Ruthann Barone of Newton, N.J., died Friday, July 9, 2021, at Newton Medical Center. She was 81.
Ruthann was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Harlem, N.Y., and raised in Bergenfield, N.J. She worked as a bookkeeper for Andersen and Vreeland for many years until her retirement at age 80 in November 2020. Ruthann was a longtime resident of Vernon, N.J., where she raised her family.
Ruthann was predeceased by her parents, William and Ruth (Muth) Pereira; husband, Peter Barone; son, Joseph Barone; and siblings, Bobby, Kenny, Frankie and Louise Pereira.
She is survived by her children, Michael Barone and wife, Brenda, Christine Barone, and Peter Barone; grandchildren, Jackie Costanzo and husband, Anthony, Matthew Barone and wife, Megan, Kaitlyn Barone, and Charles Williams; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Audrey, Juliet and Jill; her sister, Cindy Schlesinger and husband, Paul; brother, William Pereira and wife, Norie; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces.
Services are private under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton.
As Ruthann was always an avid supporter of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the family asks that memorial donations be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.