Denise Barbieri

Denise Renee Barbieri, 64, passed away peacefully from natural causes on January 11, 2020. 

Denise was born on July 24, 1955 to Nello and Shirley Barbieri. Denise was our Pride and Joy, teaching all around her to hug, and she clapped her hands often to show how happy she was, she had a infectious giggle.  Denise was very active in special Olympics, she loved swimming, boating, snowmobiling, bowling, square dancing and loved her roller coasters. 

Those who are left to cherish this wonderful Spirit include her mother Shirley Barbieri, Father Nello Barbieri, her sister Cheryl Barbieri-Taylor (Keith), Renda Barbieri-Snyder (John), her special Niece Kali Disney, Cousin Christy Joe Barbieri-White.  She was proceeded in death by her grandparents Nello Sr. and Gwendolyn Barbieri, and Gertrude & John Sphan. 

Our entire family wanted to thank Denise’s(case mgr) Janell Head from Link Assoc. In making her life so special. Mainstream case mgrs. And all her wonderful Doctor’s from Mercy, Nurse’s, Aide’s from Polk City Nursing home throughout her journey.  

A private funeral with family took place at the Merle Hay Chapel Hill.The family asks that contributions be made in Denise’s name to The Variety The Childrens Charity (Des Moines) or Iowa special Olympics or Animal Rescue League (Des Moines). 


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