Peter E. Barna
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AGE: 86 • Somerville
Peter E. Barna, 86, passed September 11, 2013 at his home in Somerville, where he was a lifelong resident.
He leaves his beloved wife of 59 years, Lillian; his sons, Peter and Robert; his daughters, Claudia Eichinger and Colleen Colonna and her husband James; his grandchildren Frank, Christina and Peter; and many close friends. He also leaves a sister Audrey DeLuca. He was predeceased by siblings Joseph, George, Helen, Mary, Anita and Nancy.
In addition to serving his country in the US Army, Peter also was an active member of the Somerville Fire Department Lincoln Hose Company No. 4, where he was elected Treasurer, a position he proudly held for many years. In addition Peter was a member and served as an usher of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.
Peter was a hobbyist with a passion for coin and stamp collecting. He also enjoyed many years as a Little League coach and remained a baseball fan supporting the New York Yankees. His love of horse racing led to many Saturday afternoons on the bleachers at the Monmouth Racetrack.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Funeral services will begin 8:30am at the funeral home on Saturday, September 14, 2013 followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Peter to the Somerville Lincoln Hose Company # 4, Somerville Rescue Squad and Immaculate Conception Church.
Published in Courier News on Sept. 12, 2013