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“Janet: I just found out about Rich's passing thru a Christmas card from a fellow NY Rand/World Color Sales rep. I worked with Rich in the NY...Read More »
1 of 85 | Posted by: Jill Taylor - Columbus, OH

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle,Rich and I worked together for many years. He talked about you all the time, it was clear what a wonderful family...Read More »
2 of 85 | Posted by: Kathy Murray - Lunenburg, MA

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle; We were saddened to hear of Richie's passing. His smile and laughter will always be remembered in our hearts. ...Read More »
3 of 85 | Posted by: Dick and Cheri Halstead - IN

“I had known Rich off-and-on professionally for something like 30 years. Technically, we were competitors in print sales to publishers but always...Read More »
4 of 85 | Posted by: Joseph Braff - Bay Shore, NY

“We are so sad to hear of Richie's passing. We graduated with him from Mineola High School in 1970, and remember him wih love. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 85 | Posted by: Pat Massaro Whitaker - CT

“dear janet Helen called me this morning and told of Richards passing.There are no words to express how depely sorry i am,for both you and the girls...Read More »
6 of 85 | Posted by: janice grant - warwick, RI

“Janet: Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. We offer you and your family our sincere condolences. Shirley and Richard Becker ”
7 of 85 | Posted by: Shirley and Richard Becker - CT

“I worked with Rich for many years. No matter what the business issue, he would always interject updates on his family. Family, Baseball, and Coaching...Read More »
8 of 85 | Posted by: Paul Cumisky - Massapequa, NY

“Every once in a while you meet a person who always wears a smile, is warm and loving, full of funny stories and you just feel better when he is...Read More »
9 of 85 | Posted by: Fiorella deLima - Throggs Neck, NY

“To the Barone Family: I was so saddened to hear of Rich passing away. I think I had known him for more than 30 years through the publishing and...Read More »
10 of 85 | Posted by: Della Mancuso - Geneva, NY

“Rich was everything we all strive to be: doting parent, loving partner, and alway a kind and thoughtful friend. He was such a pleasure to work with....Read More »
11 of 85 | Posted by: Contractors Register - NY

“Dear Janet, I was so sad to learn of Rich's passing. Although it's been over 30 years since I've seen him, my memories of his warmth and wonderful...Read More »
12 of 85 | Posted by: Denise Kirschbaum - Largo, FL

“Dear Barone Family,Sorry to hear of you loss. Rich's warm smile will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Linda-Josie-Doris ”
13 of 85 | Posted by: Linda Pomes - Milford, CT

“I have only known Rich for the last summer, but I can tell you that it was like knowing him for a lifetime. He was an interesting guy who I could...Read More »
14 of 85 | Posted by: John Bailey - Shelton, CT

“Janet, Marisa and Rochelle, Our heartfelt sympathy to you at this time of loss. Rich's sense of humor and humanity are rare and we will all miss...Read More »
15 of 85 | Posted by: Eileen & Ron Salamon - Stratford, CT

“Janet,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Karen ”
16 of 85 | Posted by: Karen Yakabowskas - Seymour, CT

“Rich was a friend from Mineola High. My condolences. ”
17 of 85 | Posted by: Greg Thiel - Edison, NJ

“Dear Janet, Marissa and Richelle, We will always remember Rich's sense of humor, infectious laugh and his love and pride for his family. We hadn't...Read More »
18 of 85 | Posted by: Dianne and Mikey Jabbour - NY

“Janet, I just want you to know that you and the girls have been in my thoughts and prayers over the last several days. I only wish there was...Read More »
19 of 85 | Posted by: Amy Flynn - Fairfield, CT

“Janet - I am so sorry for your and the girls loss, and equally sorry that I could not be there. Words at a time like this are difficult, but know...Read More »
20 of 85 | Posted by: Gary Armstrong III - Versailles, KY

