Carol "Jeannie" Barresi
Carol Jean Barresi, born March 1, 1961 in Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.

Jeannie, loving wife and mother is survived by husband Doug Lofland and children Carmen, Robbie, and Gabi Lofland, mother Carolyn Barresi, sisters Mary Lynn Barresi, Patty Schweizer, and Susan Noe, brother-in-law Rob Lofland, sisters-in-law Donna Martz and Sheila Lofland, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

A tenacious entrepreneur, Jeannie inspired Harry Potter fans around the world with her themed adventures. She loved to stay busy traveling the world, especially Scotland. Her passion was volunteering with organizations such as Make a Wish and Realm of Caring. Jeannie was a strong, independent woman that walked into every situation with a smile on her face and a fire in her heart; she will be dearly missed by all.

Services will start at 3 PM on Wednesday, February 3 at Cappadonna Funeral Home, 1020 E Fillmore St.

In lieu of flowers, Jeannie's wishes were for donations to be made to one of her favorite organizations, Realm of Caring.



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The moment you met Jeannie, you knew what a special person she was. Her warmth, wisdom, intelligence, sincerity and caring left a mark on you. I admired her entrepreneurship and success as a business owner, and the deep love and care for her family. Most importantly, she was a dear friend and I will miss her. My heart goes out to Doug, children and family for your terrible loss. My deepest sympathy. Mary Keough
May Keough
February 28, 2016
I went to high school and college with Jeannie. I always admired her intelligence and confidence. I am glad to hear that she was a world traveler. She always loved that. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved one.
Kathy Bosler Weyhing
February 13, 2016
Lots of fun memories from our days at Bellarmine College. I am very sorry to hear about her passing.
Melissa Metz Bolz
February 13, 2016
I am so, so very sorry. Your heartache must be unbearable. Mary Lynn, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Michon Davis
February 10, 2016
A loved one lost can grieve the heart and make us yearn for tomorrow when Jehovah will keep the promise He made of no pain, no death, and no sorrow. You have my deepest sympathy. - G.Finch
February 9, 2016
I am deeply saddened by her passing... Jeannie... You are going to be missed... I have been to five of your HP Fan Trips from start of 2004 with my son Justin... Jeannie was a great friend as well as a guide on the trips... I can go on and on... about her kindness and How wonderful she was to make the dreams of children come true in a Magical World of HP...
May you Rest in Peace...
Jay Bermudez
February 8, 2016
I am deeply saddened by her passing. I always enjoyed chatting with her, in person and on the phone.
Sarah Leta JohnsonRobles
February 5, 2016
We at Make-A-Wish Colorado are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of our most dedicated volunteer supporters. Jeannie was not only a wonderful asset to the Wish Granter Volunteer team, but also a passionate individual who worked hard both in her career and in her personal and volunteer life. We will miss her enthusiasm, compassion and creativity. Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time. With sympathy, the staff and fellow volunteers at Make-A-Wish.
Becky Schilling
February 3, 2016
We at Make-A-Wish Colorado are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of our most dedicated volunteer supporters. Jeannie was not only a wonderful asset to the Wish Granter Volunteer team, but also a passionate individual who worked hard both in her career and in her personal and volunteer life. We will miss her enthusiasm, compassion and creativity. Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time. From the staff and fellow volunteers at Make-A-Wish Colorado.
Becky Schilling
February 3, 2016
We send our sincerest condolences and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Her dedication to the MakeAWish family will be greatly missed.
Jolene/Neil Donahue
February 2, 2016
Jeannie you will be missed by all. You and
Doug, and all the family are in my prayers.
We all love you. Connie Fitzgerald
Connie Fitzgerald
February 2, 2016
For a lady who inspired the magic in us all!
Toni Gras
February 2, 2016
Jeannie, you were an inspiration to me and I'll miss your wisdom and humor.
Lynn Paul
February 2, 2016
Jeannie,
You, Doug, and the kids are in my prayers. Denise Dawson
February 2, 2016
Thoughts and Prayers from Virginia to the entire Lofland-Barresi family during this time.
Doug Horstman
February 2, 2016
Jeannie, we'll always remember your strength, creativity, tenacity, and most of all, your love for your family.
Dennis & Sherrie Beasley
February 2, 2016
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