Angelo Dorazio

October 24, 1923March 29, 2018

Angelo Dorazio, 94, of Oneonta, passed away at his residence on Thursday March 29, 2018.

He was born on October 24. 1923 in Oneonta the son of Peter and Maria Rose Blasetti. He married Mary Amarose on October 27, 1946 and she predeceased him on January 26, 1997.

Angelo served in the US Army during World War II. He was captured by the Germans and was confined to a prisoner of war camp for eighteen month. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

For a period of thirty years, he worked as a letter carrier for the US Post Office based in Oneonta.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church.

He is survived by his daughter Cynthia K. Decker of Oneonta; a grandson, Andrew S. (Victoria) Decker of Rochester; a great granddaughter, Addison Rose Decker also of Rochester, and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Louie and a sister, Angie: a granddaughter, Kadi Rose Decker, and a son-in-law Gregory L. Decker.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Paula Hickey

April 9, 2018

Cynthia, I just heard about your Dad passing and I wanted to send my sincere sympathy. You were a fantastically caring daughter. I remember seeing you walking to his house many times in my way home. He was so lucky to have you care for so lovingly. I admire you very much. K know you will miss him very much. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Garth Radley

April 3, 2018

I spent several years working with Angelo at the Oneonta Post Office in the late 50's & early 60's. He was always cheerful; responding positively to your greetings with a ready smile. You could depend on him to successfully complete his assigned tasks without any fanfare. He viewed the job as he probably viewed his life's role; "This is what I'm supposed to do". The world is a little less because of his passing. More people like him & what he represented would be a blessing. RIP Angie.

CW Fox

April 3, 2018

I remember Angelo as part of the of the "Greatest Generation" that I had the opportunity to work with as a young letter carrier at the Post Office in Oneonta. On any given day, someone at the office would cause the rest of us to laugh and keep everyone in a good mood. I do believe Angelo may be the last of the WWII group to leave us now for Heaven bound. As I reflect on his passing, I can still see all their faces, the routes they carried and the professional service and courtesy the gave to everyone of their customers. It was and always will be an honor to have worked with them. CW Fox US Postal Inspector (Ret)