Liborio "Lebo"  Barbagallo
Died: Jan 8, 2018
 Lebo (Liborio) Barbagallo, Sr., age 84, of Hackettstown formerly of Long Valley, NJ died Monday, January 8, 2018 at Hackensack University Hospital, Hackensack, NJ.  Lebo was born February 18, 1933 in Manhattan, NY. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Nancy (DeRario) Barbagallo.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Violet Rose, his brother, Anthony and his sister, Verna “Tootsie” Manzi. 

He served proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  Lebo was previously employed by City of New York, Bronx, NY as an Auto Mechanic retiring several years ago. Lebo was a former member of the Long Valley Fire Department, was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Long Valley, NJ, the American Legion, Hackettstown, NJ, a devoted member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley and in his younger years he was a proud member of the Civil Air Patrol.    Lebo was an avid gardener, baker, he made his own wine and furniture, he was a true renaissance man.

He is survived by his beloved wife: Grace (Blasi-Morello) Barbagallo, his 3 sons, Liborio "Lee" Barbagallo Jr., Salvatore Barbagallo, Anthony Morello and wife Dawn, his 4 daughters, Josephine Hefferman and husband Sean, Donna Costano and husband Stephen. Melissa Baker and husband Thomas, Christina McLeavey and husband Thomas, 2 sisters, Lucille Brady, Rose Huggins, 13 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 11 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ. (**Please meet at church the morning of the fuenral) Following the mass the burial will be in Somerset Hills Cemetery, Basking Ridge.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, January 10 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hackensack UMC Foundation, John Theurer Cancer Center and Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, 160 Essex Street, Suite 101, Lodi, NJ 07644 in memory of Lebo.


Barbara Shaw
January 16th, 2018 8:19 am
Grace, So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Barbara Shaw
Charles D. Sicari
January 11th, 2018 8:03 pm
Dear Grace and Family My prayers are with you all. He was the greatest guy you would want to be around. He always made you laugh and I have many thoughts about him while we worked together, at the Bronx Shop on Zerega Avenue. He will surely be missed. Charley Sicari
Nancy Huggins Sicari
January 10th, 2018 8:12 am
May my sweet uncle Libo Rest in Peace. He was one of the nicest people in the word. You will be missed by many Thought and prayers to all.
Tom & Regina Lagarenne
January 9th, 2018 11:45 pm
Though it may be small comfort, I offer you all the following prayer which is always with me and which I share with those whom I know are in mourning. It expresses my fervent belief that you WILL see Lebo again, where the Son of God has gone, and there are many mansions and we will live in eternity. We give him back to You, O Lord, Who first gave him to us. And, as You did not lose him in the giving, So, we do not lose him in the return. And, while You prepare a place for us, As You have promised, Prepare us also for that happy place. Where You are, we wish also to be, With those we have lost in life. Amen
Judy Leier
January 9th, 2018 3:58 pm
Gracie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy
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