A.J. "Duke" Barone was born on September 16, 1927 to parents Giovanni and Maniscalchi Barone. He was born in Thomasville Connecticut and was raised in Yonkers, New York with his 6 siblings; Salvatore, Jerry, Charles, Ann, Josephine and Lillian who are all now deceased.
He enlisted and served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. Following his Honorable Discharge he began a lifelong career as a Tool Repairman at General Motors' Tarrytown, NY plant and retired after 39 productive years.
In 1946 he married Irene Bohack. This happy union of 46 years produced 5 sons and 1 daughter.
John (Kathy) Barone have 2 children and live in Florida
Alan ( Denise) Barone have 5 children and live in Brewster, NY.
Nancy Barone Fuducia, has 2 children and lives in Fishkill, N.Y.
Charles (Mary Jo) Barone have 2 children live in phoenix, AZ.
Thomas Barone has 3 children and lives in Georgia.
Michael ( Susan) Barone have 3 children and lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
He served as a Peekskill Auxillary Policeman and was a dependable election board member.
After his retirement they moved to Florida where he lived for several years with son John and his family doing what he enjoyed; caring for the horses, landscaping and gardening.
Widowed in 1995 he moved to Pine, AZ in 1997 and lived a farmer's life. In October of 1999 he and Josephine Carelli were married. He was a devoted husband and stepfather to her grown children Frank, Mary Jo and Christina.
For health reasons they moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he lived content for the remainder of his life with his wife, his 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He has 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
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