In memory of
Agnes Marie Barone Former administrative assistant for Elizabeth Board of Ed. Agnes Marie Barone (nee Melchionna), age 57, passed away suddenly on July 8, 2020. The funeral is from the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave., Union, N.J., on Monday at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be at St. Genevieve Church, Elizabeth, N.J., at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Cremation is private. Visitation is Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home. For condolences or directions, please visit galantefh.com . Agnes was born in Union, and grew up in the Peterstown section of Elizabeth. Agnes loved her job as an adminstrative assistant for the Elizabeth Board of Education where she worked for 25 years. Agnes was blessed to have the love of her life, Emanuel Barone, at her side and their two beautiful children, Michael Barone and Angelina Barone Kurdyla; her son-in-law, Dane Kurdyla, was like a second son. Agnes was the first child of Antonio and Angelina (nee Bonaventura) Melchionna; sister of Rocco Melchionna, Anna Maria Melchionna Carofano, and Diana Melchionna Fava. Agnes greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren, Justin Barone (8), Vincent Kurdyla (2), and Santino Kurdyla (born June 8, 2020). Agnes cherished her time with her nephews, Nico, Antonio, and Raimondo. Agnes was a member of the Columbiettes and the Valatase Club. She is survived by countless family members and friends, who she adored spending time with. We will always remember Agnes with a smile on her face.
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