Eugene Farbanish


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 12, 2021
Norman Dean Home for Services, Inc.
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States
(973) 627-1880

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
66 Beach St.
Rockaway, New Jersey, United States

Interment with Military Honors

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
Quaker Avenue
Randolph, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Eugene S. Farbanish

Eugene S. Farbanish passed peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021. He shared 87 years of love and faith with his family. Friends and relatives may visit on Friday, November 12th from 4pm to 7pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services, Denville.  A Funeral Service will be held at his church, Saints Peter and Paul, 66 Beach St., Rockaway, NJ 07866 on Saturday, November 13th at 10 am.  Interment to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Randolph. Donations in his memory may be made to the good work of the American Cancer Society or to Sts. Peter & Paul Church by way of


Eugene was born on a sunny July day in 1934 to the late Stephen and Olga. He was raised in Denville, attending the Main St. Elementary School and graduating from Boonton HS.  After his schooling he proudly served our country from 1957-1959 with the US Army. Upon his honorable discharge he met Barbara Stephens and the rest was history. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and started a family of their own. They settled in Denville and have remained in the family home they had built for over 56 years.


Gene worked hard to provide a good life for his wife and kids.  He retired from Picattiny Arsenal as an engineer after decades of dedicated service. Retirement meant more time for traveling! Gene and Barbara were blessed to cruise and travel the world. They loved the adventures and exploring new places. The family traveled to Sanibel Island each year, a tradition which still occurs today. When he was home he loved antiquing and helping others with their own home projects.  Gene could fix anything and had the tools to do it.  Of course, his favorite title was that of “Papa” & “Grandpa”.  The sun rose and set on the grandchildren and he loved being with them. For Gene and Barbara, family is first always! He was a devoted husband, encouraging father and doting Papa.


Although his life has been full of blessings, Gene has had some heartache. Sadly, his son Wayne passed just a year ago. Although we are saddened by their passings we take comfort in knowing Wayne and Gene are together again watching over the Farbanish family with love.


Predeceased by his son Wayne; he leaves beautiful memories to his wife Barabra of 57 years; his children Lisa Perricane (Michael); and Brian Farbanish (Cheryl); his adored grandchildren William Woodard, Lyle and Rachel Antieau, Connor Perricane and Amanda, Lauren and Olivia Farbanish; his brother Robert Farbanish (Carol); his loyal canine Boomer; and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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