Barbara Ann Scafuro

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Barbara Ann
Scafuro passed away on October 29, 2020 at age 91 at Brookdale Senior Care in
Dublin, PA, her most recent residence.  Barbara
and her family were extremely grateful for the care and attention that she
received while at Brookdale.  Barbara was
the wife of Angelo Scafuro and they were married for 44 years until he passed
away in 1996.  She was the oldest child
of Henry Elsworth Purdy and Lillian Ann Purdy and she is survived by her
sister, Carol Fugate (Bill).  Other
survivors include Barbara and Angelo’s children: Linda Bevilacqua (Jean Jacques)
of Palmyra, Virginia, Frank Scafuro (Dale) of New Britain, Pennsylvania, and
Lisa Scafuro of New York City. Barbara was the Nana (or Nanny) to the following
grandchildren: Alyssa, Gretchen, Kimberly, Lillian, Elizabeth, and Samantha and
she was the great grandmother (Old Nanny) of Emma, Burton, and Hudson. Barbara
has many surviving nieces and nephews.

Barbara lived
nearly her whole life in Saddle River, NJ. 
In the early 1960’s, she and Angelo established what would become a 40+
year family enterprise, Camp Scuffy, a day camp for children located in
Rockland County, NY.  Running the camp
was Barbara’s life-long joy and she would not have described it as a
“business.”  She especially enjoyed
teaching tennis to the children and was proud when former campers came back to
enroll their own children when they became parents themselves.  Having her grandchildren attend Camp Scuffy
was an added bonus. When Barbara sold the camp property, she stipulated that it
continue to be operated as a park or a day camp for children, rather than create
yet another housing development.

Barbara loved to
garden and she was a voracious reader, devouring everything from best sellers to
historical fiction and the classics. She and Angelo frequently attended Broadway
shows and the seasonal nature of the camp business allowed them to travel to
such far-away places as Italy, Hawaii, and Sanibel Island. Barbara’s favorite
vacation spot was probably the Jersey Shore, though.  Barbara was an excellent cook but her
favorite treat was eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries
while watching her Yankees beat the Red Sox on TV.   A natural athlete, Barbara taught herself to
ski and to play competitive tennis.  Into
her 80’s she still enjoyed swimming laps at the pool and she always prided
herself on her good health. 

Due to the
current pandemic, Barbara’s family recently held a small graveside service at
Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ.  In lieu
of flowers, the family asks you to make a contribution to the Camp Scuffy
Scholarship Fund in Barbara’s name at: Town of Ramapo, Finance Department, 237
Route 59, Suffern, NY 1091.

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