Family Login:

Joyce McQuaide Barr
  • Contributions may be made to
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
    1028 Benton Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Share This Obituary

Send Flowers
 Send Flowers

Memories & Candles

“On behalf of my mother Shirley Martin and my son Caine, we are keeping our your family in our thoughts. Our visit to the family reunion so long ago,...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Tamera Martin - OR - Family

“Love & Prayers ~Michael & Devon [via proxy] ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Michael D. Carrico - OR

“I am truly honored and blessed to have met and cared for Joyce. Her exuberant love of life and family and her grace in the face of hardship have been...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Aubrie Pecore - Mt. Lebanon, PA

4 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Willis - Nutterfort, WV

“One miraculous woman that will be soo missed!! I hope her close to my heart!She has touched many lives and many different way!Love you momma Barr ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia E Runte - Melbourne, FL

“To the Barr Family, Heaven has definitely gained a wonderful angel. Your mom and dad are two of my favorite memories from Cherrydell Drive. You will...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“To all of the Barr Family, you have our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a genuine lady with a love of her family and, of...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“You have our deepest sympathies. We pray in your behalf, and we look forward to the day when we will welcome back our loved ones on a Paradise earth....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathie - may your lovely Mom rest in peace !You and all your family have lost a 'treasure' but not her spirit ... May memories live on FOREVER for...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Fairchild - Jupiter, FL

“Jim, Mare, Kate, Patti and Maureen. Your Mom was such a wonderful woman. Aunt Joyce had the most magnificent aura about her. I cherish every...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph McQuaide - Dallas, TX

“Maureen - thinking of you and your family.Cindy SmithW&J College ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Joyce's family and friendswhat a huge loss to this world that she is gone from us but she truly will live on...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Maureen Gregg Kroll - Fairfax, CA

“Godspeed dear Great Aunt Joyce heaven truly gained an Angel sending my love and prayers to all of your family and friends ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dana Marinelli - WA - Family

“I will always remember your mom for her clear view of God and life. She is a treasure that I will keep forever. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Claire Dusak

“Words helps us to expressed how we feel.May these words we say to you ,lighten the sadness and bring a ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

Of Mt. Lebanon (formerly of Scott Township), peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a long life dedicated to her family and her strong Catholic faith, on Sunday, February 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Theodore Barr, Sr.; and loving son, Francis Barr. Joyce was the seventh, and last surviving of nine children of Franklin and Eleanor Joyce McQuaide. She is survived by her children James (Carilyn) Barr, Jr. of Brandon, FL, Mare (Richard Ohl) Barr, Kathleen (Bill Scanlon) Barr, Patricia (Pete) Kulzer, and Maureen (Glenn) Valentine, all of Pittsburgh, PA. Cherished gram of Jacqueline (Ronan) Carroll, Michael Barr, Tara (Michael) Downs, Marissa (Michael Seamans) Barr-Hartman, Sean (Ashlee Kelly) Valentine, Meghan, Anna and Nora Kulzer; proud great-grandma of Chloe Barr, Eoin Carrol, Evelyn Furrick and Josie Hartman; loving step-grandma of Adam (Beth) Hartman, Leese Jameson, Jennifer and Kevin Scanlon. She is loved by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. As matriarch, her wisdom and brilliance guided generations of the family of which she was so very proud. Raised on Mt. Washington, and a graduate of St. Mary of the Mount, Joyce was an avid reader whose amazing stories of family and Pittsburgh history will never be forgotten. Her devout Catholic faith led her to work as the secretary of SS. Simon & Jude Church and to be an integral member of both SS Simon & Jude and St. Bernards parishes. A special thanks to her neighbors on Cherrydell Drive, 900 Washington Road, great-niece and caregiver, Chelsea Hammond; caregivers, Aubrey and Mary Ann, who helped her to maintain her fierce independence. Our thanks to the staff and hospice care unit at St. Clair Hospital. Joyce never had a bad thing to say about anyone and was the kindest woman we have ever known. She left this world a better place, and we are all blessed for having had her in our lifes.