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Frank G. Colangelo

May 16, 1935 ~ May 5, 2018 (age 82)

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Colangelo announces his passing on Saturday, May 4 at the age of 82.

He was born May 16, 1935 in Buffalo, NY to Rachel (Lucchino) and James Colangelo. He married Jo-Ann Nigro on January 15. 1966.

Shortly after high school, Frank joined the Navy. He was stationed in San Diego and traveled throughout the pacific on submarines working with sonar. He met his life long friends Howard Hildebrand and Rodney Montoya  while stationed in Guam. Guam was paradise for Frank. He spent his free time scuba diving and exploring the island.

After his 4 year enlistment, he worked for RCA and worked in Greenland operating computers. He came back to Buffalo when his father was ill to help them run their tavern, but preferred the technology field and took a job with IBM in Kingston, NY. Frank and Jo-Ann married in 1966 and while working for Infor-x, was relocated to Boston, MA and then Fountain Valley, CA. In 1980, he went to work for Paradyne and was transferred to the chicagoland area where he  bought a farm in Woodstock, IL.

On the farm, he and Jo-Ann raised their boys spending time at their property and watching sporting events. Frank loved to cook and passed his love of food on to his boys. Making homemade pasta, sauce and even ricotta cheese. Frank had a great sense of humor and a quick wit, often sharing his “bad dad jokes” with whomever he met.

He is survived by his wife Jo-Ann; sons Jason (Tracy), Matthew (Laura) and Paul; 6 grandchildren Jacob, Kelsey, Daniel, Zachary, Joseph and Zoie. Frank was preceded in death by his parents James and Rachel Colangelo and His sister Elaine.

Memorial donations may be made to Journeycare Hospice.

A celebration of life will take place at the home of Matthew and Laura Colangelo on Saturday, May 12th from 1-5.


Donations may be made to:

JourneyCare Hospice Foundation
2050 Clair Court, Glenview IL 60025-7635
Tel: 1-224-770-2413

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