James Jim Anthony Angelo, of Millis, died Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston after a lengthy illness. He was 86.
Born in Dedham, the son of Antonio and Teresa (Vaccaro) Angelo, he was raised and educated in Dedham and attended Boston Trade School.
Mr. Angelo had been a Master Pipefitter and member of the Teamsters Local 25 in Chelsea. A Navy veteran, he served in both WWII and the Korean War.
During WWII he was a Shipfitter 3rd Class serving Stateside and aboard the USS Mayo and in Military Administration in Okinawa, Japan, receiving the WWII Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and an Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with one star.
During the Korean War he was as a Pipefitter 2nd Class and served aboard the USS Lloyd receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the European Navy Occupation Medal.
He was a past member of both the Millis American Legion and Amvets.
A lifetime Democrat, he was a fan of the Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and avid gardener and card player and good family provider.
Mr. Angelo is survived by his wife of 54 years and longtime caregiver, Rita B. (ORourke) Angelo, his daughters, Kelly Anne Angelo of Millis and Theresa Kelly and her husband, Timothy of Medway, his sons, James Angelo and Mark Angelo both Millis, his grandson, Matthew Angelo and his sisters, Eva Dibona of Braintree, Palma Coccia of Mansfield and Florence Pellaggi and her husband, Domenic of Wareham. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary DeVito and Pauline Cornelia and his brother, Domenic Angelo.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Jims life on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of The Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis.
Interment with Military Honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Thursday at 2 p.m. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the MACU at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131. Please visit www.roberts-mitchell.com for guestbook and further information.