Barbara G. Cianflone

Barbara G. (Talbot) Cianflone, 80, of Danbury, beloved wife of Carmen Cianflone, Jr., died at Danbury Hospital on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 after a brief illness.  She was born on December 15, 1940, daughter of the late William M. and Helen (Tryon) Talbot.  She was a graduate of Phoenix School of Art. 

Barbara worked in the art department for Reader’s Digest and later was the Art Director for Woman’s Day.  Upon making her home in Danbury, she worked in the credit department for Read’s Department Store, and later in photography for Grolier Inc. 


She continued her working career alongside her husband and son, Chris, operating the family business, Carmen’s Shell Station on North Street in Danbury. 


Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Her happiest moments were spent with her grandchildren who she adored, and traveling with Carmen to PA and Florida.  In her younger years, she loved to take spontaneous trips flying with Carmen in his plane to visit family.

In addition to her cherished husband of 55 years, Carmen, she will be sadly missed by her son, Christopher Cianflone, Sr. and his wife, Lisa; her grandchildren, Christopher “CJ,” Jr., Nicole , Joseph, Shannon and Carly; and her great grandson, Christian Cianflone.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lauretta Cianflone; her nephews, Thomas Cianflone, and Robert Coffey; her niece Maria Ann Coffey; and great nephew, MJ Cianflone. 

She was predeceased by her son, Carmen “Butch” Cianflone III; and her sister, Susan Talbot. 


Funeral services and burial in St. Peter Cemetery were held privately. 


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