Angelo Boniello, 99, died on January 13, 2022, at his home in West Long Branch.
Angelo’s life truly epitomized the American Dream. He was born in Quaglietta, Italy, a small town located in the province of Avellino. At the age of 13, Angelo, his mother and 2 brothers immigrated to the United States. He attended the New York Public School system and was then employed at the Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories in Fort Monmouth as a telegraph and telephone engineering trainee.
He was then inducted into the Army Air Corps and was assigned overseas to the China-Burma- India Theatre during World War II. While stationed in Misamari, India he served as Sergeant in the Air Transport Command and was the electrician in charge of installing and maintaining power and lighting systems to the entire air base. He was honorable discharged on December 6, 1945, when World War II ended.
After his discharge, he was reemployed by the U.S. Army Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth. However, Angelo had a great appetite for learning and placed a tremendous value on education. He attended Monmouth Jr. College (now Monmouth University) and was awarded an Associate of Arts degree in 1949. From 1951-1664 he attended Newark College of Engineering during the evenings and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) as well as a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). He remained at the U.S. Army Electronics Command until his retirement in 1977.
When he wasn’t working Angelo was an accomplished fast pitch softball pitcher for Cole Labs. He was an avid Yankee fan and watched every game even up through the most recent season. He also enjoyed fixing things, especially cars and anything electronic. In retirement he was a consultant for Johnny’s Garage in Long Branch where he worked on automotive electronics and computerized engine performance problems. He also loved teaching math to his grandchildren or anyone who would listen. He and his wife of 71 years, Jeanette, loved to travel and were able to go to his home town in Italy as well as Spain, Nova Scotia and all over the United States.
After his retirement he turned his attention to his community and became a substitute teacher of mathematics and science in the West Long Branch public school system. He was also a member of the West Long Branch Board of Education from 1991-1997, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the road repaving inspector for the Borough Engineer.
Angelo married Jeanette Colangelo, his wife of 71 years, in 1950 and they raised their family in West Long Branch. He is predeceased by his parents, Rosario and Antoinette, and two brothers Carmine and Claude. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, his children Anthony Boniello of Oceanport, Michael Boniello and his wife Carol of Ocean Grove and Lisa Shaw and her husband Jeff of Thornton, Pennsylvania and his grandchildren Alexis and Cassandra Shaw.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20th, from 10-11am at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue, Long Branch. A Funeral Mass will follow at St Michael’s Church, West End at 11:30am. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. Donations in Angelo’s memory may be made to Homeside Hospice, 67 Walnut Avenue Suite 205, Clark, NJ 07066. Letters of condolence can be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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