Madeline Banas


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Dangler Funeral Home Of West Orange
340 Main Street
West Orange Township, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Our Lady Of Lourdes Church
1 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange Township, New Jersey, United States


11:15 am
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
712 Grove Street
Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Madeline Enid Banas

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Madeline E. Banas, 93

Madeline E. Banas, 93, of West Orange passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

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Madeline was born and raised in Newport, Vermont until she graduated from college when she moved to Rhode Island for her first teaching job. New York City was the next where she taught at The Barnard School for Girls. After marrying John M. Banas Jr., they moved to Scotland, where they lived for several years. Mr Banas was in the military and they moved several times: Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, back to Vermont and finally to West Orange 20 years ago.

She graduated from Lyndon State College of Vermont. In 1957 she received her Master’s in Education from Boston University. Madeline worked as a first grade teacher at Mater Christi School, Burlington, Vermont and Our Lady of The Most Blessed Sacrament in East Orange for 20 years. She also taught CCD and volunteered for several U.S. Naval organizations.


Madeline was the devoted wife of the late John Banas Jr. Loving mother of

Suzanne Oneto and her husband, the late Joseph F. Oneto, Jr., son Michael and his wife, Ashley Banas. Loving sister of Sylvia and Manuel Ambert. Cherished grandmother of Tessa Grace. Loving aunt of George Miles, Linda Petruzielo, Brad Miles and Carol Horniak. 

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