Barbara Memola of Westhampton, formerly of Aquebogue, died on May 4, 2022 at Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She was 83 years old.

She was born on May 25, 1938 in Aquebogue to Leroy and Sophie (Fabrykewicz) Wells. She graduated from Mattituck High School in 1956.

She worked as a house cleaner on eastern Long Island. She volunteered at Weight Watchers. Her hobbies included making homemade chocolate at Christmas. She enjoyed hosting exchange students from Germany.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Joseph Ruthinowski in 1967 and Jack Memola in 2018. She is survived by her sons, Michael Wells of South Korea and John Ruthinowski of Virginia, by her brother Richard Wells of Greenport and by three grandchildren.

Cremation will be private. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations to Peconic Bay Medical Center Palliative Care Program would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home.

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