Angelo Campano, Jr of La Vergne, Tennessee died Friday, August 23, 2019 at the age of 81.
He is survived by his devoted fiancée, Roma Krapovicki, who loved and cared for him until the very end, his daughter, Regina Hubbard (Guy); son, Joseph Campano (Hydi and her sweet children Sienna and Grace); son Angelo Campano and step son Ed Okun. He is also survived by his adored grandchildren Jasmine Hubbard Young (Paul) and Mason Hubbard who both made him so proud and brought him so much joy.
Angelo was born into a hard-working, proud Italian American immigrant family. He is predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Assunta, his wife Lucille, his stepchildren Nancy and George Okun and his siblings: Rosie, Mary, Pat, Teresa, Philly and Sammy.
Angelo was a native of Brooklyn NY. He owned restaurants, befittingly named “Angelo’s” in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also owned trucking and scrap metal companies. The stories he told from his childhood rivaled any Hollywood movie depictions of growing up Italian in NY in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. He continued making epic memories for his family throughout his life.
Angelo’s skills in the kitchen were second to none. He cooked for the ones he loved and when we requested a pan of his lasagna for a friend, he would cook it up with as much love as if it was for his own family. He shared his recipes freely knowing full well that no one could cook anything as good as he could, and you would be back at his table the Sunday after next holding your plate up high for seconds. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing and crabbing with his son Joe on his boat, the “Pasta Fazool”, he reveled in cooking at the holidays (the more the merrier) and he loved going to his grandson’s college Rugby games. He provided us with endless memories just telling stories over cake and coffee with friends and family.
He was beloved “Uncle Angelo” to his brother Sammy’s daughters; Dawn, Michelle and Andrea and their children Michela, Joseph, Jaydon and Gabriella.
He had a larger than life personality and will be missed by so many. We will miss him dearly but are comforted knowing that he has been reunited with so many souls that he loved and missed who went before him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online www.dementiasociety.org/donate