Silvio Fabbri
Thompson Memorial Home
310 Broad St.
Red Bank, NJ
Silvio Fabbri

AGE: 59 • Shrewsbury

Silvio Fabbri, 59, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He was born in Monte di Procida Italy and immigrated to the US in 1976. Silvio served in the Italian Navy on the Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian training ship. From 1976 to 1984 he worked in various pizzerias along the Jersey Shore honing his pizza making skills. In January 1984 Silvio began working for Umberto's Restaurant in Fair Haven. He and his brother Michele purchased the business in 1991 and operated it along with his family until the time of his death.

Silvio married his beloved wife MaryRose nee Katzer in 1987. He was an avid soccer fan continually following his favorite team Internazionale from Milan. Silvio had a knack for creating his own poetry which always put a smile on people's faces. He also had a unique gift of remembering peoples last names and upon entering Umberto's, that's how many were welcomed. He was a kind generous man who gave to all who expressed the need. A special town event or a family or friend in need, Silvio was there and did so without wanting anything in return. He loved the many friends he had made over the years at Umberto's, and that love was reciprocated by all. One of his great joys was teaching children the art of pizza making. During Super Storm Sandy, Silvio and Michele remained open without electricity using only gas to ensure that the people of Fair Haven, and surrounding towns and all emergency personnel had a hot meal when it was needed. Silvio was known as the unofficial welcoming committee to the newcomers of Fair Haven, many have recognized him as the first person they met after moving to town.

He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews. Silvio was predeceased by loving parents Antonio and Filomena Fabbri, He is survived by his wife MaryRose, His son Anthony, and future daughter in law Melanie DeFranco, his brother Michele and his wife Lucia, and his devoted nephew Tony.

Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St Red Bank, Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 11am at The Church of The Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, Burial will be private. Donations to Friends of Silvio, PO Box 8097, Red Bank, NJ 07701 are preferred.