“janet and daughters ,sorry for you lost my prays are with yous. to a wonderfull man. god watch over your family. sandy doyle and family ”
21 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Janet, It was with great sadness that I learned of Rich's passing. While it had been many years since I'd seen Rich, I was always able to keep...Read More »
22 of 85 | Posted by: Pat Murphy - Severna Park, MD

“Janet, Marisa and Richelle,I'm so sorry to hear about your husband/father. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you. Rich was always so happy...Read More »
23 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Fond memories of working together in the Personnel Office at Rand McNally's book manufacturing plant in Taunton, Massachusetts before Rich moved on...Read More »
24 of 85 | Posted by: Dick and Roberta Shafer - Taunton, MA

“We will remember you always, RIch.Nadine ”
25 of 85 | Posted by: Nadine Britt - Babylon, NY

“Dear Barone Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We saw him around town often (grocery store, Warde HS) and he...Read More »
26 of 85 | Posted by: Linda, Michael, Anthony & Maria Miller - CT

“Janet, Marisa, and Richelle,My deepest sympathy to you. Rich's smiling face was always one of the highlights of coming back to New England! I wish...Read More »
27 of 85 | Posted by: - Aurora, CO

“Janet, Marisa, and RichelleWe were saddened to hear about Rich's passing. We will always remember his love for life and for his family, as well as...Read More »
28 of 85 | Posted by: Mark Stepsis - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Janet, Marisa, and Richelle, We were so sorry to hear of Rich’s sudden passing. There are no words to ease the pain caused by the loss...Read More »
29 of 85 | Posted by: Cindy Ficalora - Fairfield, CT

“i was shocked to hear the news. Richie was always a pleasure to be around, always the guy to lift your spirit no matter what. i will miss him. ”
30 of 85 | Posted by: Bob Mega - CT

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle - We are so shocked and saddened by the news of the loss of Rich. Fond memories of him - such a friendly, great guy! ...Read More »
31 of 85 | Posted by: Lynn Grandchamp - Easton, CT

“A very sad loss indeed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Janet & family ”
32 of 85 | Posted by: Tammy Martin - Fairfield, CT

“I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Barone. I will always have fond memories of him. --Josh Segal ”
33 of 85 | Posted by: Josh Segal - Gambier, OH

“Dear Janet, Meredith and I are truly sorry to hear of Rich's passing. It was much too soon. Rich and I and Dick Jirout had many happy times together...Read More »
34 of 85 | Posted by: Gary Armstrong - NH

“With greatest sympathy to you all, Rich was a fine man and so proud of his family. ”
35 of 85 | Posted by: Kathy Torre - Princeton, NJ

“On behalf of all of his fellow BR Printers employees, I'd like to send our condolences. From the moment I first met Rich he was full of life and you...Read More »
36 of 85 | Posted by: Adam DeMaestri - Monte Sereno, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
37 of 85 | Posted by: Carina Follante - San Jose, CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. John Favat ”
38 of 85 | Posted by: John Favat - Gibbsboro, NJ

“Janet, So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
39 of 85 | Posted by: Christine Clark - Wheatland, PA

“Janet, Marisa and Richelle - I am so sad to hear about your husband/dad. It is a reminder of how precious every day is. The few times I have been...Read More »
40 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Janet, Marisa, and Richelle. My deepest sympathy. I know Rich was a good husband and father and I am deeply saddened and shocked by your loss....Read More »
41 of 85 | Posted by: Rob Roy - Taunton, MA

“Rich was a great guy, very friendly and honest. I really can't believe the news today. I miss my friend and co-worker already. ”
42 of 85 | Posted by: Steven McMillian - Hightstown, NJ

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richella I only had the pleasure of knowing Rich for a short period of time. I spent a lot of time recently with him and...Read More »
43 of 85 | Posted by: Hugh Loveless - Redwood City, CA

“Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
44 of 85 | Posted by: Renee Barnes - Portland, OR

