She had a passion for cooking, baking, and sewing and loved to vacation at Disney World with her family. Barbara's funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 7th at 10:00am in the Church of the Ascension 390 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02884 or Hope Hospice 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.
Sandra DeFrias and Family - 06/05/2016
I am so sorry for the loss of Barbara. She was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be greatly missed.
Christopher Jones and Paul Roske - 06/05/2016
With our deepest sympathies.
May you rest in Elightenment Barbara.
Tina Copley - 06/05/2016
I am so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. My prayers of comfort and hopes of cherished memories help you and are with you during your time of loss. I am so very sorry!
Sherry Campbell & Family - 06/05/2016
We are so sorry for your incredible loss. Barbara was such a kind, caring and inspiring friend, I know she touched the lives of so many with her courageous heart. She will be sorely missed. Hugs to you all and praying her loving memories take away some of your pain.
Paula Haidar - 06/05/2016
No words can express or explain your loss. Just know that prayers are with you and family
Janet perry - 06/05/2016
Manny and family, very sorry for your loss. My prays are with you.
David Sivo - 06/05/2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was wonderful lady and I enjoyed our times on the softball. I would love talking and joking with her. I am blessed to have known her. Barbara will be dearly missed. My prayers are with her family.
Sandra and John Iozzi - 06/05/2016
Beth and family, We are so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. God Bless you and your family.
Barbara & Robert Lawton - 06/05/2016
the passing of our beautiful daughter has left a void in our life she was the mother of 3 young adult children and grandma to Santi a devoted wife,mother, daughter and sister she will forever be remembered for her strength and courage in her battle against a horrible disease
Beth, my heart breaks for family. She was a special person. Too young to be taken from her family. My prayers are with you and your family.
Kelly & Lorie - 06/05/2016
Our thoughts and prayers to the Miguel and Lawton families! We are heartbroken to hear of your loss! I am blessed to call Barbara my teammate, coach, and friend!! Rest in Paradise my friend!
Susan Hughes - 06/05/2016
God bless you all at the heartbreak. She was loved by all.
Victoria Sailer - 06/05/2016
My deepest sympathy to your family. My prayers are with you.
Gervais Family - 06/05/2016
To the Miguel family... we are all saddened and sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are always with you. Alex is one of my best friends, and he will always have our never ending support!
Sandy Miguel - 06/05/2016
Manny, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Barbara Martino - 06/05/2016
Dear Manny and Family ,
My deepest sympathy to all of you . I have fond memories of Barbara as that of a wonderfully smart and
loyally dedicated employee . She was a sweetheart . My
prayers are with you all .
Joanne & Tom Tranghese - 06/05/2016
Manny, Melonie, Alexander and Alyssa, please accept our condolences. We always enjoyed Barbara's steadfast spirit and positive outlook. She will be missed.
Joanne & Tom Tranghese
Barbara Fletcher - 06/05/2016
Manny and Melanie...I am o saddened for your loss....take your to heal. I
t is a process. My heartfelt condolences to all of you!
Arleen and Hank Latek - 06/05/2016
Bob and Barbara and family: We are so sorry of the passing of Barbara. Our love and thoughts are with you and the family. She will be with Auntie Florence and others
Arleen and Hank Latek
Diane Sherman Colerick - 06/05/2016
My condolences on Barbara's passing. We were classmates at East and I have fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.
Elizabeth Brard Berland - 06/05/2016
Keeping Barbara in our hearts and memories
Glenn and Susan Halvarson - 06/05/2016
May his grace and love forever shine upon you and your family.
Howard w. Strong - 06/05/2016
Sorry for your loss
Jenn Polak - 06/05/2016
My deepest sympathies. She was an amazing person who touched many lives
Debby Borg - 06/05/2016
Barbara, Robert, Manny, Beth, Robin and the entire Lawton and Miguel Famil. My deepest sympathies and love to you all. I am so sorry for the passing of Barbara, she will be sorely missed. Words can never express your loss or ease your pain. She was an amazing, loving and very strong woman. I will always remember her from college, she taught me how to play Spades. May God hold you in His loving arms and help you through this difficult time. You will all be in my prayers.
Bob and Shirley Allaire - 06/05/2016
Barbara was always one of my special Red Devil base ball player.Played each game to the fullest as she fought 12 yrs of cancer.Our deepest sympathies God Blessing to mom and dad and family
Rae (St.Onge)Beland - 06/06/2016
Manny so sorry for you and your family's loss . On behalf of my family and my cousins Michael and Rick
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you , your family and the Lawtons .. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time .
Chris Dias and Family - 06/06/2016
In Christ's loving arms, there is enough strength to carry you, grace to keep you strong, and more than enough love to carry you through this time. I am so sorry for your loss
Kathie Manchester - 06/06/2016
For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom infer. But she was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know she is watching us from there, bestowing her beautiful smile upon us. May her soul rest in peace.
My heart goes out to your family. My condolences and prayers are with you.
