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Antone Morone

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Antone "Nino" Morone

81, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 27, 2012. He was born on December 8, 1931 in Indianapolis, the youngest son of the late Giuseppe and Margherita Genco-Morone, both of Santa Ninfa, Sicily. His sister, Mary Frances Meyers, also predeceased him.

A Cathedral High School graduate, he worked at RCA for one year. He was at St. Meinrad Archabbey Seminary & School of Theology for a year before serving his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954, stationed in the former French Morocco and Libya. Antone visited his relatives in his parent's native Sicily for the first time on short leave in March of 1954. After an honorable discharge, he enrolled at Purdue University, where he graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in math and physics in 1960 and 1965, respectively. During summers, he worked on Harvard Physics Project at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He taught math and physics at Broad Ripple High School from 1960 to 1971 before selling real estate for Schmadeke Realty from 1972 to 1974. In late 1974, he began a new career with Horace Mann Educators as an insurance agent where he earned a Chartered Life Underwriter designation and retired in 1999 as Senior Account Executive.

A member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antone was baptized on Christmas Day of 1931. He served as treasurer for about four years for the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana where he was a longtime member. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus (#3660), Monsignor Downey Council and later at their (#14449) Santo Rosario Council. He was also a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

In retirement, Antone enjoyed playing golf with former Cathedral High School classmates at Riverside Golf Course during the summers and sailing with friends and fellow members at Eagle Creek Sailing Club. He also played bocce ball in Holy Rosary's summer league and home-schooled science students for about six years.

His wife, Doris, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage with on January 5, 2013, survives him. They were married on January 5, 1963 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He is also survived by sons Mario; Dominic (Julie) Morrone; brother, Joseph P. Morone; sister, Angela T. Forni; several nieces, nephews and two feline sons, Salvatore and Vincenzo.

Arrangements are with Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Services , 1458 S. Meridian St. Hours of visitation are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 4 in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 5th with prayers to be said at the funeral home prior to mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.lauckfuneralhome.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 2, 2013
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