Barbara Jane Fantone

April 2, 1943February 8, 2019

Barbara Jane Fantone of Wethersfield, Westbrook and formerly Hartford, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter A. and Rolanda (Romanelli) Fantone and her sister, Frances M. Fantone. Barbara attended St. Augustine Grammar School in Hartford and Mt. St. Joseph Academy. She also attended St. Joseph College in West Hartford for two years and graduated from Central Connecticut State College, where she also received her Master’s Degree. Barbara taught at the Dr. Michael D. Fox Elementary School in Hartford for 32 years before her retirement in 2001. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Augustine #1104 and the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut. Barbara is survived by her first cousins, Rosemary Gibbons, Rena (William) Kaminsky and Ruth (Thomas) Armentano along with many other dear cousins and special friends. On Barbara’s behalf, we extend heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate nursing staff at Hartford Hospital, Floor 9, ICU and Step-Down Units.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, February 16th from 9-10 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the House of Bread, 1453 Main Street, Hartford, CT 03120 or the American Heart Association, CT Affiliate, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. To share a memory of Barbara, please visit


  • Public Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, February 16, 2019

Barbara Jane Fantone

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Richard Hall

February 16, 2019

I looked forward to seeing Barbara each July at Summerkeys. Knowing she won't be there anymore is very sad. Deepest sympathy to all who will miss her as I will.

Karen Rucci Corso

February 14, 2019

To Barabara's Family and Friends,

I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a beautiful person --- kind, caring, loving -- one of the nicest people I have known. The world was a better place because of her. She will be sorely missed.

God bless you, Barbara!

Karen Rucci Corso
MSJA '61

Raymond &Karen Frisbie

February 11, 2019

For my dear friend for many years. One of the Greatest ladies I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I was her driver for all her trips. My wife and I will miss her dearly. May God Greet her with open arms..RIP my dear FRIEND.