Joseph Angello

Obituary of Joseph Angello

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Joseph Phillip Angello (Coco), 89, of Addison, TX passed away on March 12th in Dallas County. A Celebration of Life will be held at Merit Memorial 12801 N Stemmons Fwy, 801, Farmers Branch, Tx, 75234 on May 14th, 2022 at 1;00 PM. In accordance with his wishes, his ashes will be spread at sea by his children at a future date. Joe was born in LaSalle, IL to Anton and Josephine on February 23rd, 1933. He went to Oglesby High and graduated in 1952. He then joined the Armed Services, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Upon return, he took a job in the factory of a local watch and clock manufacturer, Westclox, in Lasalle, IL. His personality and charisma quickly led him to his true calling, sales. He retired as Director of Sales and Marketing in 1982. Joe went on to start several successful companies in various fields ranging from children’s hair care to restaurants and foodservice. His most recent venture, Angello and Associates, continues under the direction of his daughters, Lisa and Gina. He was recognized throughout his career for success and achievement and will be remembered by the many people he helped in their careers. Joe was an avid outdoorsman, and one of his favorite ways to spend time was at the ranch. Aptly named, “Ridicule Ranch” is a rural piece of Texas that he shared with friends and family, where he was possibly the most relaxed. Evenings by the fire and countless tales and stories were the routine. He was an avid gardener and spent hours tending to his yard and garden. His biggest claim to fame was his annual turkey fry which landed him a spot in the Dallas Morning News. However, his passion was time with his family. Joe is survived by his former spouse, Sharon Badenoch, with whom he had four children: Lori Nietschmann and her husband, Scott, Jeffrey Angello and wife, Mercy, Lisa Angello, and Gina Priest and former husband, John. He is also survived by his brother, Tony, and sister, Joann. His grandchildren, which were his biggest joy, Jeffrey Nietschmann, and his wife Nicol, Jillian Nietschmann, Joe Angello, Nina Angello, Sophia Priest, Baylee Priest, and his step-grandchildren, John and Brian Priest. He also has three great grandchildren, Julia Nietschmann, Amelia Nietschmann, and Beau Nietschmann. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Josephine, his brother Joe, and his sisters, Nina and Maryanne. While he left no specific directive, donations and remembrances can be directed to the T. Boone Pickens Faith Hospice center in Dallas, TX which helped care for him in his final days. Joe (Coco) was truly a larger-than-life personality who will be missed by all who knew him or had the opportunity to spend time with him. We feel blessed with the time we shared.
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