Francesco P. Bivona

Francesco P. Bivona

AGE: 88 • Monroe

Francesco P. Bivona, 88, of Monroe passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Palermo, Sicily he resided most of his life in New Brunswick. A loving man with gifted golden hands for his passion of the art of sewing, he inspired his family and friends spiritually. A poet at heart, he enjoyed singing in his native Italian language and entertaining his loved ones.

He is survived by his loving wife, Caterina (Furnari); his three children, Rose Fassi and her husband Peter of North Brunswick, Lia Valentino of Franklin Park, and Aldo Bivona and Jessy of Puerto Rico; his eight grandchildren, Daniela, Peter Jr., Marisa, Fabio, Lisa, Frankie, Aldo Jr. and Nina; and three great grandchildren, Eliezer, Leonardo, and Celina.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 North Main Street-at Riva Ave, Milltown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, North Brunswick. Entombment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Bivona family. You may sign the "obituary" email "guestbook" at

Funeral Home

Crabiel Home for Funerals
170 North Main Street Milltown, NJ 08850
(732) 828-1331

Published in Home News Tribune on July 4, 2012