Barbara Prezioso

Profile Updated: October 14, 2014
Barbara Prezioso
Residing In: Weston, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Marcos
Occupation: Realtor
Children/Grandchildren: Randall , born 1966, 2 grandsons, Arlo, born 2006, Zeno, born 2008,one more grandchild born on April More…16, 2014, a baby girl named Gaia to son Randall and his wife.
Daughter, Suzanne born 1968, 3 granddaughters,
Bridget-2002, Celia Anne-2005, Audrey-2007
Yes! Attending Reunion
How I've spent the last 50 years:

So where does one begin after 50 years. As we all know it is surreal that 50 years have gone by. But alas, it has. My life has been filled with many trials and tribulations, many joys and sorrows too. But my Buba (my Jewish side), would say in her broken English, if we do not have the sorrows how do we know the joys.
I married at 20 years old, had two great kids, Randall, is 43 a J.D. and a PHD, currently for the past 8 years is a professor of Peace and Justice Studies, Is the director of the Peace and Justice Association of all universities, and his wife, Leenie ,well, we love each other.
He has 2 boys, 3 and 1 1/2, and I spend lots of time in Arizona on his 6 acre farm complete with horses, goats, and other various animals.
My daughter Suzanne, met her husband Joe, in the U. of Miami Law School, and they are married 13 years, and they are 40.
They live in Palo alto, Ca. and Joe is an attorney with FACEBook. My 3 granddaughters are wonderful, and so the past 10years or so, I am always travelling to Ca. and Az.
Divorced from their father after 10 years of marriage, basically raised the children on my own, one salary, me the only adult, and I have been blessed with truly good kids. I am also very proud of their successes, as I worked very hard to help them through the years, educating them and most of all loving them. Now I am receiving the rewards. Spent many years robbing( figuratively) Peter to pay Paul, as my choice of a career
has been Real Estate. I began in Commercial Industrial Real Estate in Brooklyn in 1981. In those days we did not have computers, we worked from large MLS books, and I one of very few women in the field, as the lawyers, majority of buyers and sellers were men.
It was a very engaging and interesting field and I learned much about business as well as life.
Sold many properties in the Flatbush area, one being the old Nostrand movie theatre, which I sold to a buyer, and marketed again for the seller at a later date, and resold again.
I sold many properties in declining area, such as the old Loews theater in Bushwich section of Brooklyn. Bill Lee, his wife, and then 5 year old son was a client( Spike Lee's Father).
I could go on and on with this 10 year period of stories. Perhaps, I should consider writing a book. Which I am sure most of us can say! All and all, it was a career that helped me send my kids to undergrad, and to Law School. Although in many ways this was a very trying time, being a sole supporter and raising my kids, it was a wonderful time in my life. They tell me and write to me so many times " that all they became and achieved was because of me being their Mom".
And now I have 5 grands to love and enjoy.
Moved to Florida in 1991. and I spent the next 12 or so years enjoying my wonderful Mom and Dad who lived in Fl. since 1973. Many who know me, remember my Mom was Jewish, and my Dad, Italian. Sooo, I am a good Jewish cook, and especially very good at Italian cuisine as well.
When Cher, came out with the song"half Breed", that became my song.
It has been an interesting combination.
I have been selling residential real estate in Florida for 18 years.
I am still working through this extremely difficult real estate market, and this year so far is proving to be the best since 2006. I travel frequently and being a realtor affords me much time to do so.
My love for the past 6 years has been a 6 year old Bichon Frise named Buddy. Over 4 years ago, he was certified and registered in the United States as a Pet Therapy dog. We have volunteered in nursing homes, hospitals and childrens facilities. We currently work in the Veterans Nursing Home and he brings joy to many people. We also volunteer at the Humane Society.
More to say, however, it will be wonderful to meet so many after 50 years and swap stories .

My favorite Erasmus memories:

To be continued another time.

What would most surprise friends who haven't seen me since Erasmus:

That I have been a Commercial Realtor in Brooklyn for many years, that I know how to sail and love the open seas, that I always wanted to be a beachcomber, and although I never have, I still dream of this, and since I know I will LIVE many more years, I still plan to do so.
Good new news,
My son Randall and his family moved to Baltimore, Md. and Randall is the Director of the Peace Studies program at Georgetown University.

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So very saddened to hear of Zelda's passing.  She is remembered by me as very bright and always had a smile 

We went to PS 217 together and then onto Erasmus Hall. my best and prayers sent to her husband and family. Rest in peace Zelda

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Dec 07, 2014 at 12:32 AM

It was with much pleasure to meet David and spend time with him, especially at our 50th reunion and he is remembered as a very gracious and likeable guy.

He was sick for awhile but was always reaching out to others.

It is so very sad to lose another 1960 graduate and David was one of a kind and will be missed by many, especially his wife Dinora and all his grandkids as well.

he will be remembered for his kindness. It is a sad occurence that we are seeing so many of our classmates pass to the other side. Perhaps, this is a call to try to arrange another reunion as soon as possible.

Barbara

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Dec 04, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It is so sad to hear about David that he lost his valiant fight. Connected with David and most recently at our 50th and David was present for all the days of fun. Rest in Peace David, you will be missed by many. It is so very sad, so we all must live each day to the fullest.

Oct 22, 2014 at 2:14 PM

David, just looked you up, and you guys are in Florida too.
You can email me at: Barbprez@aol.com

Oct 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Hi Susan, Happy to hear from you about a possible reunion, and perhaps we can find others to agree to a reunion in 2015. Since time is running away, how about in Sept or Oct. 2015. Stay in touch.
My email is: Barbprez@aol.com

Oct 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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Posted on: Oct 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Hi Isabel, wanted to reach out to your response. In Florida, but would love to try to put a reunion together since we are losing classmates as we lost another graduate today. Also just read your profile and the award you received was very special.

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Posted on: Oct 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Hi Linda, Perhaps, we can have a 55th reunion in the fall of 2015, by then you will be back home .Just a thought
as we are losing more classmates.

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Oct 01, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Happiest of birthdays Carol. Enjoy to the fullest.
Love
Barbara P.

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Posted on: Oct 01, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Now that we are almost at the end of 2014, thinking of the wonderful reunion we had in May, 2010, I know many friends would love to look forward to our next one. However, since we are all getting a bit older perhaps it would be more prudent to have the next reunion for our 55th. to wait 10 years, thus being 2020, alas, we may lose a few other classmates. So, would anyone out there wish to make the next date in May/June of 2015 for our 55th reunion, meaning, Lynda K, Roberta C, Frimma( there is only one Frimma), Sharon, Michael D, Carol, Wayne and joining me in trying to make this happen. Hearing that Neil Diamond made a surprise visit to our Alma Mater prompted me to ask.
I live in Fort Lauderdale however, am willing to work with others to have this happen. You can reach me at 954-249-2141.
Warm thoughts of peace and love,
Barbara