Nicholas R Macone

    Margaret at 103

Nicholas The Elder                    Margaret ("Mrs. Nick")

Born in Gaeta, Italy, Nick was one of the four children who accompanied their Mother to the new world.  She helped row a small boat along the coast to Naples where they embarked for New York. 

Her fortitude did not escape young Nicolo Raphael Macone. “Bingo” (as he was called) was master of all he pervade; be it farming, construction or mechanical.  Early into the mechanization of the wheel, he was a natural for the evolution of the bicycle, and later the automobile.  His skills were early noticed by the more affluent of Concordians, who immediately enlisted his services into a scheme called “The Old Nick’s Club” (see attached document).  Nick later joined his brothers in the corporation of Macone Brothers founded on Lowell Road.  He and his wife “Mrs. Nick” raised seven remarkable Macones.  Anna was their only daughter.  All six of his sons enlisted in the services during World War II, and did him well by their loyalty, courage and ingenuity.  (More to follow about Nick).

Nick and Dog

An early picture of Nick and Margaret’s elder children: Anna (“Chitta”), Ralph (“Peanut”), and Nicholas (“Buster”).

Kim & Nick & Sandy

Sandy, Kim, and Nick.

The five

Richard, Sandy, Peanut, Peter, and Sam relive Macone Sporting Goods, fixing bikes and eating peanuts.













Ralph Macone

Anna Macone

Anna Macone during her convalescence.
She was brilliant and sharp right up to the end.
She passed on 6 July 2009 after a
protracted illness.



Anna at a party at Walter and Nettie's house.

Anna Theresa Macone
August 18, 1914 - July 08, 2009

Anna Theresa Macone, 94, of Concord, formerly of Carlisle, long time Concord Public Schools teacher, died Wednesday July 8, 2009 at Concord Health Care Center.

Born in Beverly Farms on August 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas R. and Margaret (Foley) Macone. At one year old her family moved to Concord. She attended Concord Public Schools, graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waltham, and later received her Teachers degree from Lesley College in Cambridge in 1938.

Miss Macone taught nursery school at the Fenn and Brooks Schools in Concord, along with doing social work with teenagers. She then opened her own nursery school in the home of Mrs. Edward James on Lexington Road in Concord.

Her long service and teaching career in the Concord Public Schools began at the Harvey Wheeler School, and then took her to Thoreau, Alcott, Willard and Ripley Schools. She retired from teaching in 1979 with 37 years of service to over 1500 Concord kindergarten children.

She moved to Carlisle in 1964. After retirement, she was involved in many organizations including the Lesley College Alumni, Carlisle Council on Aging and the Association of the Handicapped. She devoted her time to caring for her mother Margaret Macone, who passed away in 1995 at age 103. She enjoyed her many hobbies, which included sewing, gardening, reading and music.

She is survived by her brother Robert J. Macone of Concord , 21 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Ralph A. “Peanut” Macone, Nicholas J. Macone, Richard J. Macone, Joseph F. Macone and Frederick W. Macone.

Visitation will be held on Monday July 13th from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Farrar Chapel of the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center. A funeral service will follow at 1 pm and interment will be in the family burial plot in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging, c/o Ray Taylor, 59 Hemlock Hill Rd., Carlisle, MA 01741.

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At Grave Site
at Anna's Grave Site
Sandy at Grave Site
Sandy plays a final farewell


Sandy, Bobby and John
In the foreground Sandy, Bobby and John, the remaining male members of the 3rd generation. Doug and Paul look on.
Sandy, John and Charlie Dee
John, Sandy and Charlie Dee, old family friends share war stories.


Anna Macone
Age 65
Interviewed 12/12/79
At Ripley School before the student body
Renee Garrelick, Interviewer

I was born in Beverly Farm, Massachusetts near the ocean area. I came to Concord when I was a year old and we lived on Bow Street.  After about ten years we moved to Lang Street.  I started school in 1920 and attended the Peter Bulkeley School from first through eighth grade.  I remember playing a portable organ in the third grade.

My mother or dad would give us some money when we went to school and we would stop at Urquhart’s bake shop, which was about where Brigham’s is now.  We would get chocolate éclairs for 5 cents each.  They were delicious.  We also would go to Snow’s or Richardson’s drugstore soda fountains and get an ice cream cone dipped in chocolate for 5 cents.

I started to play the piano at age six.  Miss Fannie Hosmer taught me piano.  She lived on Walden Street.  I always liked the Thornton W. Burgess stories and they were printed daily in the Boston Herald newspaper, and she would cut those stories out and give them to me at the end of each lesson, which I thought was really neat.

