Obituary of Frank J. Garbarini
Frank J. Garbarini, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in South Plainfield, NJ following a prolonged illness.
Born and raised in the Graves End section of Brooklyn, NY, Frank lived on Staten Island, NY for three years prior to settling in South Plainfield in 1968 where he called home for the next 54 years.
Frank was an English and Social Studies teacher at the Egbert Junior High School (now the George L. Egbert Intermediate School 2) on Midland Avenue on Staten Island beginning in 1965 until his retirement in 1996.
A faithful communicant of Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield, Frank enjoyed reading about and watching documentaries detailing both world and United States history. He was also a meticulous assembler of military model kits which he frequently entered into contests through a club that he belonged to comprised of history buffs.
Surviving are Lois of South Plainfield, his beloved wife of 57 years; his son, Todd Garbarini of South Plainfield; his two daughters,: Alyce Benevides and her husband Rob of New York City, NY and Beth Hall and her husband Craig of Howell, NJ; his brother, Steven Garbarini and his wife Karen of Whiting, NJ, and his sister, Linda Pistilli and her husband Pat of Brooklyn, NY.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 2 – 6pm in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals at 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.
In lieu of flowers, Frank’s family asks that you consider contributing to the Wounded Warrior Project, or a charity of your choice, in Frank’s name.
Funeral Services will begin at 9:15 am on Monday, June 6, 2022, in the funeral home followed by a 10:00 am funeral mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield.
Frank will be laid to rest immediately following mass at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.
Due to the present COVID-19 situation, the Garbarini Family wishes to be cautious and regrets that no repast will be held following the burial.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
The Garbarini Family asks that face masks be worn while visiting and to be mindful of physical distancing to the best of your ability. We thank you for your understanding and for taking these precautions during this difficult time.