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Cornelius W. "Neil" Banta III

Montville - Cornelius "Neil" W. Banta III, 51, died at home on Thursday, June 21, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1960, in Norwich, to Cornelius W. and Joan D. (Porter) Banta Jr. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1978 and worked for 16 years at Robertson Paper Box, then the Montville Board of Education for 15 years, until having to retire due to his illness.

Neil is survived by his parents; his daughter, Tiffany and her husband, Jesse Bachand; grandchildren, Michael Torres Jr., and Diego Bachand; brother, Scott Banta; sister, Dawn Pitman; and lifelong friend, Babette Kowalczyk; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Potter's House - Church of God, 500 Sandy Hollow Road, Mystic. There are no calling hours and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

To leave an online condolence or read more, please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com as the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen is assisting the family with arrangements.

Funeral Home

Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen
53 Norwich New London Tpke Uncasville, CT 06382
(860) 889-2374

Published in The Day on June 23, 2012
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