Albert Barone

Albert J. Barone

1942 - 2021

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Albert Barone Of Rome N.Y. Passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday September 12, 2021, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rome on May 12th, 1942 To the late Paul and Helen Rado Barone. He grew up in Rome and attended Rome Free Academy graduating in 1960. He Married his High school Sweetheart Gloria Facchino on Sept 16th, 1961, a blessed union of 31 years, till her passing on March 30th. 1993. Al had a wonderful personality and a charming demeanor; he began honing his retail counter skills at a young age in his family’s neighborhood grocery store on west Thomas Street. After High school, he began his career in the automotive field working on the Parts Counter at The old Utica Gear machine shop and parts house. A few years later he was recruited by his future business partner Paul Lucci to go to work for Rome Unit Parts in 1965. He and Paul eventually took over the Business until they retired in 1994. Al was widely known by folks in the automotive circles as “Big Al, The Guy with the cigar”. Al was well known for his nonstop dry humor, an asset that proved invaluable when waiting on a frustrated customer. You may have walked in to Rome Units with a huge mechanical problem on your mind, but you left with the right parts, a smile and a chuckle in your breath. Al was also a very clever and inventive hobbyist, a trait he inherited from his Father Paul. Al created many handy devices for use around the house, some, many years ahead of their time. He was also a wonderful builder of scenery. He once constructed the facade of an entire Maine Fishing village surrounding his pool, complete with docks, stores, a life size pirate ship and a Sea Plane! On birthdays and Christmas he would treat his family to a variety of incredibly creative Gag gifts based on their personality or recent events in their life. Al is survived by his longtime companion Cindy Soares, a Daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Joseph Fusco Jr a Grandson Joseph III (Cassandra) Fusco , a son and daughter in law David and Karen Barone, and their daughters Lacey (PJ) Magnanti, and Lindsay (Richard) Regan, along with his cherished Great Grandchildren Joseph Fusco IV, Jullianna Fusco, Stephen Magnanti, brother and sister in law Guy and Eleanor Ferlo, brother in Law Frank Jones and cousin Mary Grace Pettonella of Utica. As well as several nieces’ and nephews. He was predeceased by his Parents, a Brother Salvatore Barone, Sister Mary Ann Kimmel, sister in-law Arleen Jones. Brothers in law Ted Gwyther, Robert Kimmel and Vic Facchino and his wife Jennie, a niece Jo Ann Ferlo, and nephews Eddie Gwyther , Brad Jones and great nephew Brad Jones Jr. The family wishes to give a special thank you to the folks at Hospice care and Father Paul Angelicchio for all their caring support. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick St., Rome NY 13440. Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. Georg St., Rome, on Tuesday, September 14th from 4-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider a donation in Albert’s memory to the Kevin Uvanni Foundation.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Nunn and Harper Funeral Home Inc. - Rome
418 N. George Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-8500

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
St. John The Baptist Church
E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States


St. Mary's Cemetery Rome
1106 W. Liberty St.
Rome, New York, United States