Natale Gigliotti, 84, of Hamilton, passed away on August 2, 2022.
Born in Pedivigliano, Cosenza, Italy, he has been an area resident for the past 64 years. Natale was a baker and former manager of Barbero's Bakery in Trenton for 26 years, before opening his own bakery with his sons, Franca Bakery, also in Trenton, which was in business for 35 years. Natale enjoyed playing bocce with his friend, Joe, playing cards with his friends and favorite brother-in-law, Matteo, at the Napolitano Club on Butler St., and hanging out at Vincent's Pizza watching the soccer games. He was an avid hunter, and had an incredible green thumb. His garden was the size of a football field. Natale also loved spending summers down at the Jersey Shore where he would catch crabs to use in his famous crab sauce.
Son of the late Francesco and Francescina (Cristiano) Gigliotti, brother of the late Paolo, Salvatore, Corrado, and Antoinetta Gigliotti, and son-in-law of the late Pietro and Linda Barbiero, he is survived by his loving wife Franca (Barbiero) Gigliotti of Hamilton, who were just shy of their 60th wedding anniversary, his sons and daughters-in-law Francesco and Kelli Gigliotti of Florence, and Pietro and Michelle Gigliotti of Hamilton, his grandchildren, Francesco Natale Gigliotti, Peter Gigliotti, Anthony Gigliotti, and Matthew Gigliotti, great-grandchildren Christopher, Natalia, and Luca, his sister and brother-in-law Maria and Matteo Barbiero, his very special brother-in-law Piero Barbiero, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Raphael's Church 3500 South Broad Street Hamilton, NJ 08610. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home 2946 South Broad Street Hamilton, NJ 08610. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery 1200 Cedar Lane Hamilton, NJ 08610. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Condolences for the family can be left at www.knottscolonialfuneralhome.com.