When I was thirteen, there were two special things that happened.  It was 1927 when Lindberg flew over the Atlantic Ocean.  My brother, Peanut, was in the boy scouts and his troop was going to Boston to present a program at a new radio station in the Bradford Hotel. My brother and I played violin and piano together.  He needed an accompanist so I went with them and it was the day of Lindberg’s flight.  At our home we had a radio installed in an organ so my family got to hear us on the radio.

Also, when I was thirteen, I played the part of a witch in a production of Hansel and Gretel.  I used to go out behind the garage and rehearse my lines.  We held the production at the old veteran’s building or 51 Walden now.  I really enjoyed playing the part, and it was one of the highlights of grammar school.

My grandfather and his family lived on a farm in Strawberry Hill Road.  My grandfather was a little man and he came from Italy.  He had twelve children in his family.  They all got along beautifully.  My grandfather took his produce from his farm to market in Boston in a horse and wagon and he would have to stay all night. When he would come back to Concord the next morning about 8:00, he would wait in town for us as we were walking to school and he would give us a bag of peanuts.  He had a big handlebar mustache and was really a delightful person.

The Ice Pond on Lowell Road was bought by my dad for one of my brothers. My dad used to cut ice there.  My brother, Peanut, then bought it from my other brother and Peanut donated the pond to the town for ice skating. That pond was used to cut ice in the winter using large ice tongs to pick up the blocks of ice from the pond and from the wagons that delivered the ice.

I really enjoyed my growing up years with my brothers; all of them except one were younger than me.  But when I didn’t have to help my mother, I went along with them and they taught me many things.

When my dad had the garage business was one of my favorite times.  The first car they ever had was made by the Chalmers Company and then they had a Maxwell.  After that came a Chrysler and then a Plymouth.

When my dad was young, he didn’t like staying on the farm all the time. He wanted to travel so he took a job as a driver for a wealthy man by the name of Bemis and he drove a Roche Schneider, a French car.  They traveled to Europe and elevated the car onto a boat. Mr. Bemis eventually gave the car to my dad and when he started his business, he converted it into a wrecking or towing car.  Having that car pleased him; he loved taking care of it.  To have it now would be superb.  He also had a Pierce Arrow that he converted to a towing car.

Mr. Warren, a local man, liked simplicity and nature, and he made beautiful canoes.  He was very much like an Indian and wanted to be buried like an Indian when he died.  He bought a 1923 Model T Ford for about $400 from my Dad’s garage and later gave the car to my dad.  My dad later gave the car to me and I still have it.  My nephew keeps it in good shape for me.  In the car was a collapsible jack and lots of little gadgets.  There is no door on the left side of the car because the spare tire is there so you have to crawl in from the right side or over the left side. It’s called a runabout and seats two people. It had a self-starter.  That was the first year for the self-starting car.

Another nice person at the time was Judge Keyes.  He ran the Middlesex Insurance Co. and he carried Hershey bars.  I don’t know why they didn’t melt, but he would give those out to us.  He had a Stanley Steamer car.  When my mother was in her 20’s, he let her drive the car but he didn’t want her to drive too fast.  My dad always did some jobs for Judge Keyes and occasionally my dad was invited to lunch.  Judge Keyes like raw cake batter but that didn’t settle too well with my dad so he politely refused that.  Judge Keyes’s home was on Maine Street at the corner of Nashawtuc Road.

During the World War Two period, my brothers went to war, and I used to ride their motorbike. I also used to ride a bicycle to Carlisle where I live now, which was an old hoop and pencil mill, we bought the property in 1932.

Richard Macone

Richard as a cadet

Richard as a cadet in the big one (WWII).

Richard and his crew

Richard and his crew.














Joe Macone

Commander Macone in Sleepy Hollow on Memorial Day, 2008Commander Macone, CIB, leads his detachment through Sleepy Hollow on Memorial Day 2008. Since Doug took over the Battery, it has never looked and performed better. Its history is studded with the work of many members of the Macone Family, and it is an honor to see that it is still riding tall under his command.
Joe Macone & Daughter KateJoe Macone and his daughter Kate during a family out
Sara, Molly, and Jen
Sara, Molly, and Jen.
Joe's kids
Three of Joe’s children.


Bobby Macone

Bob and Paul in a car
Paul takes his dad Bobby for a ride in his red convertible
Doris and Bobby
Doris and Bobby Macone on their wedding day
at Lowell Road. The man on the right is
Carwin Savage, a great friend of the family
Paul in uniform
Paul Macone

Freddy Macone

Blowup 1
Blowup 2
Blowup 3
Blowup 4