Fiori Antonio Angoletta
July 5, 1934 – July 29, 2019
On Monday, July 29, Fiori Antonio Angoletta was called home. He was 85 years of age. Fiori was born in 1934 in Angels Camp, California to Mario and Elisa Angoletta. In 1941, the family moved to Stockton, California and was a longtime resident until his passing. He attended Saint Mary’s High School where he played basketball, acted as a proctor, and sat on the Mission Committee. Upon his graduation from high school, Fiori enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, and finally the Oakland Army Base- a terminal and general depot on the Oakland waterfront. During his service, he was a cook, a tanker, and finished his career as a Military Policeman. He was honorably discharged in 1956.
Fiori married Irene Batres after his departure from the military. Together, they enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends, hosting family holidays, and training police dogs for the Stockton Police Department. They raised three handsome sons: Anthony, Aldo, and Andrew. He worked as a butcher for Lucky’s grocery store chain until his retirement. Sadly, after 41 wonderful years of marriage, Fiori lost his beautiful Irene.
He was a devout Catholic, loved his family, enjoyed spending time with close friends, which often included an occasional card game. He spent the last twenty years with his life companion, Effie Crannell, until his passing. He leaves behind Anthony and Laurie, Aldo and Gwen, Andrew and Theresa, his grandchildren Samantha, Elisa, Sara, Marissa, Andrew Jr., and David, his great-grandchildren Natalie, Theo, Rocky, and Bowen, his loving sister Flora Martini, and nephews Renato & Michael.
Viewing and rosary vigil will take place on Thursday, August 8 at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel in Stockton, CA at 3PM. Rosary will begin at 6PM. Funeral and Mass Service to be held on Friday, August 9 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church at 10AM. Celebration of Life to follow at Waterloo Gun & Bocce Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Fiori Angoletta to the American Heart Association at Heart.org or to Saint Mary’s High School at SaintMarysHighSchool.org.
- Andrew Angoletta Jr. , Pallbearer
- David Angoletta , Pallbearer
- Mike Martini, Pallbearer
- Renato Martini , Pallbearer
- Kary Moore, Pallbearer
- Kris Moore, Pallbearer
- Ronnie Abitia, Pallbearer
- Lance Bubak, Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
- Final Resting Place, Mass Service
Fiori Antonio Angoletta
August 10, 2019
Dear family,I am very sorry for your loss sending deepest condolences, Prayers,hugs and kisses.I worked with Fiori at Luckys Gro Co.He was nice and helpful and friendly.One time he had gotten very sick and a group of us went to the hospital to Pray,there was an intense heat in the room which I believe was the HOLY SPIRIT,he was healed that day and went on to live over 40 years!ALLELUIA!! I got the chance to have a very nice conversation with Fiori on July 25th,he told me to tell everybody that I ran into from Luckys " HELLO" And Effie is such a sweet Lady,I met her with Fiori while shopping at Trader Joe's,warm and friendly. That meeting and the phone call are my special memories to hold in my heart.May The Good Lord continue to comfort and strengthen the Family.
August 8, 2019
Great memories Irene and Fiori opening their heart and home to my boys we traded the boys back and forth when they were young love that but the most special time with Fiori and Irene was when they would come up a couple times a year to Washington( I'm sorry but that's probably selfish) I had them all to ourselves and we would explore the areas have good food just enjoy being with them - great role models for us all. One time right after divorce I was struggling and around the holidays Irene and fiori came over with this huge box Fiori had cut up Steaks and Chops and roasts for me and the boys. that was such a wonderful thing for us I always remember him carrying in that huge box - kind and compassionate -Godspeed my friend.
August 5, 2019
Don and I have shared so many Memories with Fiori and Irene for a lifetime for 65 years . We knew them as Nini and Fifi. We grew up together and brought up our children together and enjoyed so many wonderful Happy Laughing Times . Even though we have lost our best friends as we grow old those memories are a treasure in our hearts and souls. Our house was Always full of Joy and Love with the Angoletta Family . Me and my family will Miss you Fifi Always and Forever. God Bless you compadre 🙏
August 4, 2019
So many fond memories of our "Papa". One of our favorite pastimes was "Senior Sunday" where Aldo & I would host an all day Mexican Train domino games starting around Noon until 7PM. This usually involved Aldo putting something on the BBQ, with lots of food, lots of laughter, and good hearted joshing with one another. Papa was a very competitive player with no mercy for the player next to him, no one was safe, no exceptions. He was notorious for trumping anyone's train, anything for a win. His famous phrase if you trumped him was, "You Hotdog!" All in all, everyone enjoyed the day which ended with "see you at the next game." Well Papa- see you at the next game. Save us a seat. With much love & adoration- Gwen.
August 2, 2019
There are just SO many memories I am blessed to have with you, Papa. From Disneyland to paddle boating on the lake to your cooking lessons, I thank you for always being PRESENT in our lives. Thank you for instilling the importance of making homemade pasta- especially your famous cannelloni. Thank you for teaching me how to shoot a game of pool. Thank you for loving me, Sara, and your grandkids unconditionally. Thank you for all those lunch and dinner dates- most of them at Rubios. Thank you for showing us it's okay to be silly and how to laugh at yourself. Thank you for being the best Papa a girl could every hope for. I love you, now and forever.
July 31, 2019
My fondest memory of uncle Fiori was when he came up to Washington when when I was 18. We had just moved back from Spain, I had just graduated high school, and was a total Nerd. He taught me how to make the most amazing scratch Tortellini with home made Alfredo sauce. I had no idea at the time how much that specific dish would lead to impressing the ladies (at the time i was still living at home with my mom and dad and they made me cook it for them almost weekly, and it led to my first stateside job at the Olive Garden). And, its the first homemade dish I made for my wife, and probably one of the reasons she moved from Poland to marry me! Love ya Uncle Fifi, wish you coulda met my boys! Jason