Calcaterra Funeral Home

5140 Daggett Ave, St. Louis, MO


Ronnie Barrale

February 4, 1954June 11, 2019

Ronnie Barrale passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 with his loving wife, Lori, at his side.

Ronnie is survived by his sons Chris and Nick (Catherine), and his grandchildren Kelsey, Rylie, Lizzie, Mia, Anthony, Cadence, and Giovanni; his brother, Larry, sisters Terri (Rich) Newcomb, and Marcia (John) DeSpain; sisters-in-law Sonja (John) Price and Kristen Solindas; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces nephews, and friends, including his best friends, Jeff and Mary Cunningham. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Genevieve Barrale.

Ronnie was a certified NRA shotgun instructor, and loved all the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He made his own flies. He enjoyed going down to the farm with his friends. He loved all animals, especially his dogs and cat. A stray could always find a home with Ronnie.

He was a wonderful brother, dad and grandpa, and the love of Lori's life.

Visitation will be Monday, June 17, from 4-8pm at Calcaterra Funeral Home 5140 Daggett Avenue 63110, with a service from 7:30-8pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Stray Rescue or the Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill are greatly appreciated. Casual attire only in honor of Ronnie.

Please leave a favorite memory of Ronnie for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.


  • John James Barrale, Father (deceased)
  • Genevieve Angela Marnati, Mother (deceased)
  • Lori Ann (Nee' Brown) Barrale, Wife
  • Christopher Barrale, Son
  • Nicholas (Catherine) Barrale, Son
  • Kelsey Barrale, Granddaughter
  • Rylie Barrale, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Barrale, Granddaughter
  • Mia Barrale, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Barrale, Grandson
  • Cadence Barrale, Granddaughter
  • Giovanni Barrale, Grandson
  • Lawrence Barrale, Brother
  • Theresa (Richard) Newcomb, Sister
  • Marcia (John) DeSpain, Sister


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, June 17, 2019


Ronnie Barrale

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June 17, 2019

Offering my sincere condolences to Ronnie's family. Ronnie was my Mom's (Jean) IVRC Tech when she first went on oxygen and continued in that capacity for several years, interrupted a few times for him to deal with his own medical challenges. She looked forward to seeing him when he made deliveries. Ronnie was always patient and kind with Mom and helped keep her spirits up. Mom's house was just down Musick, so she was often his last stop of the day on his way home, but he didn't rush off, particularly if her mood was low. He would sit at the kitchen table and visit with her for awhile. She really appreciated having Ronnie as her usual tech, and I know she considered him a friend. He was also a resource that I could call on regarding her O2 needs, particularly as her health declined. A great guy, he will be missed!

Liz Thomas

June 13, 2019

Worked with Ronnie thru 4 companies:
Clasen Home health, American Homepatient. Gateway and lastly IV and Respiratory care. Went to same hight school and had many friends in common from the Hill. He was one of a kind and he truly made the world a better place by being in it. Will miss you

Niki Schroeder

June 13, 2019

I only knew Ronnie briefly but will remember him always. He made me feel incredibly special, just as he did anyone who knew him! We spent countless hours in the back room at IVRC packing supplies where we would joke and talk about family, but the majority of our conversations were: guns, fishing & of course Italian Cooking!
Sacco di amore e sincere condoglianze.

Nancy Hisaw

June 12, 2019

"Bubba" was my friend and brother, and Lori my sister, in times of need. He was just simply one of the best men I have ever known. We all traveled down a very difficult road together and he came out the other side a survivor. Love you, Bubba, always. So very sorry Lori for this tremendous loss. My prayers and heart are with you.

Wendy Richardson

June 11, 2019

"Diego" as my girls called him was the very best. I will forever smile every time I remember going into labor at work with my oldest. Ronnie was the only one with me at the office and had to drive me......priceless!!! The kindest most generous man and will be missed by so many. Sending love and prayers to you Lori and family

Paula Farley

June 11, 2019

Ronnie always brightened my day with a smile or a joke. I loved working with him. IVRC was blessed to have Ronnie. Praying for your family.

Sharon Choket

June 11, 2019

Seeing Ronnie at work always made me smile. Always ready to share a laugh are ask how you were doing. We had an agreement that when I retired and if I had a pool, he was going to be Renaldo the pool boy. Prayers to his family and all who will miss him

Jen Norbeck

June 11, 2019

Ronnie really was one of the best. He always had a smile for you. He was a pleasure to work with and to call my friend. Prayers for the Barrale family

Lynn Mersinger

June 11, 2019

Ronnie was one of the best! He would put cardboard on our windshields if it was icing out and clean our cars off when it snowed. He always was upbeat and smiling! Prayers and hugs for the Barrale Family