Barbara J. Schiavone

  • Born: January 26, 1935
  • Died: August 18, 2020
  • Location: Norwood, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara J. Schiavone, of Norwood, PA passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020 at the age of 85. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Samuel & Caroline Granato.

She is survived by her loving daughter Caroline (Hal) Kline and son Anthony F. (Christina) Schiavone III as well as daughter-in-law Cheryl (James) Karanzalis; grandchildren Michael (Laura) Jones, Jason Schiavone, Anthony Schiavone IV, Christopher Kline, Barbara (Joseph) Steinbacher, Jeffrey Schreiber, Matthew Schreiber and Joshua Schiavone; great-grandchildren Olivia Rae Jones, Michael Francis Jones III, Logan Francis Steinbacher, Jacob Parker Steinbacher and Sofia Schiavone; and brother Peter Scotese as well as many nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by beloved husband Anthony F. Schiavone II as well as brother John Scotese and sisters Margaret Ennis and Louise Reglar.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, vacationing in Wildwood, New Jersey as well as devoting most of her free time to volunteering at her church, St. Gabriel's Parish, and local community groups. She was an LPN and worked at University of Penn and Crozer-Chester Hospital Cardiac units. Barbara renewed her license with Bayada Nurses later in life to further care for her family and community.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074. Prayers will begin at 12:00 PM, interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

She will be surely missed. She gave so much of herself to everyone around her. I am reall sorry for your loss.

Posted by Debbie McVey Hotaling - Glenolden, PA - Friend   August 31, 2020

Dear Carol,Chip and family,
Remembering your mom, my godmom, always smiling. She was quick witted, smart, and kind. My dad Joe Stanzione, and she were great friends; they had a lot of fun together, along with your dad Tony.
Thinking of Babs and her family.

Posted by Barbara Ann Stanzione Sheehan - NJ - Family   August 28, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss carol and chip. Also all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I loved babs, she was a joy to be with. You could tell your stories to her and she would analyze them. She was funny,loved to laugh,like I always did when with her. She was a nurse, she was always interested in everything. She was talented, a beautiful painter. She was special in so many ways. I loved her so much and this world should have more like her, helpful to all,friend, to so many.

Posted by Lorraine Irwin - Friend   August 28, 2020

Barbara was my Aunt Babs. I will always remember her as a positive, encouraging and helpful person. Her love and dedication to her family was everything to her. One of my best memories of her, while doing a Tour of Duty in 1968 Vietnam was that Babs took the time to write me. Something I will never forget. My condolences to the rest of the family and friends. Jim Scotese

Posted by Jim Scotese - New York, NY - family   August 26, 2020

My Mom tells a story from many Summers ago when Babs came to our house after dinner with my parents and other relatives. Of course they had been drinking a little, my brothers and I were sleeping when they arrived but Babs insisted that Mom take her upstairs so that she could see us. Though Mom told her that we were snoozing Babs did not care, she just wanted to see her cousins' kids. That was Babs, so full of love, life. She was always laughing it up at our basement parties, dancing at family weddings, greeting us with smiles and hugs. Carol, Chip, condolences to you and the grandkids; I apologize for missing the service but will forever hold your Mom in my heart.

Ken Stanzione

Posted by Ken Stanzione - PA - Family   August 25, 2020

Aunt Babs was very kind and loving to me and our family. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Chris, Genevieve, Sean & Nathan Gere

Posted by Chris Gere - Cornelius, NC - Family   August 24, 2020


Barbara was my dearest friend. She gave so much love to so many, family, friends and her community.
She had a great sense of humor and really was the cause of many belly laughs. I loved her and will always miss her, Anne and Joe Boyle

Posted by Anne & Joe Boyle - Flemington, NJ - Friend   August 22, 2020

Love You, Aunt Babs!
Bernie and Kristen Carrozza and Kids :)

Posted by Bernie Carrozza - Morton, PA - Family   August 21, 2020

May you sleep in heaven with the angels. You have left behind a beautiful family. Well done Mrs S

Posted by Lois Gorson - Pine Hill, NJ - Friend   August 21, 2020


Dear Carol, Hal & family, we 're so very sorry for the passing of your Mom. We know how much she meant to you. Keeping you all in our hearts & prayers.

Posted by Sharon & Steven Burke - Holmes, PA - Friend   August 21, 2020

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