Angelo Mario Bagnoli, born May 24, 1925 in Canton Ohio, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013.
Angelo is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Carolyn Jeanne, and a large and loving family: brothers Joseph and Michael, sons Lawrence, Mark/wife Shelly, James/wife Paula, Joseph/wife Lisa, Thomas/wife Candace, Christopher/wife Dana, and daughters Lisa and Gina. He took great joy in grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tonia, Daniel, Leigh, Cici, Nicole, Colton, Curtis, Steve, Angela, Kayla, Jessica, Brenden, Alex, Tino, Teo, Alex, Anthony, Jaden, Ethan Cess, Cianna, Shayne, Aiden and Bo. Spouses Jeff, Cynthia, Alex, Megan, Brooke and Trevor round out the familial clan. Angelo leaves a community of lives touched by his interactions. He is preceded in death by his son Steven and sisters Mary, Agnes and Julia.
Angelo was a long time resident of Tempe. After discharge from the Air Force, Angelo and Jeanne met at the music school at Arizona State College (aka ASU). They married and settled in Tempe. He spent many years singing for Mass at Mount Carmel Catholic Church and his lovely baritone voice made him an often requested singer at weddings and funeral services.
Angelo's passions have first and foremost been his family, music, the outdoors (camping, fishing, hunting) and exploring the Arizona countryside. He loved his dogs; the household was never without a canine guardian and Mocha misses him. Countless persons have received his orange and grapefruit care packages over the years-from trees he planted and nurtured to this day. Feeding birds and cultivating his pecan trees were simple joys that carried him; (any birds but pigeons).
Angelo's pioneering spirit led him to leave Ohio and strike out on his own, much as his own ancestors who migrated to this country for the possibilities that life might bring. He taught us "get an education and be able to take care of yourself"-sage advice. His example taught us to stand up, to take responsibility for our actions, and above all remember our familial connections. He was a man of integrity. And with his passing, we pay our respects and say goodbye, with love.