Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO


Joseph Angeli

February 23, 1935May 16, 2020
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Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection; passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 85. Joseph was born in Brez, in the Trentino Province of Italy. He grew up in Cloz, a small village nestled in the Italian Alps famous for prized Melinda Apples and glorious sweeping vistas of his beloved mountains adored each spring with edelweiss flowers. His love for his hometown was a deeply rooted part of his identity. Regardless, in the wake and devastation after World War II, he made the choice to immigrate to America in search of a better life as his father had done years prior.

Joseph immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. After learning enough English to establish himself he pursued his educational credentials and trade certifications to set permanent roots in our community. Joseph’s brothers followed his lead and together they established their families in a promising new community.

Joseph was revered for his ability to bring joy and zest for life to every gathering of family and friends. He always included everyone and marked each occasion with words of love and gratitude for those who surrounded him. No party was complete without a polka, or his signature gentle smile and twinkle in his eye.

Beloved husband of the late Louise Angeli (nee Landrum); son of the late Augusto and Livia Angeli; brother of Maria Angeli, Lino (Virginia) Angeli and Silvio (Lucia) Angeli; uncle of Dan (Angie) Angeli, Carla (Jeremiah) Paladino, Marco (Renee) Angeli, Luca (Elena) Angeli and Linda (Rudy) Probst; great-uncle of Daniel & Gabriella, Severiano & Luke, Andrew & Emilia, Alessio & Gianluca and Isaac & Anna; dear friend of Sue Kirchoff; our cousin and friend to many.

Joseph worked for 39 years at Kop-Coat on the St. Louis Hill and was a member of the Italia-America Bocce Club and Fratellanza Society. If desired, donations in Joseph’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. SERVICE: Visitation Wednesday, May 20th 9:00 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4200 Delor Street; 63116, (314) 353-1255. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.


  • Louise Angeli (nee Landrum), Wife (deceased)
  • Augusto and Livia Angeli, Parents (deceased)
  • Maria Angeli, Sister
  • Lino (Virginia) Angeli Maria, Brother
  • Silvio (Lucia) Angeli, Brother
  • Dan (Angie) Angeli, Uncle
  • Carla (Jeremiah) Paladino, Uncle
  • Marco (Renee) Angeli, Uncle
  • Luca (Elena) Angeli, Uncle
  • Linda (Rudy) Probst, Uncle
  • Daniel & Gabriella, Great Uncle
  • Severiano & Luke, Great Uncle
  • Andrew & Emilia, Great Uncle
  • Alessio & Gianluca, Great Uncle
  • Isaac & Anna, Great Uncle
  • Sue Kirchoff, Dear Friend
  • Our dear cousin and friend to many.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


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Judy Capriglione

May 20, 2020

I'm so blessed to have had Joe touch my life. I'm the activity coord. at Mother of Perpetual Help. Joe loved everyone and always made you feel that you were special. He appreciated everyone and always let you know it. We will miss his inspiration of loving everyone unconditionally. Sharing his life story and of course his dancing! God's peace for his wonderful family.

Myra Ventus

May 19, 2020

We have many beautiful memories of evenings that Joe and
Aunt Louise spent with our family. Joe is remembered as a very
kind and gentle man. He will be missed very much.
With prayers and Deepest Sympathy to the family of
Joe Angeli,
Myra and Manny Ventus & Terry and Becky Farley


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