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August 14, 2023
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Frank (Francesco) Torchia, 73, of Eatontown, passed away on August 14, 2023. Born on July 18, 1950, in Miglierina, Italy, he was a lifelong resident of Long Branch and Eatontown. After graduating from Long Branch High School, Frank dedicated five years of his life to serving honorably in the Army. He was proud of his military associations and the skills he acquired during his service.
Following his military service, Frank pursued a career as an Air Conditioning and Heating Mechanic. He worked at Monmouth Park Racetrack until his retirement in 2015 and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local, Union 9. Frank was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in West Long Branch, NJ, where he found solace and community. In his free time, Frank enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family and friends, and taking trips to Atlantic City.
Frank was a loving man, known for his sense of humor and loyalty. He was everything to everybody, always there to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his sister, Rosina Morello, and her spouse Antonio Morello: his sister, Antonietta Marsico, his brother Pompeo “Pompy” Torchia and spouse Linda Torchia; his sister, Angelina Henschel, and her spouse, Doug Henschel: foster daughter Nanci Profetto and a host loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Felice Torchia; his mother, Brigida Torchia; his brother, Anthony Torchia; his brother-in-law, Sal Marsico and his nephew Frank Morello.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2024 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Entomebment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence through the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
Frank will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His kindness, humor, and unwavering presence will forever be remembered.