South Burlington - Eugene Frank Obbagy died January 21, 2017 at his home in South Burlington, having reached the age of 100 years. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Jennie, who predeceased him on January 28,1988.
Gene was born October 23,1917 in Garfield, New Jersey to Frank Obbagy and Margaret(Molnar) Obbagy. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 joining a pilot training program serving finally in Guam during World War II.
He then attended Seton Hall University under the G.I Bill, earning a B.A degree.
He married Jennie Kuziora settling in Wyckoff, New Jersey to raise their three children. After a work career Gene retired in 1982 eventually relocating to Vermont to be with his son, daugher-in-law and grandchildren. He had a special life with his extended family in Vermont.
He is survived by his children :Tom and Anne (Clavelle) Obbagy ; Kathy( Mark Surgies) ; Jane(Sheldon Ratnotsky).
Grandchildren and spouses : Justin and Julie Obbagy of Medfield, MA.; Eliza and Gaurav Rao of Chicago. Great grandchildren : Ellie and Sadie Obbagy and Jackson Rao. He will be missed by them. So long Grandpa !
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am,Friday, January 26 at St.Stephen's, Winooski.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Gene's memory can be made to St.Stephen's Church, 115 Barlow St., Winooski, Vt. 05404
Arrangements are under the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service.