Joseph Barra

Joseph Barra

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1943 Saturday, May 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Joseph F. Barra

Joseph "Joe" Barra, 76, passed away on Saturday, May 16th due to a sudden illness surrounded by his two children at Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ.

Joe Barra was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY , and had lived in Staten Island, NY and Saddle River, NJ before coming to Point Pleasant Beach, NJ in 2001.

Joe was a loving husband, father, son, uncle, brother, grandfather and dear friend to everyone. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Sadie Barra; husband of the late Elaine (Giombarrese) Barra; father to son Jason Barra, daughter Marisa (Barra) Zora, son-in-law Nick Zora, sister Maryann Pontone, brother-in-law Andrew Pontone, late brother Nicky Barra, sister-in-law Carol (Giombarrese) Colao, brother-in-law Ben Colao, late father-in-law Manny Giombarrese, and late mother-in-law Adeline Giombarrese.

He will be greatly missed by his three granddaughters who put the sparkle in his eye: Elayna Barra (16), Leana Barra (14), Madelyn Zora (4), and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Joe Barra (as most people referred to him with his first and last name) loved being with his family and friends. Over the years, weekends were constantly filled with family parties, BBQs, dinners out, and get-togethers at the infamous "Elaine's Boat." You could often find him at Frankie's Bar in Point Pleasant where he would watch his favorite sports with some of his good friends while enjoying some cocktails.

Joe Barra also enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, and busting chops. He will be remembered as a loving family man, a great boss & partner, and a dear friend. He will also be remembered for his generosity, his kind words, and his infectious personality.

Joe Barra will be greatly missed by many people but most of all, he will be missed by his children.

We love and will miss our father, but we are happy that he is reunited with our mom again in heaven. Her 19 years of peace have come to an end. Joe Barra is about to enter heaven and it'll never be the same but we know she was there to greet him with open arms.

For those not able to visit at this time we truly understand. A memorial service will be set up to celebrate his life at a future date to be determined.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Colonial Funeral Home
    2819 Hylan Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY
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    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Interment

    Private Cremation

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Joan koidl

To the Barra children, Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your father,
and your childrens' grandfather. Joe was a great man with a smile and generosity for everyone who was filled with Kindness.
Anyone privileged to know him realizes the World has lost a Wonderful gentleman as Heaven welcomed JB on May 16th to see, ..once again all his loved ones who went before him. Sincerely, Joan Koidl
Comment | Posted at 10:09pm via Condolence

Ellen Vreeland

To the Barra Family,
We send our deepest sympathies to you for the loss of Joe. He could certainly light up a room when surrounded by his many friends and family. God bless all during this most difficult time.
Ellen and Jack Vreeland.
Comment | Posted at 12:50pm via Condolence

Evette Rivera

My deepest sympathy to Jason and Marisa. Your dad will be truly missed.
Love, Evette Rivera
Comment | Posted at 10:42pm via Condolence

Vinny and Euteva

Come and see, pointing excitedly with expressions of jubilee!
Just through that gate something waits.
It's not far, come you will see.
Follow me said, with glee!
Its great! Beyond chariots wait!
There's sounds of wings and pretty things,
don't worry it doesn't cost a thing.
The soft light sings come with me OVER THERE
Love Vinny and Euteva
Comment | Posted at 08:27pm via Condolence

Pattie Romano

We are so very sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal. He was a wonderful person with a big heart and will be missed. Love,
Anthony, Pattie and Christina Romano
Comment | Posted at 01:22pm via Condolence

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