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Max (Maximilian) Gray-Barquero

May 28, 2002 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 19)

Obituary

Con profunda tristeza en nuestros corazones, anunciamos que nuestro hijo, hermano, hermanastro y amor eterno, Max (Maximilian) Gray-Barquero, está descansando en paz. Max nos dejó inesperadamente el 1o. de noviembre de 2021.

Max nació en Somerville y creció en Bernardsville. Es hijo único de su madre, Laura Gray de Bernardsville, NJ y su padre, Javier Barquero de Perth Amboy, NJ. Además de sus padres, Max deja atrás al compañero de su madre, Luis Rojas; medio hermano, Jean Paul Barquero; hermanastros, Brianna Rojas, Christian Rojas y Valeria Carrion, Jose Carrion, y muchos otros familiares y amigos cariñosos.

Aunque solo tenía 19 años en el momento de partir, Max impactó a muchas personas durante su tiempo con nosotros. Era un amigo y compañero increíblemente leal, un atleta y compañero de equipo comprometido, y un hijo devoto.

A una edad muy temprana, Max encontró la pasión de su vida en las hojas blancas del papel de impresora de su madre y su juego de Crayola. Su amor por el arte creció con cada boceto, cada dibujo y cada pintura que hizo, lo que lo llevó a enlistarse en la Universidad de Rowan, en la licenciatura de Diseño Gráfico y Estudios de Animación. Sus cuadernillos de dibujo y su iPad estaban colmados de innumerables obras de arte y otros trabajos en progreso. Aspiraba a ser un artista de ilustraciones y animación quien constantemente afinaba su destreza, especialmente en cómics, dibujos animados y anime.

Max se graduó de Bernards High School en Bernardsville, NJ, donde brilló en el campo de fútbol americano como receptor abierto y apoyador, y recibió el balón el 1 de noviembre de 2019. Como capitán en su último año, Max fue nominado para el Heart of a Giant premio por su tremenda ética de trabajo y dedicación a su equipo.

Era un alma brillante, emitiendo su calidez a todos los que lo rodeaban y difundiendo su alegría ilimitada. Impactó la vida de todos aquellos a quienes tocó en sus corazones. Era un bromista con un corazón de oro y su sonrisa contagiosa iluminaba cualquier lugar.

Una vigilia está programada el sábado 6 de noviembre al anochecer (5:30 pm) en Bernardsville Polo Grounds. Todos los que deseen celebrar a Max son bienvenidos.

Cuoco Funeral and Cremation Services, Somerville, NJ ha sido encargada de los arreglos funerarios. La velación se llevará a cabo el domingo 7 de noviembre de 5:00 pm a 8:00 pm en Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, ubicada en 157 S Triangle Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844.

Las exequias se llevarán a cabo en Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, ubicada en 157 S Triangle Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844, el lunes 8 de noviembre a las 10:00 am. La misa se transmitirá en vivo (haga click aquí). La recepción será en la casa de la familia.

El entierro en el cementerio Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Si está pensando en suicidio, está preocupado por un amigo o un ser querido, o le gustaría recibir apoyo emocional, el Suicide Prevention Lifeline está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana en los EE. UU. al 1-800-273-8255.

En lugar de flores, pueden donar a nuestra parroquia, Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, 157 S Triangle Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844.

Si prefiere, también puede contribuir en línea a través de la página de GoFundMe.

English

With profound sadness in our hearts, we announce our son, brother, stepbrother, and amor eterno, Max (Maximilian) Gray-Barquero, is resting in peace. Max left us unexpectedly on November 1, 2021.

Max was born in Somerville and grew up in Bernardsville. He is the only child to mother, Laura Gray of Bernardsville, NJ and father, Javier Barquero of Perth Amboy, NJ. Besides his parents, Max leaves behind his mother’s partner, Luis Rojas; half brother, Jean Paul Barquero; step siblings, Brianna Rojas, Christian Rojas, and Valeria Carrion, Jose Carrion, and many other loving family members and friends.

Although only 19 at the time of his passing, Max affected many people during his time here with us. He was a fiercely loyal friend and companion, a committed athlete and teammate, and a devoted son.

At a very young age, Max found his life’s passion in the blank pages of his mom’s printer paper and his Crayola kit. His love for art grew with every sketch, drawing, and painting he did, leading him to pursue a Graphic Design and Animation Studies degree at Rowan University. His sketchbooks and iPad were filled with countless art pieces and works in progress. He was an aspiring illustrator and animator who was constantly expanding his skills especially in comics, cartoons, and anime.

Max is a graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ, where he shined on the football field as a wide receiver and linebacker, being awarded the game ball on November 1, 2019. As a captain his senior year, Max was nominated for the Heart of a Giant award for his tremendous work ethic and dedication to his team.

He was a brilliant soul, emitting his warmth to all those around him and spreading his never-ending joy. He impacted the lives of all those whose hearts he touched. He was a true jokester with a heart of gold and his infectious smile lit up any room he was in.

A candlelight vigil will begin on Saturday, November 6 at dusk (5:30 pm) at the Bernardsville Polo Grounds. All who wish to celebrate Max are welcome.

Cuoco Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 7, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, located at 157 S Triangle Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844. Refreshments will be provided.

Mass will be held at Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, located at 157 S Triangle Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844, on Monday, November 8 at 10:00 am. Mass will be livestreamed (click here). Repast will be at the family residence.

Internment will be at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, NJ.

If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 across the US at 1-800-273-8255.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to our parish, Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, 157 S Triangle Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844.

If you prefer, you can also contribute online via the GoFundMe page.

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Services

Vigil Service
Saturday
November 6, 2021

5:30 PM
Bernardsville Polo Gounds
141 Seney Drive
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Visitation
Sunday
November 7, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Church
157 S. Triangle Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Funeral Mass
Monday
November 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Church
157 S. Triangle Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Interment
Monday
November 8, 2021

11:45 PM
Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge

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