March 17, 1924 – April 4, 2018
Frank (Buster) Garamella of Toms River passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was 94.
Born in Bristol, PA, Frank grew up in Belleville, NJ and raised his family in Bloomfield before retiring to Toms River in 1986. He worked as a Tool & Die Maker for 43 years at ITT in Clifton. An Army AirCorp WWII veteran, Frank was a Lifetime Member of AMVETS Post 26 in Belleville.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Josephine (Cannella) Garamella; a son Joseph Garamella and his life partner, Kevin Longobardi, of Brooklyn; a daughter, Karen Garamella of Chicago; a sister Susan Rossi of Morris Plains; and 2 brothers, Anthony (Gary) Garamella of Lake Worth, FL and Joseph Garamella of Caldwell. He is predeceased by a sister Sarah Hunter. Frank is also survived by many nieces and nephews—and his loving Yorkie, Becca.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8 from 3-6pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am on Monday, April 9 at St Maximilian Kolbe, Toms River. Entombment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org.
- Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 9, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, April 9, 2018
- In Lieu of Flowers Please Make Donations in Frank's Memory to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org
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April 5, 2018
I remember growing up as frank and Josephine our very good neighbors . Frank was a great guy . Rest In Peace another angel is born