Antonio D'Angelo

Born: Sat., Oct. 26, 1929
Died: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 02, 2018
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 03, 2018
Location: St. Anthony Church

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D'ANGELO, Antonio Born in Orsogna, Italy, of Melrose on Feb. 27th. Beloved husband for 62 years, of Ida (DelGreco). Loving father of Domenic A. D'Angelo, amd his wife Elizabeth of North Reading. Loving brother of Mario D'Angelo and his wife Rita and the late Joseph D'Angelo who is survived by his wife Anna and Nicolo D'Angelo who is survived by his wife Domenica. He is survived by his 2 beloved grandchildren, Elise Saetta and her husband Sal and Julia D'Angelo and 1 beloved great granddaughter, Liliana Elizabeth. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Antonio was a founding member of the Orsogna Plaza in Everett. He was a skilled finish union carpenter member of local 218 and worked in the Boston area for over 20 years. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, EVERETT on Saturday, March 3rd at 9 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church, Everett at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Friday only 4-8 PM. Entombment at Woodlawn Mauseloum in Everett. Donations in Antonio's memory may be made to Middlesex-East Visiting nurse Hospice,

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Kevin Cullen
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Mr. D’Angelo was a sweet guy. When I was a kid, I was best friends with his son Dom. Mr. D’Angelo gave me my first glass of wine, from one of those big jugs. I think I was about 9 years old. It was a small glass, and it was to be consumed only with a meal. Mrs. D’Angelo was in my mind the best cook in the world, and they fed me the best Italian meals I’ve ever had, to this day. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars at Prezza in the North End and Il Mulino in Greenwich Village and some high-end joints in London, and my taste buds were never as satisfied as when I was a kid and Mrs. D’Angelo was spooning loads of ziti and sausage onto my plate and Mr. D’Angelo was motioning at me with his right arm, saying, “Mangia, Kevin, Mangia.” My mom was Irish and she had many fine attributes, but she wasn’t the greatest of cooks and I spent so much time at the D’Angelos they could have charged me rent. Mr. D’Angelo wasn’t above giving me and Dommy a kick in the pants when we deserved it, and we often did. I think Dommy and I ran around like knuckleheads at Orsogna Plaza once and his dad was not happy with us. But he was a loving guy, and he was never a mean guy. If he got mad at me and Dommy, we deserved it. He took great pride in his tomato garden, right next to his house at the corner of Linden and Waverly in Malden. Dommy and I went to Cheverus, and while Dommy was a pretty well behaved kid, I was constantly getting into trouble with the nuns, usually because of my smart Irish mouth. On a school-sponsored Walk for Hunger or some charity like that, we were under an overpass, if that is possible, and Dommy yelled something rude about one of our classmates. Inevitably, I got blamed for it because I was walking right next to Dommy and I had a far worse reputation for being a wiseguy. The nuns went nuts and smacked me around and said they’d suspend me from school, which I wish they did but they never did. I would have sat at home and watched The Price Is Right. But I never gave up Dommy. He was my friend. I took the hit, literally. Dommy told his dad I was a standup guy, and one day not long after that there was a knock on our front door. My parents weren’t home, just me and my brother Joe. I don’t know where my sister Maureen was. Anyway, I opened the door and there was Mr. D’Angelo. He had a brown paper bag full of beautiful tomatoes. Mr. D’Angelo wasn’t a big talker, so he just handed me the bag of tomatoes and said something to the effect that I was a good friend to his son. Then he grabbed one of my cheeks and pinched it so hard it really hurt. Then he hugged me really tight and turned on his heel and left. Now that he’s gone, that’s how I’ll remember Mr. D’Angelo. Pinching my cheek and giving me a big hug. He is one of the best people I encountered as a kid. He was a great guy. My love and condolences to Dommy and his family. Peace.