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Mary Banta
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Mary M. "Molly"
1956 - 2016
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Life Story for Mary M. "Molly" Banta

Mary Margaret (Molly) Banta, 59, of Plainfield, NJ died after a courageous battle with cancer on February 21, 2016. She was surrounded by her family and dear friends.
A Funeral Mass will be offered in Holy Trinity Church in Westfield, NJ on Saturday, February 27 at 9:30 am. A wake will be held at Dooley Colonial Funeral Home 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Friday, February 26 from 4:00-8:00pm.
Molly was born September 17, 1956 in Plainfield and was raised in Westfield. She was educated in the Westfield public schools. Molly was a synchronized swimmer who competed in regional and national competitions for the Westfield Y. She was graduated from Westfield High School in 1974.
Molly began a lifelong love of history at Westfield High and earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Goucher College in 1978 and later earned a master’s degree in history from University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. She taught history and social studies at Plainfield High School and at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies for 22 years. Molly’s grandfather, Henry Banta, was a respected history teacher and administrator at Plainfield High School and served as an inspiration for her career. She was also an active member of the Historical Society of Plainfield.
Molly was predeceased by her parents, Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Banta and Henry Hyde Banta, Jr. of Westfield, NJ. She is survived by her brothers Henry H. Banta, III (Lori) of Clark, NJ; Cornelius F. Banta (Nancy Lynn) of Westfield, NJ; Joseph E. Banta (Nancy) of Hudson, MA and Christopher M. Banta of Westfield, NJ. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, it is Molly’s wish that a donation be made in her name to the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains or to the Historical Society of Plainfield.

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