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“PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS ”
1 of 33 | Posted by: Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN

“Prayers for Antonette, my dear friend and neighbor. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his care. So blessed to have known you and called you...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Joanie Spota - mahopac, NY

“A beautiful lady, caring teacher and friend. Her faith-filled approach to life will remain with me for the rest of my life. ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Judy MacDonald - Carmel, NY

“I remember Toni's dedication to "her kids". She was one of the best special education educators I have worked with. In spite of personal tragedies...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Jim MacDonald - Carmel, NY

“Such good memories over the years knowing Antonnette. Pat and I send our love and prayers for Neil, Meghan, Olivia, Tessa and Abigail for comfort...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Finney - Fredericksburg, VA

“Our first meeting was when you came to pick up your Schnauzer puppy.Neil, please contact us by e maiil or by phone in Sun City Center (macholl@aol...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Joan and John Macholl Macholl - FL

“Toni was an inspiration to all with her zest for life. So sorry to hear of her passing.Walt Jacob ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: Walt Jacob - Dover Plains, NY

“Toni is at peace now with Joe and Dino. Toni had a wonderful spirit and loving heart. She was an inspiration to all those who had lost a child and...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: carolyn kavunedus - FL

“I only knew Antonette a short while when she came to visit Neil and her grandkids. Like her son, Neil, Antonette made you feel welcome and special...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Scott Whitney - CHAPEL HILL, NC

“My sincere condolences for your loss. Hope lives in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that you will be reunited once again. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Tammy Chonko - Duquesne, PA

“You will be missed. Thanks for all the good things you did at Carmel HS especially helping many students You were a great asset to our community. ...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Richard Perri - Poughquag, NY

“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to your family. For your loss, there are no words that can ease the pain of loosing someone you love....Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Courtney

“You will be missed. I will always remember the good times and occasionally the bad ones we shared at Carmel HS.You were a great asset at Carmel...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Richard Perri - Poughquag, NY

“You will be missed I will always remember the good and bad times we had together. What a great asset to Carmel High School ...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest sympathies to all. ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Beverly and Paul Bucar - OH

“What a true joy you were to be around..even though I didn't get to spend much time with you..but the times I did will be deeply remembered..you will...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Renee Osekowski - Harrison city, PA

“My heart goes out to my family in New York for the loss of our cousin Antonette she fought the good fight our Lord was her strength she will Mount up...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Lawrence Potocnik - Woodruff, SC

“WORDS CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY SORROW. THER ARE SO MANY MEMORIES TO CHERISH ABOUT ANTONETTE. SHE HAS TOUCHED SO MAY LIVES ESPECIALLY MINE. I LOVED...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: LYNN SIMONE - WILMERDING, PA

“WORDS CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY SORROW. THER ARE SO MANY MEMORIES TO CHERISH ABOUT ANTONETTE. SHE HAS TOUCHED SO MAY LIVES ESPECIALLY MINE. I LOVED...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: LYNN SIMONE - WILMERDING, PA

“What I will remember most about Toni is her smile and the way she could light up a room with it. She had tremendous strength to endure her losses and...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Robin Dill-Herde - Kent, CT

“So sad to hear of the news of Toni's passing...she was a very special woman who always brought so much joy and positive energy to whoever she was...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Dill-Zangre - Ridgefield, CT

“Antonette (Toni) will always be remembered as a very special friend. We spent many hours laughing and at times crying together over the loss of our...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Margorie Kaplan - Putnam Valley, NY

“Dear cousins and familyI'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. She was a very successful and loving person. Joe and I will keep her and all of you...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Toni Kral - Brookfield, WI

“Antonette was always so special. Always positive and upbeat! She will be greatly missed!! ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Nanette DiPiazza - Irwin, PA

“Antonette was always so full of life! Always positive and sweet. She will be greatly missed! ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Sissy DiPiazza - Irwin, PA

“My deepest sympathy to your family as you mourn the loss of a loved one May the peace of God be with you and give you comfort ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences. I send my love and prayers for the family. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Crossey - Orlando, FL

“My sister, Aunt Antonette. Unbelievable unacceptable unconscionable. You'll always be in my heart until we meet again in our Heavenly home ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: Betty DeAngellis - Greensburg, PA

“Met Toni when she was a neighbor of Joyce and Lou Imbrogno. Saw her at parties at their house and was always impressed with her incredible spirit. ...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Cathy Murphy - sunnyside, NY

“Dear Neil, Angie, Charlotte, Joey and Betty,My heart goes out to you. Your mom and sister was a special lady. Intelligent beyond words and with a...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Marla Marque - Boca, FL - Family

“We were first cousins but you will always be my forever friend . How I'll miss our talks. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Joanne Zimmerman - Trafford

“I will miss so many things about her from our visits to our chats especially while walking Molly in the evening...the only other person who loves...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Alison Kupetz - Bristol, RI

“We are so deeply sorry for your loss Antoinette was such a sweet women and always so happy .. she will be missed... She has a wonderful family ... ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Tina , Gary & Family Langner - NY


Antonette J. (Toni) Barni, a Mahopac, NY resident since 1965, passed away on January 22, 2017 at the age of 73 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. Through it all she sustained her vibrant spirit, sense of humor, courage, and readiness to show love to her family and friends right to the end. She was a passionate and compassionate person, strong and caring, determined to understand the world as deeply as she could and to make it a better place for all those who came within her orbit, and loved and admired by her family, friends, colleagues, students and neighbors. For all those who were close to her, it will be hard to imagine the world without her.

Toni was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 31, 1943, the daughter of Nillie and Elizabeth Petrini DeAngellis. Proud to be the first person in her family to attend college, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology while raising her two boys. She continued her studies, earning a Master's Degree in Special Education en route to a challenging and fulfilling 23-year career as a special education teacher at Carmel High School.

Not only was Toni a strong advocate for teacher's rights, she was deeply involved in the community, serving on the Putnam County Board of Mental Health, the Putnam County ARC, the Putnam Hospital Foundation, the statewide Special Education Committee, the Business Development Board of the Mahopac National Bank and as a member of the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club.

On August 11, 1962 she married Joseph Barni in Pittsburgh. She is survived by her son Neil and his wife Meghan of Chapel Hill, NC, her brother Joseph DeAngellis of Harrison City, PA, her sisters Angela DeAngellis and Charlotte DeSalvo, both of Mahopac, and Betty DeAngellis of Greensburg, PA, as well as granddaughters Olivia, Tessa, and Abigail, many nieces and nephews and countless devoted friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph in 1994, her son Dino in 1985, and her beloved brother Charles "Chuck" DeAngellis in 2013.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac and again on Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 PM to 6:00PM at the McCabe Bros. Funeral Home in Shadyside, PA. A memorial celebration will take place at the Pittsburgh University Club on Sunday, January 29 at 11:00AM (https://uc.pittedu/) A private burial will take place at the Monongahela Cemetery in Pittsburgh at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.