Frank Vitrano

April 24, 2019

Frank Vitrano, 85, of Waretown, NJ passed suddenly on April 24, 2019.  Born in Palermo Italy to his late parents, Frank and Giacinta Vitrano, he moved to Venezuela when he was 18 and emigrated to the US at the age of 28. He worked in the garment industry fine tuning his skills as a custom tailor, and ultimately became the owner of his own shop called “Frank of Roma” in Englewood, NJ where his reputation earned him the trust of families and famous individuals from near and far.

A resident of Saddle Brook and Totowa, NJ before relocating to Waretown, Frank enjoyed his retirement pursuing his love of photography, golfing, gardening, tending to his fig trees and most of all, spending time with his family and traveling between his homes in NJ and FL.

Predeceased by a son, Peter Vitrano, and three siblings, Carmella Vela, Mariana and Letizia Vitrano, he is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Rosemary Vitrano; two loving children, Claudia and husband Richard Englehardt, Robert Vitrano; two cherished grandchildren, Matthew and his fiancé Lauren and Anthony Englehardt; his brother, Andrea Vitrano.

Viewing Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2 to 6 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat. Mass offered Monday 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Barnegat. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Make a Wish Foundation appreciated. (

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