Frank E. Parziale
07/29/1948 - 09/26/2023

Frank Parziale, 75, of Union, NJ passed away peacefully on September 26, 2023 with his family at his side. Born in Altamura, Italy to Generoso and Giuseppina (Surico) Parziale on July 29, 1948. In 1959 when Frank was 11 years old, he and his mother, brothers Giuseppe and Philip, and sister Lina all moved from Italy to the United States to be with his father already residing here. They settled in downtown Jersey City and lived there for a number of years, before purchasing a 6 family home on Palisade Ave. in Jersey City Heights.  There, he met his beautiful wife Rosaria and together with their two daughters Jaime and Joanna lived there until 1991. The four moved to Union, NJ where he spent the last 32 years of his life. Frank worked with his brother Joey making pool tables, later he worked for the Joseph Dixon Crucible Co. factory as a machinist alongside his brother Phil and brother-in-law Dino. When the factory closed he started building elevators and worked with his brother-in-law Frank Viola.  Frank spent the rest of his career working for JC Ryan and Son Co. installing and troubleshooting doors. One of Frank’s special talents was being able to solve any carpentry issue. His daughters and wife would find sketches and measurements on napkins and papers all over the kitchen table of doorways, shelves, desks, walls etc.  They would come to appreciate this when they bought their own homes and needed some of dad’s expertises. Frank spent the last years of his life with the best and biggest job, being the “Best Papa” to his granddaughter Francesca.  We would tease him that his best friend was his Frankie, and to say he adored her is an understatement. The two shared a bond that even in his passing could not be broken, and those who met him even once would know it by stories he would tell of her.  He cared for her almost everyday of her life, up until his last days dropping her off and picking her up from school. He was also a great Pup-pa to his grand-furdaughter Georgia who when he was near, would smile and wag her tail with such excitement, you could only laugh with delight. Everyone who knew Frank loved him for his light hearted conversations, corny sense of humor, and overall welcoming personality. Although Frank had a simple life, he left a huge impact on almost everyone he met.  Wherever you went, supermarket, liquor store, doctor’s office, everyone knew Frank. Everyone had kind words to say about him. He made everyone feel like they were family or a friend. He made everyone feel special.  He was as loving as he was tall. Frank is survived by his two daughters, Jaime Parziale with husband Dominik Mercuro and Joanna Collins with husband Charles Collins, granddaughter Francesca Parziale, his siblings Lina and brother-in-law Dino Magliozzi and Philip and sister-in-law Carmela Parziale. He leaves behind his sister-in-law (who was more like a little sister) Emanuela with husband Frank Giacalone.  As the “Fun Uncle”, Frank leaves behind all of his nieces and nephews who he loved and adored. They say we are born and we die, and what we do in the middle, how we live, is what counts. Frank wasn’t famous like his favorite cowboy John Wayne or saved the world like Superman, but in our family he meant the world to us all. He will always be remembered as our superhero. Always there in a moment’s notice to fix a boo-boo or a sink, or to just lend an ear. We love and miss you, but know that you and Mommy are dancing in heaven to your sweet Italian love songs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 1212 Kelly St., Union, NJ.  Visiting hours Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bradley Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Avenue, Union, NJ. Flowers are welcome, donations in Frank’s name may be made to: The American Cancer Society.


Funeral Home:
Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Sunday, October 1, 2023. 2 pm to 6 pm. Bradley Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home
Funeral:
Monday, October 2, 2023. 10:15 am. St. Michael the Archangel Church, Union, NJ
Memorial Gifts:
The American Cancer Society
Bradley Funeral Homes
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