Angelo A. Colella, 93, lifetime resident of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Pines at Bristol. He is now reunited with his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara (Mastrianni) Colella who predeceased him in 2018.
Angelo was born on May 16, 1929 in Plainville, son to the late Joseph James and Concetta (Barresi) Colella. It was love at first sight for Angelo when he met Barbara as a teenager. Together they settled in Plainville on Skyline Drive shortly after their marriage, where they raised their beautiful daughter, Deborah, who predeceased both her parents in 2014. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged. Angelo was the owner and operator of Formalwear by Debonair in New Britain for many years alongside his wife. He had a great sense of fashion and especially loved Tuxedo’s. He spent many years dedicated to his passion for clothing, but in his downtime enjoyed various sports, including the game of golf and the Buffalo Bills. True to his Italian roots, Angelo liked to cook and was a huge lover of corn on the cob. He was a talented worker in the yard, from laying pavement to building lattice and simply maintaining his lawn, and had fun in doing so. In addition, he was a lover of Scottish Terriers and sadly leaves behind his fury friend, Dempsey, who brought him much joy over the years. A man of many talents and strong-will, Angelo will be missed as his family takes comfort in knowing he has reunited with his wife and daughter.
Angelo is survived by his grandson, Rudy Colella and his girlfriend, Jennifer Roy and her children, Tyler, Logan, and Mason. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 7 PM at the Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., Plainville. A prayer service in celebration of Angelo’s life will be held at 7 PM at the funeral home. Full military honors will be rendered following the service. Burial will be held at a later date. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PLAINVILLEFUNERALHOME.com.