“Dear Janet, Marissa & Richelle,We are so sad to hear the news of Rich passing. We will always remember his smile, his garden, his yankees, but most...Read More »
45 of 85 | Posted by: The Jagoe Family - Fairfield, CT

“Janet, Marisa, Richelle,I have no words to express the sadness I feel upon hearing of Richs' passing. He was such a wonderful man, one of the best I...Read More »
46 of 85 | Posted by: Bud Hyman Hyman - Stratford, CT

“Rich left a legacy of funny stories, laughter and smiles. I was lucky to know him and be his friend. He will be missed and thankfully memories of...Read More »
47 of 85 | Posted by: Nadine Britt - Babylon, NY

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle I am sorry that we haven't seen each other in a while with our children growing older. We were shocked and sad to...Read More »
48 of 85 | Posted by: Mary Byrnes and Richard McGeady, Harrison, - CT

“Janet,I was so sorry to hear about Rich's passing. I remember Rich fondly, especially what a proud father he was. I also remember the Christmas card...Read More »
49 of 85 | Posted by: Anne Steers - Trumbull, CT

“Janet, Marisa and Richelle. We are so sorry and so sad to hear of Rich's passing. He was one of the nicest guys we have ever met. You will be in...Read More »
50 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“janet marisa and richelle i am so deeply sorry for your great loss rich was a great guy and a very devoted father he will be misses so much i still...Read More »
51 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet AND FAMILY, Reggie and I are so sorry to hear of Richies passing....Our thoughts and love are with all of you. Sandi & Reggie ”
52 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and always. The von der Linden Family ”
53 of 85 | Posted by: Gretchen von der Linden - CT

“We simply cannot believe it, we are all left speechless and devastated. Rich will ALWAYS be alive in spirit, he will be around us all, especially...Read More »
54 of 85 | Posted by: Isobel Hyman - Fairfield, CT

“Janet: I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. You and the girls are in my prayers. My deepest condolences to you all. ”
55 of 85 | Posted by: Debbie Lancia - West Warwick, RI

“Janet, Marisa & Richelle, so very sad to hear about Richard's passing. He always was supportive during all those girl scout meetings at your house. ...Read More »
56 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences to the Barone Family. Rich will be missed very much. ”
57 of 85 | Posted by: Tracey Clarke - Oakdale, NY

“Dear Janet, Marisa and Richelle, We are deeply saddened by the news of Rich's passing. It was always a pleasure to see Rich - - he had a smile...Read More »
58 of 85 | Posted by: The Ihlefeld Family - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Janet,Marisa and Richella,I'm sorry to hear of Richie's passin'.I know he loved you all very much.He always spoke of his family with such love...Read More »
59 of 85 | Posted by: Eddie Duffy - lancaster, CA

“Dear Janet, I was taken by surprise when I received the news of Richie passin'.My prayers go out for you and your girls today.I know that Richie was...Read More »
60 of 85 | Posted by: Eddie Duffy - lancaster, CA

“Janet, so sorry to hear about Rich...always thought the world of him....he loved and cherished you and the girls....will be praying for all of you...Read More »
61 of 85 | Posted by: Debbie Slatten - Versailles, KY

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
62 of 85 | Posted by: The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home - CT

“I am so very sorry to hear of Rich passing , Rich and I worked together in Sales in New York, Greenwich and lastley North Haven and we certainly had...Read More »
63 of 85 | Posted by: Tony Holley - Hamden, CT - Friend

“So sorry for your loss.Worked with Rich at Rand McNally.Always had a smile and a good word for everyone. ”
64 of 85 | Posted by: Michael Eckman - Wareham, MA

“I also went to MHS & graduated with Richie. I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with his family. ”
65 of 85 | Posted by: Nancy Frykholm Tornquist - Parker, CO

“We are so sorry for the lose of your husband and father. Rich was, as well as you all, like part of our family. He was a great loving and caring man....Read More »
66 of 85 | Posted by: John, Cindy, Christina Resendes - MA


