Barbara "Bobbie" Mariani
January 12, 1933 - January 26, 2018
Barbara “Bobbie” Mariani, age 85 of Augusta, entered into rest on January 26, 2018. Bobbie was born in Augusta on January 12, 1933 along with her twin sister, Betty. She and Betty were Jitterbug dancers and appeared once on the Arthur Murray Show. Bobbie along with Betty worked for over 10 years at the Firehouse BBQ restaurant. Bobbie was lovingly known as the “Feisty One”. She was also an avid bowler.
She is preceded in death by her parents James and Earnestine Kelligan; sister, Charlotte McCaslan; brother John Kelligan and grandson, Jamie Charbeneau. Survivors are daughters, Melinda (Tony) Corley, Augusta; Lynn Rowe, North Georgia; son, Tony (Terri) Rowe, Augusta; twin sister, Betty Collins, Augusta; sister, Mary (John) Easler, North Florida; brother, Doug (Mary) Kelligan, Hephzibah; grandchildren, John Dempsey, North Georgia; Lacie Roberson, North Georgia; April (Mike) Bell, Harlem; Nicki Rowe, Augusta; Barbara Rowe, Augusta; Ajen Rowe, Massachusetts; great grandchildren, Paige Dempsey, North Georgia; Ronnie “Tripp” Sterling, III, Harlem; Jamie Bell, Harlem; Wahya and Olivia Rowe both of Massachusetts.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until at the Corley Residence, 2337 New McDuffie Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to the American Heart Associaton online contributions may be made at www.donatenow.heart.org
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May the family have the comfort & tender mercy God promises to provide during our trials. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)J Williams - January 30 at 11:21 AM
I enjoyed the pics and life description.....made me feel like I'd met her, and wish that I had. Love the family and am so sorry for your loss. I know that your wonderful memories will heal the emptiness in time. Prayers and hugs for you all.Eva Brown - January 30 at 9:47 AM
Sorry for your loss, and prayers for all of the family.Janice & Ted Blake - January 29 at 7:37 AM
Saddened by the loss of my aunt Bobby. You will be missed. Prayers for comfort and Peace.Shelby Johnson - January 28 at 9:52 PM
So sorry for your loss prayers for the familyrufus barton - January 28 at 6:50 PM