Andrew Bernard Ragone

February 16, 1933 - March 11, 2023
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Andrew “Skippy” B. Ragone, 90, of Simpsonville, husband of the late Louise Ragone, died Saturday, March 11, 2023. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Alexander and Jean Ragone. He is survived by his children, Andrew Ragone (Larry), Gina Haglund, and Richard Ragone (Christine); grandchildren, Genna Tanfulla (Stefano), Brianna Ragone (Dana),Continue Reading

Joanne Weinman left a message on March 25, 2023:
So very sorry for your loss. We are glad we had the opportunity to meet him while we were there recently. Sending you our love and sympathy. Gary and Jo (brother in law and sister in law)
Alice and Eddie left a message on March 25, 2023:
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Skippy, our brother in law. We have so many fond memories of the early days of family times together with all the cousins and the kids. So many barbecues and holidays and now matter how small our homes were, there was always room for one more! When a severe storm hit Long Island in the late 70’s and we had no power and 2 little kids, Steven was just a baby, you and Louise opened your home to us for 3 days! When we took the roof off our house for repairs, you showed up with tools in hand for a very dirty job! We are so glad that you got to spend quality time with you family before you passed. We love you and will miss you and send our love and prayers to all of your family who loved you so. Farewell to a great brother in law. Give Love Eddie and Alice
Annalouis left a message on March 21, 2023:
The reality is that we will grieve forever. We will not “get over” the loss of poppa Skippy. we will have to learn to live with it. We will heal and we will rebuild ourselves around the loss we have suffered.We will be whole again but we will never be the same with out you.And nor should we be the same or would we ever want to be the same. ~Annalouisa
Jim Calandra left a message on March 18, 2023:
It goes without saying that we miss you Uncle Skippy (and Aunt Louise). It’s difficult and painful to comprehend how fast time has gone when our loved ones pass away. It’s in reflecting on the memories of our family and relatives that we appreciate all the times together that shaped our lives growing up. I look back on the fond memories of all the get togethers in Lindenhurst, Hauppauge and Levittown that represented important times of the year like 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas (as well as birthdays, cousin picnics and vacations). The importance of being together for these holidays/events could not be understated. Grandparents, Parents, Aunts/Uncles, Siblings and Cousins were able to celebrate these times together. None of this would have happened without Aunt Louise and you, Mom/Dad, Aunt Alice/Uncle Eddie and Grandma/Grandpa. I remember a number of 4th of Julys in Lindenhurst, especially in 1976 (200th USA BDay). Or some random get togethers at restaurants (Ground Round comes to mind with the peanut shells all over the floor). Also, years later it was fun to visit at your house in FL when I was on business trip to Miami in 1987. Or having you guys attend our various weddings. The one constant is that we all had lots of fun and laughs together. You and Aunt Louise should be very proud. Together, you brought into this world and raised three amazing, loving, productive children in Andrew, Gina and Richard. And it was great for us Calandra kids growing up with our cousins. I was comforted in communications by Gina and Richard that you were in good spirits in your final weeks with the visits by all of them and that that was all you talked about… and that they were with you when you passed peacefully. Rest in peace as you reunite with Aunt Louise and many other loved ones…
Bob and Kathy Bauer left a message on March 15, 2023:
Our condolences to the family. We’re so sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. He was a Special friend to the both of us, he was our extended family. He will be sorely missed by all. With love and prayers Bob and Kathy
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Deborah Barr left a message on March 15, 2023:
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Mr. Ragone. Thank you for the honor of caring for him in his final days. It's been a pleasure getting to know you all. You're really a lovely family with lots of support and love. My prayers are with you as you grieve.
Frank Calandra left a message on March 14, 2023:
Dear Skippy, You are with my sister Louise your wife. I know you must be so relieved to reconnect with her in Heaven. You did a great job helping her through her last days letting her go in peace. We will miss you and the controversies that always happened when we got together. You were a good sport about our responses to your viewpoints on any subject. We always ended the encounters with lots of laughs and no hard feelings. I attached a picture of our 2nd trip to Reno which turned out to be so memorable. We were there for Hot August Nights and other events on that trip. I hope you and Louise enjoy reminiscing about those days. Thank you for being my sister’s husband for almost 60 years before her death and for setting a good work ethic in your three children. You satisfied your ambitions, sold your business and settled in Florida then South Carolina. Good for you. Be proud of your kids for being with you and comforting you in your final days. Your passing couldn’t have been any better in addition to being able to celebrate your 90 th birthday with all of them. Rest in peace dear brother-in-law.
Donna Freeman left a message on March 14, 2023:
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family. Sending love and hugs.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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