Barbara Ann Reibling

Barbara Reibling of Greenport peacefully passed away at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue, N.Y. on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was 73 years old.

Born on November 13, 1944 to Genevieve (Smercak) and Charles Dietrich in North Tarrytown, N.Y. Barbara was a graduate of Northern Westchester Community College, where she earned an associate degree.

Barbara married the love of her life and best friend, Albert W. Reibling Jr., on October 20, 1963. Together for 55 years, they made their home and family in Yorktown Heights, and Greenport, N.Y. They now reside in Simsbury, Conn., as well as Greenport, N.Y.  After raising her family and running her own small businesses, she worked for Merrill Lynch and had a long successful career at IBM.

Barbara was a wine and crossword puzzle lover. Cooking was her greatest passion, and she was an accomplished chef. When not in the kitchen and entertaining family and friends, Barbara enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends. She loved the Peconic Bay and the North Fork region. Since the mid-1960s, she and her family spent as much time as possible at their dream house in Greenport, NY.

Barbara is survived by her husband Albert; her sister Kathy Mitchell of Tannersville, N.Y.; her daughter, Carolyn Bligh, and her husband Jeannot of Simsbury, Conn.; her son, Rusty, and his wife Michele of South Carolina; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southhold, NY. Graveside services will follow at Sterling Cemetery in Greenport, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Peter J. Kelley.

Arrangements were in the care of DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold.

This is a paid notice.

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