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

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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013

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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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