Marina R. Barone

marina barone
of Smithtown NY, beloved wife of the late Enrico Barone (passed away 1992) ; beloved mother of Marina Van of Sag Harbor NY and Mark 'Marcus' Barone' of Los Angeles CA and Orange Park Fl. ; beloved mother in law of Kristin Barone and beloved grandmother of Ryland Barone and Harper Barone. Beloved aunt of Joseph and Marie Lombardi of East Hampton NY and Rosina Paul of Jacksonville Florida. History Born in Brooklyn NY 1916, Attended PS 202 Elementary Schooland John Adams High School, both Brooklyn, NYMoved to Smithtown NY in 1955, 4 Gorham Lane and 9 Lower Rd. Occupations. -Dept. Store Interior design, and Local Smithtown, Suffolk County and Long Island Organization Leadership: -Long Island Sons of Italy Treasurer Headed 'Gift Of Life' Program St Francis Hospital Glen Cove NY under Nancy Reagan which brought a child from Italy for a heart operation. -President PTA 3 years Hauppauge High School, NY-President Parents Association Hauppauge, NY-Helped establish 1st County Wide High School Drug Counseling Programs for Suffolk County NY with Senator Robert F Kennedy. Received personal acknowledgment for her efforts from Senator Kennedy. -Officer of the Home Makers Extension Guild Smithown, NY -Member of the Smithown Hospital Guild -Member Rosary and Alter Society St Patricks RC Church Smithtown NYYouth Accomplishments -President of PTA of PS 202 Brooklyn NY-President of the Student Council John Adams High School Brooklyn NY Youth Project Member in the 1940s working for US Senator Jacob Javits, Attny General of NY, Louis J. Lefkowitz and Gov of NY. Herbert H Lehman.Hobbies Books, Poet, Artist, Musician and Singer and fine Italian Cooking.SportsBadminton, poker, and croquet.

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  1. Dearest Marina and Mark–Your mother was a great lady and your father was the man against whom I measured all other men. Your mom was a second mother to my brother and I; her loss is immeasurable and will be felt for the rest of our lives. Aunt Mamie knew how to make Christmas sparkle like no one else–oh, those dinners that lasted until Midnight!I first heard Handel’s Messiah while helping decorate your home for Christmas one year and have sung it at least 30 times since then with professional choruses. She shared her love of music with me and now I get to share it with so many others.Dion always made sure to take Aunt Mamie to dinner when he was in New York; or we’d call for take out. It made me very happy that she came to love Dion; we were glad to visit her as often as we could and always felt a warm welcome in her home. We’re thinking of you and will see you soon.

  2. Aunt Mamie was the Mother-in-Law I never had. She welcomed me into the family and treated me like a daughter-in-law. She said and did all the right things. She was a fine women, well versed in every subject that ever came up, and ‘hip’. We enjoyed playing cards, Put & Take, and we ‘enjoyed these days’ around Christmas. Aunt Mamie introduced my daughter and I to Christmas, Italian style. I was blessed to have spent 36 years with her and to have spent holidays with her. Aunt Mamie you will be in my heart forever.

  3. Love is forever with you. Blessings and Peace, the Phippard Family

  4. Heaven gained a beautiful angel! Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. I can’t help but smile on the inside when I think about the legacy she is leaving behind. You are your mother’s son, completely.

  6. Dear Sweet Aunt Mamie, You,my Mother and Aunt Lilly are together again. I bet you all are having a ball gossiping. Wish I could listen in.I will miss our telephone chats. You were always so happy when I called. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa and I will always love you. Joan

    • Such beautiful words Marina and your my Tottie were very special ladies, Lily also. May they rest in the sweetest peace.
      Gloria Delio Glickman
      Ursula Fiore’s daughter

  7. You will always be remembered in our hearts and prayers you brought joy love and the gift of friendship to all of us it was an honor to have you as our friend, I could always count on you to join in and sing the old time songs especially it’s a sin to tell a lie, you will always be remembered in my prayers, you will always be around us during mass crafts cards and entertainment, we will miss you darling marina,

  8. To my dear friend Marina,The love and kindness you gave to me, and to others, will always be remembered my dear friend. I will always cherish our friendship and you will have a special place in my heart forever.Love, Mary

  9. Marcus & Kristin, you have my deepest sympathy. May your mother rest in peace.You’ll be in my prayers. God Bless.

  10. FROM Edith Wharton’s THE AGE OF INNOCENCE ..My mother upon seeing my father again.’Its you, you who are telling me , opening my eyes to things Id looked at so long..that I ceased to see them..I only want to hear about know what you’ve been doing’

  11. Loving and kind in all her ways, upright and just to the end of her days. Sincere and true, in her days. Sincere and true, in her heart and mind, beautiful memories she leaves behind.Marina – Your friendship to Mom and all our family was and always will be very special. We will miss you beyond words. God bless you and keep you now with Him forever. Love, Debbie

  12. A true friend to our mom & family. Marina, you will be missed. God bless your soul & God bless your family.

  13. When Parish Outreach asked me to bring you the Holy Eucharist, you said it was fate that brought us together. Thank you for your wisdom, your friendship and your love.Rest in peace.

  14. We are here in NY for a day that we hoped would never come. I believed we would be here for your 100th birthday party. It’s hard to imagine not being able to pick up the phone and call you to chat about a movie on TV, the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Plaza, or the music for the symphony season in Jacksonville (you knew all of it. We could talk about anything for hours.I remember one Christmas when it started snowing–you said that Christmas snow is magical. And it still is to this day. You knew how to make every holiday special; and took such joy in sharing your love of Christmas with seniors in your own home. I decorated my desk at work for every occasion. We decorate the house for every holiday because of your example.As we had dinner tonight, Joe, Marie, Mark, Dion and I all realized that you are the last of your generation and now WE’RE the grown ups. As frightening as that sounds, we will hear your voice telling us to ‘be good’ and to ‘enjoy these days’ and we will find our way. We know we are loved.Say hi to everyone in Heaven for us–tell Grandpa, Uncle Henry, Mom, and Dad how wonderful Dion is. We won’t say goodbye, only, until we see you again.

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