Natale "Nat"" Joseph Faronea Jr.

October 26, 1945October 13, 2021

Natale (Nat) Joseph Faronea Jr. 75, passed away on October 13, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Nat was born on October 26, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Belleville and Lakewood before settling in Toms River. He was proud of his Italian American heritage. Nat originally worked as a printer but decided on a career in law enforcement working for the Monmouth County Jail and then retiring from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department as a Sheriff’s Officer. Nat was a patriot and veteran and served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Veteran issues were very close to his heart, he was a former member of Rolling Thunder N.J. 2 and currently he was the Vice President of Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club Tri Base Chapter, a position he was very proud of. To his friends he was known as “Suicide”. Nat was also very civic minded. He was a Life Member of Toms River Fire Company #2 and a member of the America Legion Post 129 as well as the Italian American Police Society Club of New Jersey and a past member of the Blue Knights Chapter 15. Nat enjoyed going hunting with friends and loved being in the woods and close to nature. But Nat’s favorite past time was getting wind therapy while riding his Harley and enjoyed it more when his wife Doris would be his copilot. He was the happiest when he was on two wheels and three wheels, and any chance he got he was on the bike. Nat was a quiet man, but when he had something to say, people listened. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Natale Sr. and Bridget Faronea and his son Brian Faronea. He is survived by his loving wife Doris, his service dog and buddy Tanner, his sons Natale III Faronea (Laura), Frank Faronea (Maryanne), Anthony Faronea, and his daughter Jennifer Faronea. He is also survived by his sister Josephine Galioto (Michael), brother Santo Faronea (Patricia) and John Faronea (Linda), stepchildren Chris Apgar (Jen) Daniel Apgar (Jenna), Melissa Burlew (Matt) David Jones (Sandy) and Chris Jones along with 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in memory of Nat Faronea to Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club Tri Base Chapter 39 Fort Dix Road Pemberton, N.J. 08068.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Service

    Sunday, October 17, 2021


Natale "Nat"" Joseph Faronea Jr.

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Jim "BRAT" Merrell

October 17, 2021

You will be truly missed by your Brothers and your M.C. families.
Watch over your loved ones and let them know that you will always be with them.
Ride easy Brother until we meet again on the other side.

Frank Bartolomey

October 17, 2021

I liked Nat. He was a good man. Very dedicated to brother Veterans. As Rolling Thunder mates we gave countless hours over the past 10 years pursuing the goal of educating the public of the POW/MIA issue and seeking their donations to help the Vets that are in need.
It is in that context that I new this man, a warm, amiable Brother.

To him, I salute...

Bill Calame

October 16, 2021

Nat was true brother. As nam veterans and sheriffs dept veterans I will miss him when we would meet at the Boot Hill in Daytona. He worked in my division in writs and I knew he had my six. Gods speed my true brother I will miss you greatly.

laszlo bellovitz

October 15, 2021

long time my freind was a true one at that! is and supported the cfl family. you will be missed when i take my pics at the bike events.always my pleasure to call you my brother.......ride on

Peter Chafatelli

October 14, 2021

Nat always supported our functions at our Post 129 Toms River, he was a good man and it was my pleasure to know him. RIP my Brother.

Robert Pizapio

October 14, 2021

To the Faronea Family, so sorry to hear of Butch's passing.
Please except our deepest condolences during this your time of sorrow. You're in our prayers

Rob, Sylvia, John, Stefano and Alessandra Pizapio