In Loving Memory of Jane Mulvaney Banta

September 15, 1927
Bronx, NY
February 21, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Monday, 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

February 24, 2020


St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road,
CT 06824

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00 a.m.


Gate of Heaven Cemetery

10 West Stevens Avenue,
NY 10532

February 25, 2020

Family Gathering


Jane Mulvaney Banta

Jane V. Banta, age 92, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Robert Edmond Banta, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, February 21, 2020. Born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Mulvaney, she had been a Fairfield resident since 2008 and formerly Hillsdale, NJ and Mills River, NC. She was an active long-time member of the Knights of Columbus Columbiettes, St. Thomas Moore Council 2188 in Westwood, NJ. Jane devoted countless hours as a volunteer at her children’s schools. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who delighted in time spent with her large family. She will be dearly missed by her six beloved children: Patricia Faltermeier of Snohomish, WA, Susan Lee and her husband Robert of Fairfield, Denise Gannon and her husband James of Cheshire, Robert Banta, II and his wife Marisol of Hillsdale, NJ, Walter Banta and his wife Kathryn of Reading, PA and Christine Gillooly and her husband Dennis of North Haven; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Marr, three brothers, Walter Mulvaney, Raymond Mulvaney and Lewis Mulvaney (Sylvia), and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson, Ryan McDonald and her sisters, Patricia Wallach and Ellen Hand. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. The family will receive friends Monday from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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7 Guestbook Entries for Jane Mulvaney Banta

  1. In loving memory of a special Aunt, i will always remember your caring and soft spoken voice, always there to lend a hand or just talk, i will miss you and always cherish the times i had with you when i came to your house in hillsdale and also when you visited at my house. Love to all the Banta family in this time of sorrow Mary Wallach and family

  2. Rest in Peace dear Jane. You are a lovely lady and one heck of a scrabble player! May you rest in the arms of the Lord for all eternity. Your friend Sandi

  3. Pat Susie Denise Bobby Walter & Christine Sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. May she RIP. Great memories from St. John’s, Hillsdale & Ocean City! Now she gets to catch up with your Dad. Our Mom passed away Christmas Eve 2018 & Dad passed on 4 months later in April both at 90. They all had a great run!

  4. I learned of Jane’s passing Tuesday, unfortunately too late to attend the wake or funeral. I have many memories of the good times we shared with Jane and Bob. We met in a bowling league and that developed into a close friendship while they lived in Hillsdale. After they moved, we would meet when they occasionally came to NJ while Bob was still driving. The last time I saw Jane was at Bob’s wake; hard to believe that was 10 years ago. Jane enjoyed a good life, may she rest up peace. I know she will be sadly missed by many.

  5. I learned of Jane’s passing, unfortunately too late to attend her wake or funeral. We met years ago in a mixed bowling league and it developed into a close friendship. We shared many good times while she and Bob lived in Hillsdale. After they moved I would see them occasionally when they came to NJ and Bob was still driving. The last time I saw Jane was at Bob’s wake; hard to believe that was ten years ago. Jane enjoyed a good life. May she rest in peace. I know she will be sadly missed by many.

  6. Sorry to hear of the passing of a favorite aunt. My early years growing up are filled with memories of the Banta family. Rest in peace Aunt Jane.