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Westchester developer Joseph Baratta dead

Westchester developer Joseph Baratta died on February 28, 2020, following an illness.

The 81-year-old owner and developer passed away peacefully at his home in Greenwich, CT.

Born in Vinchiaturo, Italy on May 31, 1938, Mr Baratta emigrated with his parents to Yonkers, NY. He attended Roosevelt High School and went on to earn a degree in Civil Engineering from New York University in 1961.

He completed a tour of duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer Corps at Fort Monroe, VA. He also earned a Professional Degree in Engineering.

Mr Baratta became a recognized and highly respected real estate developer and property manager in both Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

He was an active member of the Westchester County Builder’s Institute serving as president for two terms.


He and Charles Persico were partners of Per-Bar Construction, Management and Sales for over 50 years.

In 2011, with the combined efforts of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the doctors at Westchester Medical Center, Mr Baratta orchestrated the medical treatment for the son of a family friend from Nepal who had a brain tumor.

He was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Westchester/New York Chapter of the American Heart Association in 1992.

The family would appreciate donations to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, The Bennett Cancer Center and Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County or a charity of choice in his memory and honor.

Mr Baratta is survived by his wife of 58 years Barbara, his daughter Nanette, his son Frank and his wife Aya, and his youngest son Joe and his wife Aubrey, and his sister Maryann Davila.

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