Joseph Anthony Angelini

Born: Wed., Mar. 14, 1928
Died: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: St. Leo's Church

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LEOMINSTER----Joseph Anthony Angelini, 89 and longtime resident of Leominster, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 peacefully with family by his side. He lived a full and successful life, was loved and respected by so many friends, family, and especially Maureen, his wife. He was a man with no limits. He was strong, hardworking, loving, compassionate, wise, and lived a fulfilled life. Joseph was a devout Roman Catholic and lifelong member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Leominster, MA.

Joseph was born March 14, 1928 in Clinton, MA, the son of Joseph & Clarice (Piermarini) Angelini both immigrating to the United States, Joseph on May 12, 1910 and Clarice on August 19, 1920 from Pretare, Italy. Whether it was academically or athletically, Joseph was very competitive, an awesome athlete back in the day, an avid runner, swimmer, boxer, tennis player, and a former Boston Brave Professional ball player. Joseph was a Korean War Veteran and was proud to protect and serve our country. He very much cherished the time watching his four children and grandchildren actively involved in various athletic sports.

Joseph attended undergraduate school at Providence College where he was in the seminary to become a priest. He left the seminary temporarily (so he planned and thought) to play professional baseball for the Boston Braves. While playing professional baseball, he was drafted into the Korean War. From there as an honor graduate from both Boston College and Boston University, he met the love of his life, Maureen, at an ice cream shop (His sweet weakness). He was the husband of 62 years to Maureen Katherine Kerrigan formerly from Fall River, MA, the father of her children, and the love of her life. Together they raised four beautiful children and enjoyed being grandparents to seven grandchildren.

Joseph was a retired Director of Admissions of Fitchburg State University formally Fitchburg State College. Prior to the Head Dean of Admissions, Joseph was a retired high school mathematics teacher from Fitchburg High School and mathematics professor from Fitchburg State College. He was most happy and proud to be able to say that he was able to provide his children with a college education that enabled them to become the successful adults that they are today and being able to say that he and his wife did it on their own.

Joseph, a devoted husband and father, is survived by two sons, John S. Angelini of Leominster, Robert G. and his wife, Daryl Angelini of Bedford, NH; two daughters, Karen T. & her husband, John Itner of St. Johns, Florida, and Eileen M. & her husband, Bob O’Malley of Buffalo, NY; seven grandchildren: Zachary, Gina, Joseph, & Nicholas Angelini; Kevin & Bryan Itner, and Maureen O’Malley; sister, Nita Angelini Giovannucci, brother, Dominic Angelini, both of Clinton, MA: the late brother, Dr. Hugo Angelini of North Andover, MA.

Joseph is without a doubt, with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Courville At Manchester for their support in his final days.

Visiting hours will be from 11 am - 12:30 pm on Friday, August 11, at the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, MA. A mass will be celebrated at 1 pm in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster.

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