September 1, 1959 – May 17, 2019
Angelo Strano, 59, of South Glastonbury, peacefully passed away after a long illness surrounded by his caring family on Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford. Born in Hartford on September 1, 1959, a son of the late Emanuel “Manny” and Jean (Buscema) Strano, he had been a resident of South Glastonbury for the past 22 years. Angelo was raised and grew up in East Hartford where he graduated from East Hartford High School, Class of 1978. Angelo was the Owner of Strano’s Bakery, Inc. in Manchester where he had operated the bakery on Broad Street since 1988. He was a member and past president of the Millennium Society in Hartford, a member of the Canicattini Bagni Society in Hartford, and a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus-Rev. J.C. Martin Council #3901 of East Hartford. A hard-working man, Angelo loved animals and enjoyed boxing, horse racing, and visiting the area casinos.
Angelo is survived by his son, Joseph “Joey” Strano of South Glastonbury; his two daughters, Jessica Strano-Rex and her husband, Matthew Rex, of Suffield, Gina Lastrina and her husband, Sebastiano, of South Windsor; and his three adored grandchildren, Mia Fagan of Cromwell, Emma Rex of Suffield, and Avianna Lastrina of South Windsor. He also leaves his loving long-time fiancée, Linda Bryans of South Glastonbury with whom he made his home; four step-sons, Michael Carabetta, Cory Carabetta, Gary Carabetta, and Sonny Carabetta all of Meriden; Linda Bryan’s mother and father, Hazel and Kenneth Bryans of Colchester; his children’s mother, Agnes (Golebiowski) Strano of Suffield; his two beloved dogs, Primo and Buster; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Angelo was predeceased by his infant daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Strano; a brother, George Strano of East Hartford; and two sisters, Carol Mazzo of Manchester, and Rosanna Floridia of Italy.
Funeral service will be Wednesday (May 22nd) at 9 am from the D’ESOPO-East Harford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, (Section M), Bloomfield. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday (May 21st) from 4-7 pm. Angelo’s family asks that you please do not send flowers and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Angelo’s name be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the Protectors of Animals, 144 Main Street, Suite O, East Hartford, CT 06118. Angelo’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire staffs of Unit 8-1 and 7-7 at St. Francis Hospital along with Dr. John Papandrea, Dr. Joel Silver, Dr. Joseph Colasanto, and Dr. Asha Dhamija for their professionalism, compassion, love, and care given to Angelo and his entire family. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.
American Cancer Society
825 Brook Street I-91 Tech Center , Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Protectors of Animals
144 Main Street Suite O , East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
- Calling hours Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 22, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
Thank you for your many years of friendship both personal and business. Our deepest condolences to the family.
From: Charlie & Carolyne Kapros
@ Hilltop Restaurant
May 21, 2019
My cousin Angelo was a big tough guy with a huge heart of gold. He was always there to help a friend in need! He also knew how to tell a story that kept you laughing for days!
I will miss him until we meet in Heaven !!!
Love you always and will miss you dearly.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who loved him.
May 19, 2019
My family and I met you and started doing business with you back in the late 1980s
One think I will always remember from the very first time we ever spoke, it was your beautiful, strong Italian, voice with that heavy accent..
I always told everyone with a voice like that he should be in the movies playing one of the tough guys with Al Pacino or the Sorpanos !!!
We will never forget you my friend.
May God Rest Your Soul !!
May 19, 2019
My beloved friend.
Your smile will stay in my memories for as long as I live. There was never a time when I needed something or someone and you were not there for me.
Know that you were loved, know that you were respected, and finally, know that you will forever be missed my good friend.
May 19, 2019
WOW so sorry to find this out in Facebook. I just lost a first cousin last week. Although we were not close and rarely spoke, Angelo, my second cousin, was always super nice and helpful whenever I needed to contact him for a specialty order of some kind. His parents who I knew well were also exceptional people, super gregarious and always exuded good karma and were FUN loving people. That's why he was so special too.
May 19, 2019
I am saddened by this news. Always had fun times when our families could get together. You were my parents god child so I always felt like we were close regardless of the distance between us. I was happy to have seen you at Jordana Piccitto’s wedding. It was wonderful catching up with you.
Rest In Peace Angelo. You will be missed
Joanne Amato(Canada) and family
May 19, 2019
A piece of my heart will forever be broken. I will forever miss you, for you have always been a true friend. Rest peacefully in heaven with your family and friends.
May 18, 2019
Angelo, what can I say. You will be missed. I always enjoyed are conversation in the office.
Working in the back on the benches with you. All of the different projects that we worked on together.
We finally got that last project together with Joe. I know you will be watching him !
Great travels on your newest journey Angelo!
May 18, 2019
Angelo was a wonderful person, who cherished his family dearly. He made us laugh, he made us know that life was precious, but even more, that family was precious. He is now reunited with his family in heaven.
We will miss you Angelo. Rest in Peace.
Ezio Dorata and family