Angelo R. Angeli
Angelo R. (Bob) Angeli, 84, of Fort Pierce, FL passed away at home on March 7, 2023, surrounded by members of his family. Angelo was known as Bob to his family and friends for most of his life but resumed using Angelo in his post retirement years. Angelo was born in Olyphant, PA, the son of the late Angelo Angeli and Maria (Ricci) Angeli. When he was a young child, the family relocated to New Britain, CT. Angelo attended local schools, graduating from New Britain High School in 1956. Angelo often spoke fondly of his time growing up in New Britain and he maintained life-long friendships and connections.
Angelo joined the workforce after high school as a draftsman for Corbin & Russwin Lock and Key. The company would change names several times, including Emhart and Emhart/Black and Decker, before his retirement as facilities engineer in 1994. The shift from draftsman to facilities was aided by Angelo’s 4-year service in the U.S. Navy as a machinist’s mate from 1958 to 1962. Angelo was immensely proud of his time in the Navy as a Tin Can Sailor, and especially of his time aboard the USS Hyman, DD 732. He greatly enjoyed attending the ship reunions and would invite his children and their spouses to join him. Angelo was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed following the Red Sox and New England Patriots.
Angelo was fortunate to have had three wonderful women in his life. Angelo was predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Rosemary (Connelly) Angeli. Together they were the loving parents to Laura Domizio of New Britain, CT, Robert Angeli, wife Christine of Old Lyme, CT and Pamela Paradis, husband Mark of Plainville, CT. Angelo was also predeceased by his special friend of 24 years, Barbara Sestakauskas. Angelo is survived by his loving partner, Rosemarie Sutcliffe, with whom he shared many adventures.
Angelo grew up the youngest of four children, doted on by his older siblings. He is survived by his sister, Emma Amodio of Bonita Springs, FL, who was like a second mother to him. Angelo was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Angeli and Delmo Angeli, several sisters and brothers-in-law, and other close family members. At family gatherings, Angelo often spent much of his time playing with the children. Angelo will be remembered as the fun father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather to his children, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews. He relished his time playing games with them as children and enjoying their company as adults.
In honor of Angelo’s wishes, there will be no wake or funeral services. The family will hold a private graveside service later this spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com