Resolution J1420-2013

Congratulating Rhea McCone upon the occasion of her induction into the Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Rhea McCone upon the occasion of
her induction into the Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and  serve  the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration  to  their  colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Rhea  McCone upon the occasion of her induction into the Fontbonne
Hall Academy Hall of Fame; this auspicious occasion will  be  celebrated
at the Academy's Fleur de Lys Dinner Dance, to be held on Wednesday, May
1, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Fontbonne  Hall  Academy  is  an  all-girls,  private, Roman
Catholic high school in Brooklyn, New York; it was established  in  1937
by  the  Sisters of St. Joseph, and is located within the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS, Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Rhea McCone  graduated
from  Niagara University; she moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, in
1987; and
  WHEREAS, Rhea McCone began working in the title insurance industry  as
a  title closer and an examiner of the public records at Davoli, McMahon
and Kublick, P.C., in Syracuse, New York; after her relocation to Brook-
lyn, she opened Harbour Abstract Agency, which  continues  to  grow  and
prosper  as the first title agency to open on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge;
  WHEREAS, Currently an officer and past honoree  of  the  Third  Avenue
Merchants,  Rhea  McCone is a member of Community Board 10, the New York
State Land Title Association and Business Networking International; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Rhea McCone formerly served as an advisory board
member for St. Anselm's and St.  Patrick's  schools;  she  was  actively
involved  in  St. Anselm's School and its youth activities and served as
Co-President of the  Home  School  Association;  in  addition,  she  was
recently  honored  by and continues to support the Guild for Exceptional
Children and the Advocates for the Blind and Multi-Handicapped; and
  WHEREAS, A member of the Alumni  Association  of  Niagara  University,
Rhea  McCone also supports the Sisters of Mercy, the Order of St. Augus-
tine and the Society of Jesus; she has served as Journal Chairwoman  and
Corresponding Secretary of the Emerald Association of Long Island, which
supports  the  dioceses  of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre in the care of
orphaned and foster children; and
  WHEREAS, Rhea McCone and her husband, Cody, have two daughters,  Ciara
and Kaeleigh, both graduates of Fontbonne Hall Academy; and
  WHEREAS,  Rhea  McCone has been involved in all of Fontbonne Academy's
activities; she has supported the Scholarship  Dinner/Fashion  Show  and
the Fleur de Lys Dinner Dance by her presence and donations; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty  service, a period of constructive involvement, Rhea McCone has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has  earned  the  respect
and admiration of her colleagues, family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Rhea McCone has displayed throughout
her life; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Rhea McCone upon the occasion of  her  induction  into  the
Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rhea McCone.


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