Published by Asbury Park Press from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2014.
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Thanks for the great pizza & all the wonderful memories my grandchildren & I shared at Umberto's. We will never forget you!
Hallie Youssouf
November 30, 2020
He made the best cheese and sausage pizza I ever had.
I came from far away to have it.
The wonderful man with the wonderful pizza- may he be feeding those with him in paradise!
We miss him so much!
Lawrence DuBuske
November 24, 2019
Every day that I would visit, volunteer, or sail at River Rats, I would conclude my day with a hoagie (the best) from Umberto's. I never had to tell him how it should be prepared, he always knew my peculiar needs before I walked in the door. He would regale me about his days in the Merchant Marines. The very first day I met Silvio, he would tell me how he knows my sister's family including all 3 of my nephews and niece, complete with everyone's name. Always the warmest smile, always working 8am to midnight, I think the only time his family saw him was at work. A wonderful man and life, taken to heaven much too soon. You will always be missed. Thank you for supporting River Rats 50th anniversary in 2010. 2son the water at River Rts
Robert Grant
May 22, 2015
We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Sylvio. A man who will be sorely missed. May his memories live on in all who knew him may his soul live in eternal peace and joy and guide those in the days and years ahead.
The Labrecques
December 6, 2014
Silvio, you shall be missed, many thanks, for your smiles, your cheekiness and your down to earth hospitality ! we were along way from home ( Australia) and your family reached out to ours and helped ease the way with wonderful bowls of pasta and friendship........
R IP with much love The Bryan Family
R Bryan
December 3, 2014
Silvio will be missed. I will always remember the kindness he showed to my grandsons Henry & Teddy, He made out times together extra special.
Hallie Youssouf
December 3, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear of Silvio's passing! I have happy memories of taking the children to Umberto 's for the BEST pizza. But what made going to umberto' special was the warmth of the greeting from all the family. What a sad, sad loss. I hold you all up in prayer.
katherine yost
December 2, 2014
Our condolences to the family. We have known Silvio since he worked at Ummertos. He always asked about the health of my mother, and our daughter who knew him from high school. He will be missed terribly
Brigitte Marincsak
December 2, 2014
My wife and I loved Silvio and Umbertos. When ever we came to New Jersey to visit from Massachusetts where we live he would ask about my parents who are in their mid 90's and were long time customers at Umbertos. The best pizza I ever had from a prince among men. May he rest in eternal peace. With love...
Lawrence and Ilona DuBuske MD
Harvard, Massachusetts
Stanley and Josephine DuBuske
Lincroft, NJ
Lawrence DuBuske
December 2, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fabbri family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Silvio - you will be missed by all your friends in Fair Haven.
The DiReda's
December 1, 2014
I'll never forget the love and generosity you showed me over the past 17 years, you were one of the first people I met when my family and I moved to Fair Haven. I will remember forever your kindness when I was sick and that you made it your mission to get me healthy, your passing will leave quite a hole in my heart. I will love and miss you forever Silvio. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Erin Puck
December 1, 2014
My Dear Friend Silvio and his WONDERFUL FAMILY! I am so sorry. He will be VERY MISSED BY ME!! If there is ANYTHING I CAN DO! LOVE,APRIL
December 1, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Fabbri family May God give bring you all comfort in this sad time. We will always remember silvio and he great pizzas he made for us. Sincerely Casiano Family
December 1, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Frappi Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one, Silvio. We will always remember how you welcomed us every time we came in for pizza. You remember who we were even though we had moved away and only came back to FH once a year to visit family and friends and to go to Umberto's for pizza. We will never forget how you offered to pack up a pizza for us so that we could bring it back to Minnesota with us and we told you that it was a great idea but that it would work because we would eat it before we got to the airport. Condolences from our family to yours. Silvio will be missed.
Phil, Cassandra, Jessica, Matthew and our Grandchildren Bologna
November 30, 2014
I will never forget your generosity, Silvio, to our children when they were growing up. It takes a village, and you were always there. Love to the beautiful Fabbri family
Patricia Dumas
November 30, 2014
Deeply saddened to hear of Silvio's passing. What a lovely man. Always enjoyed shooting the breeze and remeniscing with him about Italia. A good and decent guy who will be greatly missed. My condolences to his wife and family.
Michael Paster
November 30, 2014
I live in Fair Haven during my boyhood and teen years 1983-1993 and went countless times to Umberto's (during school lunch hour or after dances or on weekends). I fondly remember Silvio's cheery 'Hang Loose" welcome. He was a fixture of life in Fair Haven. I am so sorry to hear of his untimely passing. Sending hopes to his family for peace and a lifetime of happy remembrances.
Sam Zager
November 30, 2014
Silivio will be missed more than can be put into words. He was a generous, caring and loving man. He passed doing what he loved most and at the place that was considered home to him. Many prayers to Mary and family.

Bob Savoth (Rumson Animal Control)
November 30, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear of Silvio's passing. May his light forever shine down on you.
Priscilla"Perk" Bahr
November 30, 2014
Silvio, you were and are Mr Fair Haven! You will be missed by all. May you rest in peace.
Karen Clark
November 30, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our heartfelt sympathies.
God Bless
Rest in peace
The Hessinger Family
November 30, 2014
From the very first time I meet Silvio in 1984 he put a smile on my face with his unique ability to no only remember my name every time I walked in his restaurant ... But my then girlfriend Tracy's , my brother's , my sister's... & All my friends names too from every conversation and story we would share with each other about the weekend before ... Who does that ? Silvio is the "only" person who I have come across in my entire life who had the ability to remember not only names , but people , places & things attached to those very same names. About a month ago was the last time I saw Sil & we still talk about stuff from 30 years ago & the best part is ... His memory of events in "my" life are at times more accurate then my own .... Amazing !

He was kind to my son and always asked how he was doing in school ... About baseball, Sil knew was important to him ... His batting average , what positions he was playing ... He Just took that extra minute to welcome him ... Special ! My son loved how Sil would always tell him he was to skinny and should eat more pizza. It was Sil's ability to make everyone feel unique in his place ... A very hard to find quality in a man ... Very old school. I will miss that. So:

See you on the other side Silvio Fabbri ...

Thank you for your kindness for we will all miss you !!!

James Fenn
James Fenn
November 30, 2014
May GOD bless You Silvio always.†
Joey Scalzo
November 30, 2014
Silvio will certainly be missed. He made the absolute best pizza in the entire area. I always look forward to going to Umberto's whenever I'm in the area. His face is the first thing you see when you go there. GOD bless you Silvio and family. †
Joey Scalzo
November 30, 2014
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