Barbara A. Meloy

Barbara Meloy Obituary

Barbara A. Meloy, age 88, Sun Prairie, formerly of Platteville, died Wednesday, April 27 at UW-Hospital, Madison. She was born June 2, 1933, in Benton, Wis., the daughter of Cletus and Esther Bainbridge. Barbara attended Platteville Teacher College from 1951-1953. On June 18, 1960, she married Joseph S. Meloy at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Benton.

Barbara was an elementary school teacher. She taught in Janesville, Dubuque, Dickeyville Holy Ghost School and St. Mary’s School in Platteville. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary. Barbara enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren, walks with her girlfriends, and watching and listening to Wisconsin sports.

She is survived by her four children: Mark (Lynn) Meloy, Madison, Joe (Jayne) Meloy, Kansas City, MO, Mary (Todd) Kuckkahn, Stevens Point, and Michelle (Robert) Kelly, Sun Prairie; nine grandchildren, Loryn (Matt) Limoges, Connor (Devin) Meloy, Brody and Donovan Meloy, Megan, Makenzy, Molly, and Morgan Kuckkahn, and Casey Kelly; four great grandchildren, Clara Grace and Henry Limoges, Georgia Meloy, and Uriah Kuckkahn; a dear sister, Jean Hull, Cuba City; two sisters-in-law, Joan Bainbridge, Cuba City, and Marie Meloy, Indianapolis, and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Tom Bainbridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Meloy, her parents, and her brother, Cletus Bainbridge Jr.

A special thank you to the expert staff of the D6/4 Neurology Unit at University of Wisconsin-Madison for the special care Barbara received in her final days.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM. Monday, May 2, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Father John Blewett and Deacon Bill Bussan will concelebrate. Friends may call from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where there will be a rosary at 3:30 PM, visitation will continue Monday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville, where the family will designate them to a special project in their mom’s memory. Online condolences can be made at