Angelo DiRosa

Angelo J. DiRosa

1923 - 2018

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Obituary of Angelo DiRosa

Angelo was a well-known and well-loved man, and he had charisma to spare. He enjoyed going to the Amherst Senior Center, because it was where he made a lot of his friends. They were all incredibly close knit. For many at the center, he was either the first one to welcome them, or the first person they heard about. When he wasn’t able to go, 4 or 5 of his friends would call to check up on him.

Two of Angelo’s favorite things were cooking and coming with ingenious ways to save money. When it came to food, he truly understood the importance of fresh ingredients, especially after his work for SM Flickinger as the supervisor of the produce section. However, as a man who grew up during the Great Depression, Angelo also understood the importance of frugality. Savers was one of his favorite stores because he hated the thought of buying new when there was perfectly good used clothing being sold for cheap. Once, he cut a glasses case in half to be his cellphone holder because he didn’t want to buy one.

The most important thing for Angelo was his faith in God. He was deeply religious and would go to mass every Sunday that he was physically able. He even made rosaries himself, which he would give to his friends and family. Please take a rosary to always remember Angelo and how he will never leave your heart and prayers.

DiRosa, Angelo J. March 16, 2018 of Amherst, NY. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee LoFranco) and late Antoinette (nee Sacco) DiRosa; devoted father of Angela (David) Krysztofowicz, Mary (Michael) Diebold, and late Michael (Patricia) DiRosa; dear stepfather of Diana (Dennis) Cain, Michael (Linda) Sheely, Roberta Bullington, John (Lynnette) Sheely, Mark (Cheryl) Sheely, and Martin (Junko) Sheely; cherished brother of late Angeline (late Charles) LaGreca, late Joseph (late Grace) DiRosa, late Mary (late Pasquale) Cutini, late Teresa (late Nicholas) DiPasquale, and late John (late Ann) DiRosa; also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919 on Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo the Great Church, Amherst, NY on Thursday at 9:15 AM. Please assemble at church. Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences at 



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg
4199 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:15 am
Thursday, March 22, 2018
St. Leo the Great Church
885 Sweet Home Rd.
Amherst, New York, United States
(716) 835-8905


10:45 am
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
800 Pine Ridge Rd.
Cheektowaga, New York, United States