MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Obituary of Frederick D. Gabriele, Jr.
Frederick D. Gabriele, Jr, 58, of Monmouth Junction passed suddenly on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Born in Elizabeth, raised in Colonia, he resided most of his life in South Brunswick. Fred served as Vice President of B.C. Szerlip Insurance Agency Inc. in Little Silver where he was employed for over 34 years. A devout Catholic, he devoted himself to the parish at St. Cecilia’s Church in Monmouth Junction as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Knights of Columbus since the age of 18. He served as the Treasurer for Council #7046. Fred was a die-hard New York Giants fan and a fan of sports in general. A proud Scarlet Knight, he loved supporting Rutgers University, especially their Football team. He thoroughly enjoyed music – namely, Rock and Roll – trivia, games, horse racing, pool volleyball and of course, snacking. He loved so much in life, but what was most important to him was spending time with family and friends.
Son of the late Loretta (Ligori) Gabriele, brother-in-law of the late Kenneth S. Testa, he is survived by his loving wife Karen (Testa) Gabriele, 2 daughters Emily Gabriele, Grace Gabriele, his father Frederick D. Gabriele Sr., 2 sister-in-laws Christine Testa, Lisa Testa, brother-in-law Dave Testa, special nieces and nephews Leigh Ann, Bobby, Alex, Kenny, Abby, many relatives and friends and his two fur babies Zoey and Rigby.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at St. Cecilia’s Church, 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. Entombment will follow at the St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
Friends may call on Wednesday , October 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road on New Road.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gabriele Family C/O
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