OBITUARY

LUCILLE BANWER

August 8, 1937July 15, 2018

You can only have one mother Patient kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To mother you will return, For all her loving kindness, She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, To our dear mother up above; Tell her how we miss her, And give her all our love.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, July 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

LUCILLE BANWER

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ALICE SEMON DIVUOLO

July 19, 2018

My sweet Lucille DiVuolo Banwear, lost her fight to stay among her loving family, Sunday, 7-15-2018....I will MISS her so much. She was "the Life of all our parties," the funny comedian, the Quick Wit, and generous, to a fault. She used to bring me Giant Antipasto platters, that the family enjoyed and devoured. She loved my three sons, and they loved her....We WILL Miss you, dearly Lucille, your chair at our wonderful dinner table and holidays, will be sadly empty..but, you, will, never be forgotten.

My deepest sympathy to the wonderful daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law Chris, and children who watched over you, and cared for you these past two years of serious illness. Thank you to the Health Care Providers, that also, learned who you were, and loved you too.

I WILL Miss you So Much, Lucille. Say Hello to our Loved Ones, who you will join.....Keep them laughing, sweet girl.....

Anna Bagliore

July 16, 2018

There aren't enough words in the world to describe the type of woman my grandmother was. She was an exceptional sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, cousin, friend and so much more to so many people. She was kind and warm to everyone she met; every time I would introduce a new friend to her, no matter who it was, I would receive a call from her later that night letting me know how nice she thought they were and how much she liked them. She always knew when something was bothering me, even when I wouldn't say so myself. Most importantly, her day was never finished until she had called all her loved ones to make sure they were home and safe. She was the most selfless person I've ever known, and I will miss her every single day for the rest of my life.

I have so many memories with her, but I will never forget all the times we sang "On an Evening in Roma" by Dean Martin and she would explain to me what each line meant while we were singing. I will never forget the days I would spend at work with her at Ocean Breeze Pharmacy, and how she would always let me pick out a bag of candy or play with the rubber finger guards she kept at her desk. I will never forget how the first place I drove to when I got my first car was her house because I was so excited to show her how much I'd grown up. I'm so grateful for the time I had with her and how she had a front-row seat watching myself and my siblings grow up. I know that she will continue to watch over and protect us, and that one day we will meet again.

With Love,
Anna

Lisette Weiland

July 16, 2018

I would say the earliest memory I have of my Aunt Lucille would be one where we are laughing, but then again most of our time together was spent laughing. She liked when all of the children were at the house because she became the ring leader of all the fun. The two of us reenacted the entire story of The Wizard of Oz. She was Dorothy, I played all of the other characters. It ended with her yelling "you mean all this time... to get back home... I only had to click my damn heels?! Ahhhhh get outta here!"

She took me on the Ferry and to her office Christmas parties way before "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" was cool. She always had the newest cereals or snack foods to try. She loved TV movies, and to talk on the phone. As the years went by and we grew older, she became family history aficionado. Many phone calls were made to settle a bet about a story regarding Pulaski St., DeKalb Ave., Myrtle Ave., and anything "down the restaurant." She would teach us what any Italian phrase REALLY meant and how we needed to use it the right way.

We could count on hearing "Hiya Doll" as soon as we walked in to the house. When we had to go, we never said "Good Bye" she said a simple "So long." We are blessed to have shared so many laughs to light our heart. I love you Aunt Lucille.

So long Dollface,
Love Lisette

Cathy Ortiz

July 16, 2018

My sister, we have shared so many good memories together over the years and it's so hard to pick just one. I will always remember, and never forget, how proud you were when your children were born. That pride continued when your grandchildren came along. When my children and grandchildren came along you made them feel as special as if they were your own. You kept a good eye on us all just as our mother would have done. Family means so much to you. You will always be with me in my heart and never forgotten. God Bless you Lucille.

Love,
Cathy

FROM THE FAMILY