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Valley Stream Native Ronald Biamonte, Who Became Deacon In Connecticut, Dies At 72

Deacon Ronald Biamonte
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A Long Island native followed up a career as an actuary by earning a masters in counseling and becoming a Catholic deacon in Connecticut has died.

Deacon Ronald L. Biamonte, 72, of Windsor, formerly of Valley Stream died Wednesday, May 29 at his home.

Born in Far Rockaway on Feb. 23, 1947, son of the late Albert and Mary (Ciampi) Biamonte, he was raised in Valley Stream and attended Holy Name of Mary School and was a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Class of 1965.

After high school, Biamonte continued his education at Lehigh University where he received his bachelor of arts in economics in 1969.

His analytical skills led him to a graduate program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he received his master's degree in actuarial science in 1971.

Biamonte started his career with Penn Mutual in Philadelphia where he worked as an actuary for 12 years. In 1983, he took a position with Phoenix Mutual Insurance where he worked for 27 years until his retirement in 2010.  He was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries throughout his career.

Committed to lifelong learning, to his faith, and to giving back to others, Ron later returned to school at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford where he received a master's degree in counseling in 2004.

A devout Catholic throughout his life, Biamonte followed the call to serve the Church and in 1993 was ordained to the Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

He leaves a brother, Robert L. Biamonte of Long Beach; a sister-in-law, Susan Biamonte of Allentown, Penn.; a nephew, Peter Biamonte and his wife Kristina of Wantagh; and a great-nephew and great-niece, Luka and Ella Biamonte. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Richard L. Biamonte.

A funeral mass was held Monday, June 3 in Connecticut followed by burial on Long Island.

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