Leo Stephen Angeli (1928 - 2012)

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SHELBURNE - Leo Stephen Angeli, 83, of Shelburne, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Amherst Center for Extended Care, where he had been a resident for the past three years.
He was born in Charlemont, Aug. 26, 1928, the youngest son of Augusto B. and Emma (Grott) Angeli, and spent his early years there on the family farm.
Shortly after his 25th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 14, 1955.
Leo was employed for a number of years by the former Millers Falls Paper Co., but always found time to do odd jobs on the side, especially for others. He was very talented and an intuitive learner. He could figure out how anything worked and could always fix it with his own hands and a little bit of hard work - something that was second nature to Leo. In his later years, he could be seen often lending a hand to the Shelburne Falls Women's Club or to the Congregational Church. He was also a dedicated member of the Young at Heart Club and a volunteer for the Ashfield Food Pantry.
Leo was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, the former Lillian Martin, who died in 1994, and by Madeline McKinnon, his companion of 17 years, who died in 2009.
Survivors include his daughter, Karin M. Eckel of Bedford, NH; his sons, Douglas J. Angeli of Springfield and Bruce D. Angeli of West Virginia, and his beloved grandchildren, Molly and Andrew Eckel.
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 40 Church St., Shelburne Falls. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield.
Calling hours will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , Western Mass. Region, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 319, South Deerfield, MA 01373.
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Published in The Recorder on Aug. 17, 2012
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