Renato “Ray” Agapito Angelone of Framingham passed away the evening of Dec. 26. He was 94 years young, and had fully intended to live to see age 100.
Ray is reunited with his beloved wife, Dorothy, of almost 50 years. He was so proud of his family and that was how he defined his own success in life. Ray valued the pursuit of education and work ethic and was a loyal employee of Raytheon and an Army veteran. He generously shared his hard-earned wisdom to instill such values in his children, grandchildren and extended family and friends. Ray loved to garden and was well-known for perfect tomatoes, which he himself did not like to eat but was eager to share with his family and friends. He had a brilliant mind for mathematics and enjoyed reciting the multi-digit value of pi as well as running complex calculations in his mind for relaxation. He enjoyed playing cards, monitoring the stock market, and writing letters to politicians to share his opinions. A true Boston sports fan, watching the Red Sox and Patriots brought him much joy. Above all, his greatest pride and joy in life was seeing his family, extended family, and friends be successful in life.
He will be missed by his daughter Julie Hamm and husband Richard, his son Raymond Angelone and wife Stephanie, and his daughter Kathleen Mitchell and husband David; as well as seven grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Brian, John and Lauren Hamm, Aeden and Lilia Angelone, and Owen and Abigail Mitchell. Born in Newton to immigrants Agapito and Domenica Angelone, he was the beloved brother to the late Luigi Angelone, the late Leticia Angelone, Bertha D’Ercole, Gino Angelone and the late Rita Angelone. Ray also leaves his extended family and friends who will miss his love, intelligence and encouragement.
Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at Saint Anselm’s Parish in Sudbury. The funeral in the church is private to family but will be live broadcast to cars in the church parking lot for friends and family. Services are under the care of the Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons in Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hope Walks.