67 of 85 | Posted by: Rachel Schmidt - Richmond, VA

“We are so sorry to hear the news of Rich's passing. We always enjoyed being around him on the soccer sidelines. With love & prayers, Mary,...Read More »
68 of 85 | Posted by: Mary Bentley - Fairfield, CT

“We miss you. Go Mineola Mustages class of 1970Dave Hom ”
69 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

Eddie & Peggy Duffy “Richie was always a good guy to have around.When played ball together or cuttin' class and goin' to the Greek,he was always upbeat. I was speakin'...Read More »
70 of 85 | Posted by: eddie duffy - lancaster, CA

“Dear Janet, Marisa, and Richelle, So sorry to hear of your loss-may you find comfort in knowing that your friends and neighbors send their...Read More »
71 of 85 | Posted by: Susan Levinson - Fairfield, CT

“Janet: We are so sorry to learn of Richie's passing. An occurrence in life such as this is so inexplicable. We realize that it has been many...Read More »
72 of 85 | Posted by: Larry Gallo, Jr. - Chapel Hill, NC

“Dear Janet,Marisa, and Richele, We are so saddened and stunned by the news of Rich's sudden death. May memories sustain you in the days ahead. ...Read More »
73 of 85 | Posted by: Lenora Harris-Field - Farifield, CT

“Rich was an all around good guy. He was funny and kind! Amy Zajac ”
74 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Shocked to hear the news of Richie's passing. My thoughts are with you Janet and Family. Rich was one of us,,,,,,,Boys of Summer Gary Point ”
75 of 85 | Posted by: Gary Point - Barrington, RI

“More proof that only the good die young. Seeing him at the reunion was a blast. After 40 years was the same light in his laughter. He was so proud of...Read More »
76 of 85 | Posted by: Pam Cartledge - Mill Neck, NY

“Dear Janet, Marissa and Rochelle, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich was such a wonderful man, and we feel privileged to have known him. ...Read More »
77 of 85 | Posted by: Lisa and Jeff Clair - Fairfield, CT

“I went to MHS with Rich. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time! RIP Rich ”
78 of 85 | Posted by: Carol Sienkiewicz - Poart Richey, FL

“I just received an email hearing about Richie, I'm so sorry. Richie and I were good friends back when we were in high school in Mineola. We just...Read More »
79 of 85 | Posted by: Paul Nelson - Pleasantville, NY

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Richie was special to us all. Out of my love and respect for him, I will fully support his Yankees and...Read More »
80 of 85 | Posted by: Ken Segal - Marblehead, MA

“So many prayers go to your family. I too was a classmate of Richards from MHS.Love to you all. ”
81 of 85 | Posted by: Laura Sheridan Moyse

“Dear Janet, Richelle and Marissa,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tracie, Tony, Alex and Katie Rigione ”
82 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts are with you Janet, Marissa and Richelle.Doug, Meg, Andy & Tim Jones ”
83 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Barone FamilyI went to high school with your dad and we went together to our high school reunion and he like always was full of life and...Read More »
84 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet, Marisa and Richelle...I am so very sorry to hear about Richie. I will never forget his contagious smile and his humor. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
85 of 85 | Posted by: Cathy Vian Sharpe - Parker, CO


BARONE Richard J. Barone, age 60, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Born in Astoria, Queens on June 20, 1952 to Rose and Carmine Barone, he is survived by his wife Janet, his two daughters Marisa and Richelle, and his sister Sue Barone. He graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1974 and made his lifelong career in sales. Rich was known for his genuine love for people and his sense of humor which permeated every aspect of his life. He will be remembered as a loving father, a devoted husband, an active member of First Church Congregational, a girls' softball coach, an avid golfer, a diehard Yankee fan, a hard worker, and a friend to all. A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11 am at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 4-8pm in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Donations in honor of Rich's memory, for the benefit of Fairfield Little League Girls' Softball, P.O. Box 264, Fairfield, CT, 06824. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com.

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