Michele Barbito

18 April, 195211 January, 2021

Michele Barbito, 68, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Prior to her retirement, she was a grade school teacher in the Manahawkin school district for nearly 30 years. She loved playing joker poker in Atlantic City with her Cioci Eve and Uncle Nick, listening to Al play the guitar and piano and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Michele is predeceased by her parents Michael and Dorothy Pona, her brother Michael Pona and aunt Cioci Barbara Lesiak.

She is survived by her husband Alexander Barbito and loving twin daughters Jessica DelRosso and her husband Sergio and Alison Mazzatelli and her husband John, her four grandchildren Giada and Derek DelRosso and Michael and Joseph Mazzatelli, her two brothers James and Joseph Pona, her two aunts Cioci Eve and Cioci Phil and her dear friend of 35 years Tracy Osborne.

MIchele was deeply loved by her family, her friends, and her students, she will be sadly missed by all.

A visitation will be held at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ on Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Mass will be held 11:00am Monday, January 18, 2020 at St. Mary of the Pines, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ with entombment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Beachview Ave., Manahawkin, NJ.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, 17 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 18 January , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, 18 January , 2021


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Gail Godesky

12 January 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Shelly‘s passing. I will always remember her kindness and smile. I’ll always remember her and I behind the curtains of Cioci Barbara’s living room On Avenue A. We always put on a sing-alongside with uncle Bobby Playing his 45s. Shelly is now with all our other Angels playing those golden slot machines. My love and prayers always, Gail