Dyanne Barnes, Bel Air, MD

HUSBAND, 3 DAUGHTERS (18, 14, & 12); GOING TO OCEAN FRONT CONDO IN OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, JULY 16 - JULY 23. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER, 2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEMOTHERAPY WITH SIGNIFICANT SIDE EFFECTS, CAN NO LONGER WORK, SUFFERS FROM SIGNIFICANT SHORTNESS OF BREATH WITH POSSIBLE NEED FOR OXYGEN WHICH SOMETIMES REQUIRES A WHEELCHAIR AFTER WALKING. NOMINATED BY JAMIE COSTELLO, ABC TV NEWS BALTIMORE.     


VACATIONING IN OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND!
Salt, Sand, and Sea!

"Holding her hand and listening to her every breath, is to me, how I imagine Mozart or Beethoven felt when they heard a song in their head. I told a family member, tonight , that her breathing is the beat I have been sleeping too since we've been in here." Matthew John Barnes; feeling blessed at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with Dyanne Duffy BarnesBel Air, MD · 


Jamie Costello, ABC TV Baltimore, is featuring Dyanne Barnes July 21 in his broadcast!

Matt Barnes wrote, "It was nice meeting you Jamie Costello and thank you for driving all this way to share Dyanne Duffy Barnes story. My wife inspires so many and we are grateful that you are here to help share her story. Miss you Cheryl Conner Costello! Watch us on Baltimore's ABC news 11 pm Thursday night, July 21st. Love you all!" 


Obituary, August 4, 2016

Dyanne Marie Duffy Barnes, a resident of Bel Air, MD, died at the age of 48 on August 4, 2016 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. She was born in Des Moines, IA to Paul Joseph Duffy and Sharon Marie (Porter) Duffy and in 1969 moved to Raleigh, NC where she grew up. She was a 1986 graduate of Sanderson High School and in 1990 earned her Degree in Recreational Therapy from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 2012 she received her RN Degree from Harford Community College. She loved being a nurse and was named Baltimore Nurse of the Year in 2015. For the love of her patients she worked through her pain until January of 2016.  

Survivors include her husband Matthew John Barnes; her children Ashley Marie Barnes, Meghan Nicole Barnes and Sarah Denise Barnes; her siblings Greggory Paul Duffy, Kevin Patrick Duffy and Lisa Duffy Blalock; three nieces and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Leslie's Week, P.O. Box 5856, Annapolis, MD 21043 or at lesliesweek.org. This organization donates a week vacation to families whose mother is diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.