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Anthony "The Baron" Barongi
  • October 27, 1923
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  • July 31, 2009

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Barongi, Anthony (Tony) –October 27, 1923 to July 31, 2009.  After a short but valiant battle with cancer Tony Barongi passed away on July 31, 2009 at the age of 85.  He and his wife Wini settled in New Smyrna in 1974, after growing up in Jackson Heights, New York City and Albertson, Long Island.    He graduated from the New York School of Printing and enlisted in the Navy (CB’s) in 1942.  He was a Boatmen’s Mate second class and served during WWII in the Pacific and participated in the Battle of Midway.   In 1944, while they were both in enlisted in the armed forces, he married his elementary school sweetheart, Winifred (Wini) Senig.  They shared 65 wonderful years, and traveled the country and the world together.   They had their only child in 1952, a son Rick that they never ceased to brag about.   Tony was also known as the “Baron” for his privately owned print shop on Dixie Highway.  He and Wini retired from their business in 1992 but remained very active in the community.   Members of the Smyrna Yacht Club for over 30 years, they loved to play bridge and party with their many dear friends.  He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Elk’s.      Tony had a special talent for deal making, whether buying or selling something and rarely came out on the short end of any financial transaction.   He was a very sensitive and passionate individual who lived life to the fullest.  Just two months before his death he and Wini took a vacation in the Bahamas where they waded in the blue Caribbean with their son and daughter-in-law.    He also loved his dogs and we have no doubt that a whole pack of four legged friends were waiting for him at the gates of heaven.   He was a memorable and powerful figure, both in life and in death, and he touched the lives and hearts of many. He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Wini Barongi, son Rick and daughter-in-law Diane Ledder of Houston, Texas. Tony was the second born of seven children and is survived by his older brother Robert (Long Island), younger brother Frank (Port Orange) and sister Mary Ferrente (Queens).     Friends may send condolences directly to the family.  In lieu of flowers the family prefers that donations be made to either American Cancer Society P O Box 266 New Smyrna Beach FL 32170-0266  or Southeast Volusia Humane Society 1200 S Glencoe Road New Smyrna Beach FL 32168. 12 Noon Wednesday, August 5 at Baldwin Brothers Memorial Chapel 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (map/driving directions) Following cremation Tony will be placed with honors at Florida National Cemetery.

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  1. 04 Sep 2009
    John Senig says:
    Dear Wini,
    When I didn't hear from you, I was afraid that something bad had happened. I'm so sorry! And Tony's memorial service was held on August 5, the same date that Pop died.... I'll call you sometime during September.
    Much love always,
    John

  2. 22 Aug 2009
    Dorothy Kellat says:
    Wini, I send you my condolences and to tell you I have fond memories of both of you. Stay strong. God will comfort you. I lost John on Easter Sunday this year.
    Dorothy

  3. 06 Aug 2009
    Dr & Mrs J R Ridgdill says:
    Winnie and family;
    It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Tony. The world will miss him. He always had a pleasant smile for everyone. I will never forget his tale about the canoe trip down the river in the Ocala National Forest and being rescued by the girl from France. Now that was Tony!!!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Juanette and Dick

  4. 06 Aug 2009
    Dr & Mrs J R Ridgdill says:
    Winnie and family;
    It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Tony. The world will miss him. He always had a pleasant smile for everyone. I will never forget his tale about the canoe trip down the river in the Ocala National Forest and being rescued by the girl from France. Now that was Tony!!!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Juanette and Dick

  5. 05 Aug 2009
    Ron and Donna Fries says:
    Winnie, What a guy! Always there with a big smile on his face, visitng with the Friday canasta ladies, after his bridge game. Our prayers are with you and your family at this bery sad time.!!
    Ron and Donna Fries

  6. 04 Aug 2009
    Gordon and June Smith says:
    Wini and Family, June and I send our deepest
    condolences. We will miss his wonderful humor
    and quick retorts. Please remember all the
    wonderful times he shared with you.

  7. 04 Aug 2009
    Dawn Landry says:
    Dear Rick,

    We are truly sorry to hear about your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    With kindest regards,
    Your friends from Gilbane

  8. 03 Aug 2009
    Linda says:
    Dear Winnie and family
    My heart goes out to you all. Tony was quite a guy and I was pleased to be able to call him my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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