Karen Jean Barone, a life-long resident of Greenwich, CT died on May 29th, 2022 at the age of
65. Karen passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital after a long illness.
Karen was born on January 29th, 1957 in Greenwich, CT to the late Albert Barone, Sr. and Anna
(Polestra) Barone. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1975 and from St. Vincent’s
School of Nursing in Bridgeport in 1978. Karen worked as a Registered Nurse in Maternity at
Greenwich Hospital for approximately 35 years. She helped care for babies in the nursery and
prepared many first-time parents to take on the role of raising children by teaching Lamaze
childbirth classes through the Tender Beginnings Program. In her spare time Karen also
crocheted blankets and hats for babies being cared for at the NICU of Greenwich Hospital.
A devoted New York Yankees fan, Karen also enjoyed baking, photography, reading, travelling,
the theater, shopping, caring for others and simply hanging out in downtown Old Greenwich, at
the beaches or near bodies of water. Karen was a longtime member of St. Catherine of Siena
Church in Riverside, and fueled by her passion for volunteering, taught religious education
classes to youth at the Parish for many years.
Karen is survived by her sister Linda Barone of Stamford, CT and her brother Albert Barone, Jr.,
her sister-in-law Diane Barone, her niece Alyssa Barone and her nephew, Alexander Barone, all
of Ellicott City, MD, as well as many first, second and third-generational cousins.
Karen’s family would like to extend heart-felt thanks and extreme gratitude to the professional
staff at Greenwich Hospital for providing care to Karen throughout the years.
The family wishes to especially acknowledge Dr. Alexander Delvecchio, MD, a cardiologist who went well above and beyond the call of duty in providing longtime care and friendship to Karen. Special thanks
also go out to retired oncologist Dr. Dickerman Hollister, MD, who provided invaluable care and
support to Karen through trying times.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Catherine of Siena
Church at 4 Riverside Avenue in Greenwich. The family requests that masks be worn at the
funeral service. Masks will be available. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, Karen’s family requests that donations in her memory be made to the
Greenwich Hospital Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, St. Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.