Joe Barone was born and raised on the east end of Long Island and is one of four boys. He cares for his beloved mother Christine and is a die-hard Yankee fan. He currently lives in Brentwood with his spouse and their dog Taboo
Joe Barone is a licensed real estate broker who owns Bar1 Realty serving Nassau and Suffolk County but realtor is just one of the many hats Joe wears.
Joe has been a music teacher of voice for nearly 30 years and is proud of his work and influence on the great students of West Babylon. Over his tenure he has grown the musical theatre department as well as developed multiple ensemble singing groups throughout the high school.
As one student puts it “Mr. Barone is not only a high school teacher but also a best friend for life. I have utter love and dignity for the man. He has changed my life in many ways and I’m thankful for all of that.”
Joe Barone parlayed his interests in both music and sports into pioneering organizations that are thriving today. He was instrumental in the growth of the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus and served as its first Artistic Director. Joe is treasurer of the Long Island Pride Sports Association and has been on the Board of Directors for over 10 years. He has helped coordinate the Tuesday Night Tease Bowling league in Patchogue as well as the LIPSA Lavender softball league. Joe participates as both a sponsor and competitor of softball teams and bowling and has won championships in both sports.
Joe has worked tirelessly to help Long Island Community Fellowship find a new home. No matter what time we would call him, he was always there to answer any and all questions. Joe worked weekdays and weekends to help us attain our goal. We can honestly say that without Joe it would have been a daunting task. Long Island Community Fellowship offers our eternal gratitude for all of Joe’s hard work. He is an amazing friend to us!
“Amazing talent when it comes to teaching and singing, loyal, brave, honorable, helps anyone when they need it whether it was selling ads for the musical or showing up to support fundraisers and events held. I feel he is an icon in the gay community because he is so well rounded” is how one of his friends describes Joe and we wholeheartedly agree…
Teacher, Realtor, Athlete, Mentor, Friend, Brother, Devoted Son and Husband….
Joe Barone is a true Renaissance Man!