Frank Rocco Angelo Sr. 82 years old of Port Saint Lucie Florida died after a long, painful illness surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years Barbara Lee Angelo (Brown), his only son Frank Rocco Angelo Jr., his daughter in law Beth Lee Angelo (Port Saint Lucie, Florida) and grandsons Daniel Angelo (Bridgeton NJ) and Luke & Levi Ziegenfuss-Angelo (Port Saint Lucie, Florida). Pop also left behind his beloved canine companion Maggie & good friend/home health aide Phillippe Jorges (JP) who never left his side over the last 7 months. Frank was predeceased by his father Rocco Angelo & mother Pearl Angelo (Ganio). Frank is also survived by Gabriel, Anna and Rosemary Angelo of New Jersey.
Frank Sr. was born at home on October 4, 1941, where he resided until his marriage to the loveof his life Barbara. Frank met Barbara after going on a blind date in place of his buddy and their life long journey began. Frank & Barbara married on September 28, 1963 building their home next door to his parents in North Vineland NJ thus living there for 60 years until shortly before his death when they sold their beloved homestead to move to Florida to live out his last days with Frank Jr. and his family.
Frank attended Vineland Public Schools in New Jersey and graduated from Vineland High School class of 1959. Frank was an owner of D.C. Angelo & Company; a cigarette/candy vending machine company on the Boulevard in Vineland NJ. At the age of 43, Frank and Barbara sold the family business and retired. The young retirees decided to follow their passion by starting a new business “Star Search Stables” where they bought, sold and raced thoroughbred horses all over the country. Together they traveled in their car from state to state supporting the horses, fellow owners & trainers they so truly loved. Frank especially enjoyed Barbara driving him to the Delaware Park Race Track during the season, spending many days in the VIP room dining and watching races with their many friends and family.
Frank was also a co-owner of Amelia’s Restaurant in Millville New Jersey, where he worked alongside Frank Jr. the head chef/business owner. He also was the owner and operator of a Quality Construction LLC throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s to boot. Frank was an avid Philadelphia sports fan who never missed a 76ers, Phillies, or Eagles game. He was so thrilled when the Eagles finally won their first SuperBowl LII in 2018.
Frank was a dedicated family man who can be remembered as a loving Husband, Father, Pop-Pop, Friend, Business Owner, Volunteer, Brother, Father in Law, Farmer, Parishioner and Neighbor. Frank was a lifelong Catholic Parishioner who regularly attended mass and supported the Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Newfield, NJ. He also loved to attend mass at various catholic churches when he was unable to attend his home churches.
Frank loved coaching Frankie’s baseball team over the years. Frank served as President of the East Vineland Little League, and as well as the Jaycees of Vineland. Frank loved to mow his many acres of land on his John Deere tractor every Saturday morning and would spend his weekends gardening, clearing the snow, raking leaves; thus keeping his properties and home pristine with the help of his long time friend Charles Lewis. Frank loved to spend time at “Favorites At Vineland Sports Bar '' where he would lunch with friends, laugh and bet on racehorses. Frank loved to watch HGTV and he was always helping Barbara with updating their home with up to date styles and furniture.
He was especially cognizant and proud of his appearance, always “dressing to the nines” in suits from Boyds in Philadelphia, wearing his signature Tommy Bahama apparel and heading to the barbershop with his grandson Daniel every couple weeks. Frank and Barbara frequented many family owned businesses for breakfast, lunch and dinner where they made so many friends in the families and their personnel who served them. Frank, being a family business owner, felt it was important to “pay it forward” by doing the same by supporting these local establishments.
Frank was so loved by all those that were lucky enough to come into contact with him. He would always smile, kiss the ladies and hug his family, friends while his infectious laugh accompanied by a twinkle in his eye. When Frank Jr. married Beth, Pop walked her down the aisle and from that moment forward she was considered “his daughter”.
In celebration of his life, a viewing will be held at the Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service Tribute Center, located at 2041 SW Bayshore Blvd in Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34984. The viewing times will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Monday, February 5, 2024. A mass will be held in honor of Frank Rocco Anglo Sr. at 10 am on Tuesday February 6, 2024 at the Saint Anastasia Catholic Church located 407 S 33rd Street (Delaware Avenue) in Fort Pierce, Florida 34947. After mass has ended the family invites all of their friends and family to a luncheon at the Lake Charles HOA clubhouse located at 550 SW Lake Charles Circle in Port Saint Lucie (West) in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia- 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, the Lewy Body Dementia Association: https://www.lbda.org and/or Treasure Coast Hospice located at 5000 NW Dunn Rd, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981 where Frank breathed his last breath and entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom. Thanks be to God..