Angelo J. Barranco, age 93, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at his residence. Angelo was born in Racine, May 1, 1916, son of the late Dominic and Mary (Nee: Cinquegrani) Barranco.
Angelo was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School. He was united in marriage to Jane G. Lentz on December 10, 1938, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he was a longtime member. Jane preceded him in death, October 21, 2005. During World War II, Angelo proudly served his country in the United States Army while stationed in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. Angelo was employed with Walker Manufacturing for forty-three years. He also had a wonderful sense of humor and a huge love for his family. He was an avid Scrabble player, and a fierce competitor. Angelo was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his four children, Mary Jane (Tom) Teschendorf, Rosalie (Howard) Rauch, John Barranco, Linda (Philip) Dalton; 13 grandchildren, Brian (Erika Kachama-NKoy) Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Sara (Michael) Mooney, Jeannine (Jay) Hisel, Michael Rauch, Robert Rauch, Christopher Rauch, Linda Sue (Christopher) Zeien, Angela Jane (Robert) Poulsen, Marla Rauch- (Roland) Choate, John Rauch (fiancée, Angie Anderson), John Barranco Jr., Laura Kathleen Dalton (fiancé, Chad Helding); 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Sam (Rita) Barranco; four sisters, Adeline Sackman, Susie Griffin, Rose (Gene) Bracker, Mary Balabuch; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela; two brothers, Frank and Joe; and brothers-in-law, August Sackman, David Griffin and Norb Balabuch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., on Monday January 11, 2010, at 12:30 p.m., with Rev. John D. Aiello officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Hwy C, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Monday from 11 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888