Michel John Barone (70) passed away at his residence in Essex Junction Vt on May 20th 2019.
Mike was born in Burlington on January 20, 1949, the eldest son of Samuel and Jacquelyn Barone. He grew up in Burlington and South Burlington; attended and graduating from the Burlington school system where he excelled in Graphic Arts.
After graduation he worked as a pressman at George Little Press for a short time before enlisting in the Air Force. He spent four years in with the Air Force with much of that time stationed in Spain. He was honorable discharged and returned to Burlington where he went back to work in the printing industry. He continued to work in this field until his retirement.
Mike had many interests which he was involved with. His passions were working on cars and building 4WD vehicles, riding and taking care of horses, skiing and snowboarding. He was a perfectionist and it showed in everything he was involved in.
He is survived by his daughter Samantha Snyder and her husband James of Springfield, Vt, his son Shawn and wife Lindsie of Charlotte Vt, and 6 beautiful grand children. Three sisters and one brother and their spouses. Many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents.
Mike has been cremated, there will be no formal wake or funeral. There will be a small memorial for family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or donations please remember Michael in your thoughts and prayers.
Final arrangements are being handled by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Services of South Burlington Vt. If you wish to send condolences you may do so at www.gregorycremation.com.