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BURRILLVILLE - DAngelo, Antonio, Tony, 95, of East Ave., Oakland, RI died Dec. 7, 2011 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Lucille R. (Couture) DAngelo.
Born in Esmond, son of the late Carmelo and Maryan (Campagna) Dangelo. Tony was also fondly known as The Chief to many who knew him because of his standing and respect within his extended family.
He was the past president of Detex Manufacturing Co. in Esmond for 10 years, retiring in 1976. Before that he owned and operated The Esmond Machine and Tool Co. for 30 years. He was a US Army veteran of WW11 and a 1934 graduate of the RI School of Design. Tony was a member and past Fire Commissioner for 28 years of the Oakland-Mapleville Vol. Fire Dept. and organized their first Field Day on the Oakland triangle more than 50 years ago. He was also the Chairman of the Building Committee when they built their first fire station. He was a member of the American Legion in Smithfield, former longtime member of the Townsmens Club in Mapleville, the Smithfield Elks and the Irish Club in Putnam, CT. He also was the Chairman of the Burrillville Republican Town Committee from 1968 thru 1992.
He is survived by his son, Tony with whom he lived, 4 daughters, Denise Bond, Carol DeBlois, Jane Cirka, and Paula Wentworth, 3 brothers, Albert, Edward and Alfred and a sister, Frances DAngelo and 11 grandchildren.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30am from the Keene-Brown Funeral Home 445 Greenville Rd. No. Smithfield with a Funeral Mass at 10am in Our Lady of Good Help Church, Mapleville. Burial will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery in Pascoag. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4pm until 7pm.
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