In Memoriam: Longtime Fair Havenite Frank Marascio, 68

Longtime Fair Havenite Frank Marascio “was called home to be in eternal light with his creator” on Friday, Jan. 26. He was 68.

Born to Vito and Amelia Marascio in Long Branch, Frank grew up in Fair Haven, attending Fair Haven schools.

“Despite neuro muscular difficulties, Frank consistently beat all odds, graduating from the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, then earning his B.A. in Psychology from Trenton State College.

He developed a keen interest in the work of Carl Jung and a fondness for musical theatre favorites such as ‘Evita’ while also dominating the pizza and tomato pie eating
contests of south Jersey.

“After graduation, Frank gave back to his alma mater and volunteered at the college for many years. He also worked at the ARC of Monmouth and at Marshall’s in Shrewsbury, where he made many lifelong friends.

“Frank was devoted to his Catholic faith, studying its history and all of the Saints. It was his deep faith and love for his Lord that carried him through his survival from a fateful accident. Beating odds once again, Frank re-learned how to walk, talk, read and write. Though his life was forever changed, his spirit and soul were not.

“Frank was the best joke-teller you’d ever meet, whilst mastering calculus equations, crossword puzzles, chess games, collecting Lionel trains and relishing a good soppressata and sharp provolone. Frank spread light and joy with his warmth, kindness and generosity. Through his struggles and trials in life,
Frank remained faithful.”

Loved ones of Frank Marascio in his obituary

Predeceased by his parents, Frank is survived by: his sister, Judith George and her husband, Larry; his niece, Christine Marie George; his nephew, David L. George; and his great-niece, Adrianna.

Visiting hours are set for Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Red Bank.

To honor Frankie’s valiant spirit, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via John E. Day Funeral Home