Barbara Dade

Barbara M. Dade, 81, of Cold Spring died from her battle with mold poisoning Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Dade was the former children’s librarian at the Butterfield Library.

Born in Cold Spring on Feb. 18, 1932, she was the daughter or Robert Mooney (mayor of Cold Spring during World War II) and Marguerite (Seeley) Mooney. She was married. Her oldest son, James L. Dade II, died 2009 in Tanzania leaving a wife and son. The youngest son, Andrew P. Dade, remains at home alone with Barbara’s companion, Bob Petrucelli.

Dade loved going to drag races, helping Petrucelli to show his record-holding racecar and Civil War shows. Petrucelli is an antique dealer specializing in Civil War items, and Dade was working on a book about John S. Mosby.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine Streets, Cold Spring, from 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be held at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Cleary officiating.


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