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Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Barbrie, III

Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Barbrie, III, 69, of Pittston, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Nick lived most of his life in Pittston, Pennsylvania and was a well-traveled citizen of the world. He was the eldest son of the late Nicholas Joseph Barbrie II and Gloria Louise Moulico Barbrie, loving brother to Christine, David, William, Deborah, Michael, Wendy, and Lorna, son-in-law of the late Frank and Marie Kozik, and brother-in-law of Brenda Kozik.

“The Galloping Ghost from the Barbrie Coast” was known for his resilience, courage, and perseverance. He served with valor in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, regularly hitch-hiked his way across five states in courtship of his wife of 49 years, Gail Rose, and lovingly raised three amazing Barbrie men, Nicholas, Frank, and Anthony.

A stalwart elected constable of Pittston, devoted member of St. Joseph Marello Parish and choir,

and Knight of Columbus, Nick was a tireless community leader. He flew a plane by feel alone, entertained Cardinals and Bishops, pinned championship wrestlers, knocked a boxer out of the ring with one punch , and wrangled the best deal in town all while beautifully serenading with accordion and tenor.

Nick’s love for life was second only to his devotion to Gail, his boys, and his treasured grandchildren, Alisa, Luna, Anthony Jr., and Markus. His talents were endless, his energy boundless, and his love limitless.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Friends may call Friday, July 2, 2021, from 5pm to 8pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Interment with Military Honors in Saint Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council #16071, c/o 237 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

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Marcia Feinberg
Marcia Feinberg
Jul 04, 2022

Dear Gail and Family,

Our most sincere condolences. It is the 1st anniversary and we still think of and miss Nick. He was always kind and generous to us. Marcia and Rich


Jul 06, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Debbie only saw the obituary today or else we would've contacted you sooner.

Nick was one of the funniest and warmest people I've known. He always made me smile with his jokes.

Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers during this most difficult of times.


Jul 05, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Nick's sister Chris and remember them well. He certainly became a wonderful and loving man. God bless you all and praying for peace for you all.


Jul 03, 2021

Gail and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know Nick from choir and I have to say he was the energy and the light up here in the choir loft . He was bigger than life and we'll miss him dearly. God bless may he rest in peace.

Diana Aita Danbury


Jul 03, 2021

Gail, myself and family send deepest condolences to the whole Barberi family. Hopes for finding peace to you all.


Diane, Michael, Chris

and Amber Alba


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