Barbara A. Dare

August 8, 1945 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 75)


Barbara A. (Freeland) Dare, age 75 of Coatesville, PA (formally of Conshohocken) passed away peacefully on December 8th 2020 at the Newport Meadows Nursing Home in Christiana, Pa after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 


Barbara was born on August 8th, 1945 in Conshohocken to the late Walter E. Freeland and Anna Denno Olafsen. Barbara is survived by herbrothers Robert Freeland of Ohio, John Olafsen of North Wales, Harry Olafsen (Cathy) of West Norriton, and a sister Jane Freeland of Norristown. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Walter Freeland and her sister Peggy Freeland. 


She is survived by her children Barbara DeMedio(Joe), Irvin Westerfer Jr (Jackie), Anna Dare (Ralph), Dawn Dare, Robert Dare Jr (Cheryl), and Susan Dare. Barbara is also survived by her grandchildren Peter Westlove, Krystal Westlove, James Dare, Kirstin Westerfer, Carla DeMedio, Caitlin Westerfer, Kayla McClure (Kyle), Alexis Madonna, Jordin Kauffman (Ryan), Danielle Dare, Anthony Weidamoyer, and Robert Weidamoyerand her great grandchildren Krystieanna, Carley, Cameron, Breauna, Elizabeth, Riley, Jace, Cooper, Ella, and Levi.


Barbara will be remembered by her family and friends for her love for cooking, singing, and dancing. She worked as a bartender/cook in Conshohocken (Carol’s Lounge) for most of her life. Barbara had a passion and love for her grandchildren for whom she spent most of hertime. Barbara was always so kind and opened her home to anyone. Barbara had a huge heart, made everyone feel like family and was loved by so many.


Barbara will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 


“Life is a cabaret, old chum” 


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