James Barone Obituary

James A. Barone
James A. Barone

August 1, 1929 - April 25, 2018
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Niantic- James Angelo Barone, 88, entered eternal rest on April 25, 2018. He was born August 1, 1929 at his grandparents’ home in New London, the son of the late Vincent J. and Mary Jane Siragusa Barone. He met his beloved wife, Madeline McCarthy, while attending square dances and they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 15th.
Although he always enjoyed travelling to new places, Niantic was his heart and home for his entire life. Shortly after their marriage, Jim and Madeline moved to Crescent Beach where they raised their family.
A graduate of Niantic Center School, he was a proud “Bulkeley Boy”, graduating in 1947. He attended Purdue University for one year but returned to Connecticut and graduated from UConn in 1951. After college, he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Grenadier.
His working career was spent in the trucking industry, first with Adley Express in New London, then with Burgmeyer Brothers, and finally with APA Transport Corporation, from which he retired.
Many enduring friendships were made through his participation in sports. He played American Legion baseball, was an avid tennis and volleyball player, runner, biker, golfer, and dog-walker.
He was a communicant of St. Agnes Church, a past president of The Hundred Club of Connecticut, a charter member of the Old Saybrook Racquet Club, a member of Black Hall Country Club, past board member of the Crescent Beach Association, and current member of the Burger King “Coffee Club”.
His retirement years were filled with winters in Florida, travelling, and being a fixture at Crescent Beach reading his library books, walking, socializing, and swimming in Niantic Bay from April thru November. He worked tirelessly on his goal of meeting at least one new person a day.
In addition to his wife, Madeline, he is survived by his son James M. (Mary) Barone and his daughters Linda (Dale) Leger and Nicolette (Reginald) White, his cherished grandchildren, Vincent, Jack, and James Barone and Ashlie and Luke Sobus. He is also survived by his sisters, Esther (Bob) Williams and Eleanor (Wayne) Goodrich and their families, his aunt, Rose Sabilia, his cousins, his in-laws, John (Judy) McCarthy, Patricia McCarthy and their families, and many dear long-time friends and neighbors who were like family to him.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers-in-law, Jacques Williams and Maurice (Bud) McCarthy, and his nephews, John Wiggin and Kevin Sherman.
He enjoyed life and all it had to offer, but especially his family and his friendships.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Ave., Niantic. Per his wishes, there are no calling hours. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street Niantic is in charge of arrangements.www.neilanfuneralhome.com




Mass of Christian Burial
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Ave.
Niantic , Connecticut United States 06357
Thursday, May 3, 2018
11:00 AM

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