Jack J. Barbera Jr., 82 died on August 9, 2016 at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth following a period of declining health. Born in Derby, Ct. on July 18, 1934 he was the son of Jack J. and Alba [Nardi] Barbera Sr.
Jack was raised in Seymour, Ct. where he attended school and was a graduate of Seymour High School. He graduated Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Following college, he taught classes in Industrial Arts at Glastonbury High School. For over 30 years he was employed in the wire and cable industry as Vice President of Sales for Time Fiber Communications and then as owner of Wallingford Wire and Cable. He and his wife Shirley retired to Holderness in 1999.
Jack was an avid sailor and he and his family spent summers cruising on their boat Sea Paws through New England waters. Known to some of his friends as WA1ZDV, he was an active ham radio operator for over 40 years. In his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking and carving. Over the last few years, Jack was very active in several car clubs going on tours and to cruise nights.
He is survived by his wife Shirley (Sarasin) Barbera of Holderness, two sons Todd Barbera and his wife Heidi Herlihy of Marblehead, Ma, and Bryan Barbera and his wife Okon Hwang of Glastonbury, Ct., four Grandchildren, two sisters Claudia Sullivan and Norma Barbera both of Vernon, Ct. and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Main Street in Ashland, NH on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:00am. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more information, go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com