Obituary: Mr. Angelo Carmella of Angie's Shoe Repair
- Deceased's name: Angelo J. Carmella
Angelo J. Carmella
Owner of Angie’s Shoe Repair in Linden and Clark, Pursued the Arts in Retirement
Angelo J. Carmella, 91, of North Brunswick, N.J., and formerly of Clark, N.J., died peacefully on December 30, 2012.
Friends and family are invited to the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset, N.J. 08873 for visitation Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 56 Throop Ave., New Brunswick. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery in New Brunswick.
Born in DuBois, Pa., on October 7, 1921 to Pasquale and Leona (Aronica) Carmella, Angelo later traveled the country as a teenager with the Civilian Conservation Corps, engaged in various public works projects. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. While stationed at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, Angelo met his future wife, Adeline Lillian Sallese, who served in the Women’s Army Corps. They settled in New Jersey after the war, residing in New Brunswick, Linden, Rahway, and Clark before retiring to North Brunswick 20 years ago. They were married for 62 years.
Angelo owned and operated Angie’s Shoe Repair for four decades, first with a shop in New Brunswick, then in Linden in the 1950s and 1960s and later in Clark from 1970 to 1989. In his retirement, he enjoyed art and music. He composed and staged the musical “Schemes & Dreams” at East Brunswick’s Theater 22, and most recently exhibited pen and ink drawings at the DuBois, PA ArtWalk last summer. His art work can be viewed on his website, Angelo J. Carmella Artistic Endeavors, http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
A devoted husband and father, Angelo was predeceased by his wife Lillian, who died in 2008. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Pat, and sisters, Josephine and Angeline.
Angelo is survived by his children Richard and his wife Eileen, Dennis and his wife Marnee, and Angela and her husband Paul Hauge; by his grandchildren Dennis, Jennifer, Sara, Aimee and her husband William Whitehead, Kristin, and Michael; and by his great grandson Peyton. He is also survived by his brothers, Leonard Carmella, Thomas Carmella, and Samuel Caramela; sisters, Mary Mancuso and Carmelita Berg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Angelo’s memory to Veterans of Foreign Wars at www.vfw.org, or to a charity of your choice.