Anthony Joseph Angiolillo, age 82

Anthony Joseph Angiolillo, 82, of Stratford, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Bridgeport on December 29, 1930 he was a son of the late Vito and Josephine Bochiccio Angiolillo.

Mr. Angiolillo was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Heavy Tank Battalion during Korea. Before his retirement he was an engine test technician with Avco Lycoming for 35 years. His most recent position was at Scap Motors, until January of 2012, driving customers to their destination when they dropped of their vehicle for repair.

“Tony” had a wonderful gift and that was he loved being with people whether it was at work or at social occasions. His gift to celebrate his life was done on a daily basis. He was an avid bowler for over 40 years at Nutmeg Lanes in Fairfield and most recently at Duckpin Lanes in Stratford. He belonged to the Greater Bridgeport Athletic Assoc. Everyone knew he was a “die hard” tag saler. He often would take orders from people to find specific things and that put him on a mission.

He was the best father anyone could ask for and was a generous one. We will miss him but will continue his legacy by celebrating his life and carrying on our lives the way he taught us.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Angiolillo of Trumbull, four beloved daughters, Marijo Smith and her late husband William J. Smith III of Southold, LI, Susan Castagna and her husband Vincent of Stratford, PattiAnn Krehel and her former spouse Gregg of Newtown and Tricia Wallick and her husband Gary of Lexington, SC, ten loving grandchildren whom he adored immensely, Lauren, Mychele, Thomas, Dina, William, Noah, Tara, Rachel, Manuel and Marcos, his devoted companion, Evelyn “Sparky” Boyd of Stratford a sister, Angelina “Lee” Cusano of Stratford, two brothers-in-law, George Zahorsky and Sal Savastao as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Charles and James Angiolillo, sisters, Margaret Quattone, Katherine Kisela, Matilda Orticari, Mary Sorrentino, Louise Angiolillo, Theresa Ann DeFilippo and Ann Marcello.

Friends are invited to meet directly in St. James Church, 2110 Main St., Stratford on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Nichols Village Cemetery, Trumbull. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant St., Bridgeport, CT 06610.

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