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Barbara A. Cary

October 25, 1981 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Barbara Cary Obituary

Barbara A. Cary, 42, of Potsdam passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at the North Country Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Massena.

Barbara or Barbie, as she was known growing up, was born October 25, 1981 in Potsdam, the daughter of Geoffrey Cary and Cathy Mallette. Barbara played Varsity Football her senior year at Potsdam High School and was a 1999 graduate and went on to attend SUNY Canton. Barbara worked in various retail establishments over the years before becoming ill.

On October 2, 2010, she married Michael Steenberg at the Potsdam United Methodist Church, the couple was separated.  She enjoyed fishing, ice skating and loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Barbara is survived by her mother, Cathy (Barry) Orologio, siblings, Jessica Mallette, Geoffrey Cary Jr., Melissa Orologio (Brandon Terrance), Melinda Orologio and Ashley (Joshua) Forbes, her step-mother Linda Cary, paternal grandmother Joan Cary and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barbara was predeceased by her father Geoffrey Cary, brother, Jason Cary, paternal grandfather George Cary and maternal grandparents Richard and June Mallette.

There will be a calling hour on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial in the Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam will follow.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Potsdam Animal Shelter, 17 Madrid Ave; Potsdam, New York 13676.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at Arrangements for Barbara A. Cary are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.

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December 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Leary Funeral Service
5821 US Highway 11
Canton, NY 13617

Funeral Service
December 14, 2023

11:00 AM
O'Leary Funeral Service
5821 US Highway 11
Canton, NY 13617


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17 Madrid Avenue, Potsdam NY 13676


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