Kim Pereira - 06/06/2016
To the entire Miguel family. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Sending prayers to you all.
Loretta Kennedy - 06/06/2016
Manny I am so sorry...first your brother, then your wife. God will give you strength to get through this.My prayers are with you.God bless you.
Morgan Pacheco & Family - 06/06/2016
Coach Manny & Family
So sorry for your loss.. My family & myself will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead.....
Charlene and Elliott Hoffman - 06/06/2016
I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I worked with her for over 25 years, and she was an intelligent, kind, thoughtful and cheerful person who fought bravely these last years. My thoughts and prayers extend to the entire family.
Cheryl Jalette - 06/06/2016
The world just got a little bit darker with the loss of Barbara. My most sincere sympathies to all who have lost her bright kind loving personality. It saddens me to know that I will never enjoy even a moment with her except those I shall hold dearl in my memories. My thoughts are with you Manny, Melonie, Alexander ans Alyssa, as well as all of her loved ones. Rest in peace Barbara.
Jenn Kapral and Family - 06/06/2016
Manny, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Lisa Weldon-Martin - 06/06/2016
The world lost a brave, wonderful, beautiful person. Barbara was a person who left her family and friends with precious memories. May those memories help those closest to Barbara get through life without her physical presence. I know she is already organizing a softball game in heaven. God Bless you Martin and PA Lawton, Beth, Paul, Robin, Manny, Melanie, Alex and Alyssa. May she rest in peace.
Al Corrente and Joyce Smith - 06/06/2016
Our deepest sympathies to Barbara's family. Barbara and her never ending smile will be missed but never forgotten.
Norman & Sue Lavallee - 06/06/2016
To all the Miguel & Lawton families:
We send our deepest sympathy and prayers during this most difficult time for your families! May Barbara rest in eternal peace and may the love of your families be a comfort and a beautiful memory of Barbara. ❤️🙏🏼✌️
Mari-Anne Bovill Sprague - 06/06/2016
I was saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a high school classmate of mine as well as a fellow softball player. She always made me laugh. Sending love and prayers to Barbara's family and friends and may she rest in heavenly peace.
RICH & MARIE HEROUX - 06/06/2016
The message of your passing has saddened our hearts. Although our relationship has always been from afar, we knew that your heart was jam full of love for your family. You were so beautiful, a true picture of solidarity without fanfare or remorse. We share our sorrow with those who knew you and felt your pain as you fought through your illness. Your strength has increased our devotion to your cause. We will miss you. We will continue to pray that Almighty God will welcome you in His eternal kingdom.
The FItzgerald family - 06/06/2016
To the girl with the beautiful smile and a kind heart, one of the kindest people I'VE EVER KNOWN, you will be dearly missed. My heart and prayers go out to your family.
Sandra and Logan Barnes - 06/06/2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of tremendous loss in your lives. May God bless all of you.
Ray & Jeannette Mitchell - 06/06/2016
To the Miguel & Lawton families our deepest sympathies on the passing of Barbara.
Sandy Carocci Tehan - 06/06/2016
Manny and family
Please accept my deepest sympathy at your loss. Barbara was always so special to me. She was wonderful to work with and a wonderful friend. My prayer for her is to rest after her long difficult journey and for you to find peace knowing that.
James and Priscilla Lawton - 06/06/2016
To the Miguel and Lawton Families- We remember the beauty of life and family at this time of sorrow. May Barbara Ann live in honored memory and rest in peace.
Lance Soderman - 06/07/2016
Manny and family - The Soderman's sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone, from your words I know Barbara never stopped battling Cancer. We pray for you and your family to find peace in a difficult time.
Susan LePage - 06/07/2016
My sincere condolences to the Miguel Family on the loss of their beautiful Wife♥Mom♥Grammy. I have very fond memories of Barbara which I will treasure forever. May Barbara now rest in peace.
Debbie Barber - 06/07/2016
My deepest sympathy and love to all of Barbara's family. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, quick laugh and enormous love for her family. May Gods loving arms hold you through this very difficult time and may your memories help to give you peace
Melissa S. Ybarra - 06/07/2016
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Manny. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Christine Pothier - 06/08/2016
The loss of a loved one is one of life's most difficult crosses to bear. Although she is no longer with you in body, she will forever be with you in memory. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the Miquel Family.
Charlie Elder - 06/08/2016
It's difficult to reconcile the loss of someone so uniquely special. Barbara gave of herself unselfishly in many ways, and was in turn loved and respected by all who had the good fortune to know her. She ultimately faced her death with characteristic courage and dignity.
Arthur Pirrone - 06/09/2016
Peggy and I send our deepest Sympathy.
May she rest in peace.
James & Teri Boone - 06/14/2016
Manny and family - our hearts ache with yours over the loss of Barbara. Our prayers are with you as you navigate this difficult road. Remember all the sweet memories and cherish them as you take one day at a time. May God surround you with the peace that passes all understanding.