Feb. 19, 1925-Aug. 20, 2021
Menlo Park, California
Emmanuel Barbariol, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died on August 20. He was 96 at the time of his passing. Emmanuel was born to parents Steve and Rosa Barbariol who immigrated from Roveredo in Piano, Italy.
Emmanuel graduated from Sequoia High School in 1945. After graduation, he entered the seminary to prepare for priesthood. He served as a priest with the Salesians of Don Bosco from 1957 to 1974.
He showed an early aptitude for science and electronics, which set the stage for his later career at Varian in the 1980s.
Emmanuel was an active member of St. Raymond Catholic Church. He particularly enjoyed being a member of the choir for many years and made many friends.
Emmanuel was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marguerite; his sister, Mary Thiel of San Francisco; and his brother, Tarcisio Barbariol, of Menlo Park. He is survived by his brother Patrick Barbariol of Los Angeles; his nieces Agnès Mendelson of Atherton and Angela Barbariol of Duvall, WA; and his nephews, Vido and Manuel Thiel of San Francisco.
The family offers many thanks to the caregivers at Sunrise of Belmont for their expert care during his final years. A celebration of life was held at St. Raymond Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to The Salesians of Don Bosco. www.donboscowest.org