Barbara Ann D'Orazio
Barbara Ann (McCaffery) D'Orazio, 89, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Homeland Center in Harrisburg.
She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Danville, a daughter of the late Mary (Schott) and Hugh McCaffery.

Formerly of Danville and recently from Orangeville, "Barbs" attended Danville Area High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Lancaster.
She worked as a registered Nurse in the OB/GYN Department at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for the entirety of her 40-year nursing career.
Barbara enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Florida, was a voracious reader, a great cook, and enjoyed crafts and knitting.

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, John D'Orazio; one son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Pamela D'Orazio of Orangeville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jane Whitney of Harrisburg, Ann and Robert Simko of Bloomsburg, and Beth and Michael McGill of Delaware; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight older siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Joseph Church, 68 Center St., Danville. A viewing will be held in St. Huberts Chapel (located in the annex of St. Joseph Church) from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.

The family will provide flowers. They ask that memorial contributions be made to "Obstetrics at Geisinger Medical Center" by making checks payable to "GHF, M 25-76," 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or online at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home Inc. Please share memories of Barbara and messages of support for the D'Orazio family at
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Steve Hemperly and your CTO team!
Feb 20, 2020
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Barbara Ann D'Orazio by Steve Hemperly and your CTO team!.  Send flowers
Feb 20, 2020
Sending love and prayers to your family.
Lynette Boudman
Feb 19, 2020
Good memories of working with Barb at Geisinger. A fellow St Joseph RN grad but separated by about 10 years.
Feb 19, 2020
Fond memories of our first encounter as friends on the bus at Danville and the many fun times after that. Happy times and memories.

Nancy Kwiatkowski McCormick
Feb 18, 2020
Barb also will hold a special place in my heart. I loved working with her! She taught me how to be a great OB nurse. Her feisty spirit will forever be one of my favorite memories. Heaven has certainly gained a beautiful spirit . Fly high Barb😢😘
Debbie Poplawsky
Feb 18, 2020
Barb was a fantastic nurse,teacher, and friend. She will always have a special place in my heart
Debbie Poplawsky
Feb 18, 2020
Barb was one my favorite nurses. She had a special way of teaching us,as residents, that was kind and respectful. I loved her her as a friend as well.

Barb will always hold a special place in my heart.
Sandy Camarote
Feb 18, 2020
To Beth, Mike and Family,
Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May God bless!
Denise Foderaro
Feb 18, 2020
Hugs and special condolences to Uncle John and my cousins Jane, John, Annie and Beth. Aunt Barb was my role model! I loved that she was in the medical profession . She always told the best stories; and was always supportive and encouraging in my studies -at a time when women just didn’t go to college. Dear Aunt Barb will forever live in my heart. Kudos to my cousins and Unc John- you all took the best care of her when she needed you!
David and Tina Ackley
Feb 18, 2020
To all's Barb's family and friends,
We are so sad to hear about Barb's passing.
She was a kind and compassionate person. Barb helped so many parents just like us receive the greatest gift in the world. Back on June 30th,1993 our son was born and we are forever grateful that Barb was there with us. Please know that Barb's memory will forever be in our family's hearts. Tina Ackley
Tom and Linda Mottern
Feb 17, 2020
Sorry to hear of Aunt Barbs passing. Will always remember the Christmas parties a their home. Her smile and laughter. The joy that filled their home