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Died: Sun., Jul. 28, 2019


4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 04, 2019
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 05, 2019
Location: Our Lady of Pompeii Church

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Frank Barabas Jr. (a/k/a Frankie Furnace), 42, of Oakdale, CT. died unexpectedly on July 28, 2019 in East Lyme while riding his beloved Harley.Frank was born on Dec. 25, 1976, in Milford, son of Frank Barabas Sr. and Carlene Wheeler Barabas.He graduated from East Haven High School n 1995 and went on to study a variety of trades including architecture, plumbing, electrical work, and he eventually completed trade school to become a capable heating and cooling technician.Frank was very social and made friends wherever he went. He was a jokester at heart, and his laughter almost always filled whatever room he was in. He would give you the shirt off his back and was always helping others however he could. He was friendly to all and loved riding with his friends. He loved Christmas and could be heard playing Christmas music while riding, regardless of the time of year. His love of family trumped everything else, though, and Frank was a family man. He was especially proud of his three sons, all of whom have grown into fine young men who are active members of the National Guard.
Besides his parents, Frank is survived by three sons, Frank, Alex and Joshua Barabas, all of Oakdale; his step son, Cody Dillon of Branford as well as Damien Benway; his
siblings  Lillian Lavenberg (Randy), Susan Palma (Todd), Cherie Jewell (Leonard) and Richard Barabas (April); Also survived by many foster brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and many other family members, honorary or otherwise.
Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Sunday from 4 to 9 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pio of  Pietrelcina Parish, at  the Church of Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven Monday morning at 11:00 am. Following interment in All Saints Cemetery, a celebration of Frank’s life will be held across from the Church at the Foxon Firehouse. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Frank’s family cover funeral expenses.

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LoriBeth Ranalli
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
To the Barabas family, I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss. Frank was one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever met. He lived life to the fullest and had no regrets. With deepest sympathy The Ranalli Family

Bernie Russo
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Frankie my brother, im still having a hard time processing this, we had some good times together, and if it werent for you i wouldnt have some of the brothers who I love today. I know you will be with us on every ride from here on out, wont just be on Sundays!!! We will continue to look out for the boys, you can count on that, you have my word. Rest easy my brother and ride on in heaven! I love you bro.

Robert & Ruth Langevin
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Barabas Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. May your Beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult time. We can’t even imagine the heartbreak that you’re going through. May the outpouring of love and sympathy and the kind actions of friends and strangers bring you comfort. And knowing that Frank was Loved by so many. Frank, brought Smiles & Laughter and a lot of happiness to many people. He will definitely be missed by all who loved him. Cherish and hold your memories that you have of Frank with hopes they bring you Peace and Closure. The Barabas Family, and Franks Friends, You are in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead of you .. Peace Be With You All ++

Debbi Barry
   Posted Sat August 03, 2019
Our sincere and most heartfelt condolences to the Barabas family. There are no words to express for this terrible heart breaking tragedy. Frank will be forever in our hearts and truly missed.

Debbi and Steve Barry

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