ONEONTA – (Nick) Barberio, 93, who taught in SUNY Oneonta’s Education Department for 30 years, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2018 at the Fox Nursing Home.
Nick was born on May 15, 1925 in Mohawk, the son of Carlo (“Charlie”) and Maria Barberio. As the first-generation son of an Italian immigrant family, Nick’s life was the embodiment of the American dream.
In 1943, he joined the Navy and saw combat aboard the U.S.S. Vincennes in the liberation of the Philippines, among other significant actions during WWII.