Barbara T. Ciccone-Bane, 55, of Ocean Gate, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25th surrounded by her loving family after suffering injuries from an automobile accident on September 13th.
Barbara started on her road of helping others as the big sister and protector to her sisters and brothers. She went on to be a strong, independent widow and mother to Patty and Shannon, and a loving aunt to not only her own nieces and nephews, but to anyone in need of love or light. She shared her zest for life and everything it had to offer, infecting all of us who were lucky enough to be a part of her life.
Barbara's door was always open, her refrigerator overstocked, with room at her table and in her heart for everyone who needed it. She was happiest when cooking your favorite meal or baking delicious treats to make smiles.
Barbara Ciccone was born on December 9, 1963, in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph F. and Patricia Ciccone. She graduated from Essex County Girls' Vo. As a young adult Barbara married and started her beloved family with Shannon R. Bane, Jr. She was best known from her days as part owner of the Ocean Gate Market and Deli.
Barbara (Ciccone) Bane is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Douglas Clayton, and her cherished granddaughter, Heather Clayton; close siblings, Gina Ciccone, Michael Ciccone, and Cheryl Trabucco; devoted aunt, Deborah Bruno Barmann and her husband Neil; and her significant other, Glenn Jones. Barbara was also the proud aunt to many including : Daniel Ciccone, Lisa Terrell, her husband Nate and children Avery and Laith, Michael Ciccone, Anthony Ciccone, Dionna Jo, AJ Ciccone, Alex Ciccone; Marissa Trabucco and her children Nikko and Jax Sestoso, Kyle and son Salvatore Trabucco, Christopher Trabucco and daughter Kendall. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Shannon Bane Jr ; son, Shannon R Bane III, Parents, Joseph F Ciccone and Patricia Bruno; Aunt, Theresa Ciccone; and nephew Joseph Ciccone III.
Visiting Hours will be Saturday, September 28th from 2pm to 6pm, with prayer service at 5:30 pm, at the Horizon Funeral Home, 1329 Rt 37 W, Toms River NJ .
Cremation will be private.
"Mom I know how much you loved little surprises, like a cup of coffee or a few flowers, I loved making you happy but I wish I did it more often. I knew how special you were and while i never meant to take you for granted, I know I sometimes did. Watching you light up when you were with Heather will always be my favorite memories. I love you more than I could ever express and needed you more than I ever knew. Love, me"