Robert M. Angelo, 76, beloved husband of Diane J. (Fairchild) Angelo, died Saturday, June 22, at home surrounded by his family.
Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (DiPaolo) Angelo. He was raised in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, moving to Hamilton in the early 1960s, before retiring to Harper, Texas, in 2001.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Angelo had been employed for many years as a blacksmith in Hamilton and the North Shore area. He later owned and operated his own meat shop before taking the position as a meat cutter for Star Market in 1986, where he worked until the time of his retirement.
He had a love and passion for music and was an avid musician. He played the dobro, the mandolin, and the guitar with different bands, playing “old country” and “Texas” music.
Mr. Angelo was an avid hunter and enjoyed raising livestock, especially his horse and goats. He had a love for cooking and enjoyed making a good barbeque for several family and friends. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed traveling each year with his wife back to visit the Adirondacks.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Koslouski of Derry, N.H.; four sons, David Angelo and his wife, Bernadine of Haverhill, Jonathan Angelo of Beverly, Christopher Angelo and his wife, Arlene of Dundee, Ore., and Michael Angelo of Ohio; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachael and Benjamin Koslouski, Carissa Angelo and Sahalie Angelo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the father of the late Rachel Marie Angelo.