Obituary of Barbara Vitagliano

February 25, 2019

Our family mourns the loss of Barbara who passed away on February 25, 2019. Barbara was born to Mary and Anthony Vitagliano and was a lifelong New Yorker. She was a proud graduate of Queens College earning a BA in Education, followed by two Master's degrees. For more than 40 years Barbara was a respected educator in the NYC Department of Education. Her love of literature and the arts was shared with many students in NYC who had the privilege of calling her their teacher as well as those of us who were fortunate to call her our aunt. She is survived by her brother, Anthony, her nieces Gail (Joseph), Laurie (Kevin), nephew Christopher, grandnephews Alex, Ryan, Michael, Jacob, grandniece Nicole and cousins Annette (Mike) and John. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. A Memorial will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012. Donations in her name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at

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March 3, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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New York, NY 10012

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Barbara was very much a faithful friend and colleague. We worked together, laughed a lot, and commiserated. Her perceptions of people were astute.

A talented, profoundly committed master teacher.

Ever vigilant, passionate, appreciative and compassionate. A deeply sensitive soul.

Our work putting together an Art "Salon Event" for our friends in her home was a highlight of both our lives. A very supportive patron. I am ever grateful.

I will miss her with deep affection and fondness.
My sincerest condolences to her family.

Tim Ascolese

Posted by: Tim Ascolese - New York, NY - March 2, 2019

Barbara was my travel buddy, my confidante, my counselor, my beauty consultant, my shopping buddy my friend and sister- forever in my heart.

Posted by: Helen Sachs-Heisler - New York, NY - March 2, 2019