With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Frank, 33. Frank Barbiera passed away on May 23, 2020.
Frank was born on November 27, 1986, to parents Joseph and Enza Barbiera in Old Bridge, N.J.. He initially attended school in Italy, where he became proficient in Italian and completed his schooling in NJ, eventually receiving an Associate Degree at Brookdale College in Behavioral Psychology. Just before passing, he completed the NJ Home and Auto Insurance Licensing course and was prepared to take the NJ State Exam to become an Insurance Agent. He was already hired by Prudential, even before sitting for the State Exam.
Frank was an avid chef, focusing mostly on vegetarian cuisine. At age 21, he was awarded ‘NJ's Best Veggie Burger’, while working at a restaurant in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. In addition to the culinary arts, his real passion was music. He was a self-taught musician also composing his own music. His primary instrument was the guitar. Other instruments he could play were: bass, piano, drums and trumpet. Frank enjoyed reading and loved animals. Among his favorite writers and poets were Charles Bukowski and Robert Frost.
Frank is survived by his mother Enza, brother Vito, sister Ivana, sister-in-law Debi, brother-in-law Daniele, nephews Jack and Nicolas, and dog Ziggy.
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