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Henry F. “Rico” Barone

 

Henry F. "Rico"

Henry F. “Rico”

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, January 31st from 9 – 11 a.m. in The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (route 107) Revere for Henry F. “Rico” Barone, who passed away peacefully with his loving family around him at 85 years after a brief illness. A funeral service will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.. Rico was born in the North End of Boston, his family later settled in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston. He was educated in the Boston Schools & attended Boston English High School. Like many people of his generation, he had to leave school to help support the family. In 1951 Rico enlisted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After proudly serving his country, Rico returned home March of 1953, he would wed his long time sweetheart, Lillian J. Garisto. They were married June of 1953. The couple settled in East Boston an soon began their family. During this time Rico was employed at Keystone Manufacturing in Dorchester, for nearly 20 years. He then began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, as a “Mail Handler”. Rico was known a dedicated family man, he loved being with his family and enjoying the time they shared together, but above all he loved being a grandfather & great grandfather. He is the devoted husband of Lillian J. (Garisto) Barone of Revere. He is the loving father of Linda M. Fogarty of Melrose & her late husband William Fogarty & Michael L. Barone & his wife Ann of Methuen. The cherished grandfather of Dale R. Cibene & his wife Allison, Danielle M. Farnsworth & Michael L. Barone all of Melrose & Lisa A. Barone of Methuen. He is the adored grandfather of Ella, Izzy, Will & Luke. He is the beloved brother of Vincent Barone & his wife Dorothy of Brockton and the late Minzy Barone, Louis “Chickie” Barone & Elisa Derby. Also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery (Middleton). Late Korean Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, MA & NH Chapter 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 31st, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 31st, at 11:15 a.m.

Interment

Oakdale Cemetery (Middleton)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, MA & NH Chapter 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

 

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  1. Maureen Damigella
    Jan 29 2015

    We love you Uncle Rico and will miss you more than we or anyone could have imagined. Life as we once knew it will never be the same without you in it. I hope you knew how much you were loved by all of us. Thank you for all your love and support throughout the years. We will always cherish the fond memories we have of you and you will live on forever in our hearts. May GOD grant you with eternal peace and may GOD bless Auntie Lill, cousins Linda & Michael and the entire family through this difficult time. We love all of you so very much and we are so deeply saddened. Love always, Maureen & Anthony

  2. Michael Barone
    Jan 29 2015

    My Grandfather was a wonderful man. I miss him so much. We were all very lucky to share some of our greatest memories together as a family with Papa Rico always laughing and smiling. I love you, Papa.

  3. Steven Ciambelli
    Jan 28 2015

    Rico was like the Brother my father never had..so many good memories growing up. He will be missed.

  4. Lisa DeGrandis & boys Peter, Max & Alex
    Jan 27 2015

    Lil,Linda,Michael & Family,

    So terribly sad to hear of Rico’s passing. May you find comfort during these difficult days knowing how loved he was to so many as well as his cherished family. May his contagious Smile, forever warm your hearts.
    Our Condolences to you all. Such a beautiful family he created.

  5. Tommy Beaudoin
    Jan 27 2015

    My condolences you all of you. He would brighten a room with his smile and sense of humor. A great person and a great family.

  6. Bob and Pam Ward
    Jan 27 2015

    Nana, Linda & Michael & family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Papa was a very sweet man who loved being surrounded by his family & taking it all in. Now you all will have a special angel looking over you forever.
    love,
    Pam & Bob

  7. Bob and Pam Ward
    Jan 27 2015

    NANA, LINDA & MICHAEL,
    WERE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PAPA WAS A VERY SWEET MAN WHO LOVED BEING SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY & TAKING IT ALL IN. NOW YOU ALL HAVE A SPECIAL ANGEL LOOKING OVER YOU FOREVER….
    LOVE,
    PAM AND BOB

  8. Maureen Damigella
    Jan 27 2015

    Dear Auntie Lill,Linda & Mike & the entire family, our hearts our broken and we love u all & are so sorry for the pain you are all feeling now. We loved Uncle Rico so much & life as we knew it will never be the same. He will live forever in our hearts. May God bless all of you always especially through this difficult time. RIP Uncle. Love always Reenie & Anthony

  9. Maureen Damigella
    Jan 27 2015

    We love you Uncle Rico and miss you more than anyone will ever know and life as we once knew it will never be the same without you in it. I hope and pray you knew how much you were loved by all of us. Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years. We will always cherish the fond memories we have of you and you will live on forever in our hearts. May God grant you with eternal peace and may God bless Auntie Lill, cousins Linda & Michael and the entire family through this sad & difficult time. We love you all and are so deeply saddened. With our heartfelt sympathy and all our love, Reenie & Anthony xoxo

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