Richard Ragone

Obituary of Richard Ragone

DELMAR - Richard S. Ragone, 71, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital.

Richard was born on February 19, 1946 to the late Dominick and Marion (Stewart) Ragone. He lived most of his life in Delmar, and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1964 and began working for Niagara Mohawk the next day.

In retirement Richard enjoyed golf, travel and spending time with family and friends. He was a member and past president of VFW Post 3185 auxiliary, and a member of the American Legion Blanchard Post.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of over 48 years, Judi Ragone; his beloved children, Kristen (Jack) Dwyer of Glenmont, Kara (Brent) Kosoc of Delmar, and Michael Ragone of Delmar. Besides his children the loves of his life were his grandchildren, Jake, Abbie, Chloe and Evan Kosoc, Sophia and Olivia Dwyer and Maya Ragone. He is also survived by his brothers Don (Stephanie) Ragone, John (Kathy) Weidman; sister Dawn (Ray) LeFevre, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In following Richard's wishes, he donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 4 to 7pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Richard's name to the VFW Post 3185, 404 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054