Mourning the death of Joseph J. Angi, Sr., distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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Senate Resolution No. 3201


MOURNING the death of Joseph J. Angi, Sr.,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. of Mount Kisco and Somers, New York
died on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the age of 95, due to complications
related to the novel coronavirus; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. lived a very full life and may be best
known as one of the proprietors of Pines Bridge Lodge in Yorktown, and
the owner, along with his wife, Rosemarie, of the Fife and Drum
Restaurant in Mount Kisco; and

WHEREAS, During his time at the Pines Bridge Lodge, he was
affectionately known as Big Joe; in his years at the Fife and Drum
Restaurant, he was known as Papa Joe; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. was born in 1924 to Antonio and Maria
Angi at the Mount Kisco Hospital, as it was known at the time; he
attended and graduated from Mount Kisco High School on West Hyatt Avenue
before it became Mount Kisco Elementary School; and

WHEREAS, During his high school years, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. worked
with his father and uncles at the Angi Brothers Market; he told many
stories about the fresh meat and vegetable bus his uncles owned which
would make rounds through the village to sell to people in their
neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, At the age of 18, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. enlisted in the
United States Army, 8th Armored Division; he completed basic training in
Louisiana and eventually served in Belgium, France and Germany during
World War II; and

WHEREAS, His stories about commissioning items for his troop by
bartering, and in some cases borrowing under cover of darkness, were the
topic of many pleasant hours; and

WHEREAS, In 1948, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. married his beloved wife,
Rosemarie at St. Mary's Church in Port Chester; they celebrated 72 years
of marriage earlier this month; when asked the secret to a long and
happy marriage he would reply he always said "Yes, dear"; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr.'s commitment to excellence, and his
spirit of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise,
including charitable and civic endeavors; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. was a past member of the Mount Kisco
Fire Police and a member of the American Legion Moses Taylor Post 136
Mount Kisco for over 50 years; in addition, he was a member of and also
served as an usher at St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years; and

WHEREAS, In retirement, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. and his wife enjoyed
time with their grandchildren and spending time with family and friends
in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey at their summer home; they wintered in
Gulfport, Florida, where they had many friends; and

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. is survived by his loving wife,
Rosemarie; and their four children, Anthony Angi, Barbara (Richard)
John, Jim Angi, Joseph (Lori) Angi, Jr.; as well as 10 grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Joseph J. Angi, Sr. leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Joseph J. Angi, Sr., and to express its deepest
condolences to the family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Joseph J. Angi, Sr.


  • 29 / May / 2020
  • 09 / Jun / 2020
  • 09 / Jun / 2020

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