Francesco Gerbasi, 84, of Howell passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune. He was born and raised in the city of Mendicino, in the province of Calabria, Southern Italy. In 1957 he arrived in the United States and lived in the Bronx and Queens before settling here in 1999. Francesco worked as a fitter for Wallach’s Mens and Boys Wear, Saks 5th Avenue and Bloomingdale’s. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening, raised chickens and made homemade wine and Italian sausage. Francesco also enjoyed hunting and was a Ferrari enthusiast.
He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Rosaria Gerbasi; brother, Dominick Gerbasi; sister, Rosinia Gerbasi; and daughter, Marie Rosaria Gerbasi. Francesco is survived by his beloved wife, Anna Gerbasi; son, Anthony Gerbasi and his wife, Holly of Howell; grandson, Frankie Gerbasi of Jackson; granddaughters, Danielle Gerbasi of Jackson and Nicole Gerbasi of Howell; two great grandsons, Giovanni and Prince; and a sister, Rita Nudo of Montreal, Canada.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Church of St. Veronica, 4215 Route 9 North, Howell. Interment will follow in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365. Arrangements by the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Gerbasi’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. For information, directions or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com