Richard P. Barone, a physician, father, grandfather, and pillar of the Westchester Community, passed away peacefully on July 12th, 2021 at the age of 76.
Richard is survived by his wife, Rhonda Ruiz; his siblings, Anita Arguiarro, Barabara McEllen, and Arthur Barone; his children, Nicholas, Marino, Richard, Alexandra, and Kristen; and his grandchildren.
Richard was born on October 31st, 1944, to the late Arthur P. Barone and Anthoniette Chipardi in Brooklyn, New York. Richard attended Xaverian highschool and subsequently Wheeling Jesuit University in 1966 where he received a bachelor of science in Biology. Richard then went on to attend medical school at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. After returning to the states, Richard completed his residency and rheumatology fellowship at Interfaith Medical Center in 1976 and would settle in Westchester, New York, after establishing a private practice in New Rochelle, New York. Richard continued his work in various rheumatology clinics throughout the downstate area of New York and would eventually go on to become the medical director of the Helen and Michael Schaffer Extended Care Center of Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, New York in 1990. After dedicating years to the medical field and to Montefiore of New Rochelle, formerly Sound Shore Medical Center, Richard was named medical director of Montefiore of New Rochelle in 2013. Richard eventually retired in April of 2020, however his infatuation and dedication to the field of medicine persisted even after his retirement.
Richard’s love for his family was the only aspect of his life that superseded his medical profession. Richard was a dutiful and ever compassionate husband to his wife Rhonda for 30 years. He was a virtuous role model and loving father to his five children and truly gave them everything that he (could). Richard chose to live his life for the others around him and found happiness and solace in doing so. Richard will be remembered as much more than just a doctor or father, he will in fact live on in the people’s lives that he touched and the differences he made within the community he chose to dedicate his life to serving.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday 5-8pm at LLoyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10805. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
Community Engagement Director |New York
132 East 43rd Street, Suite 326
New York NY 10017