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Franco Angelillo

December 20, 1943 — April 2, 2021

Franco Angelillo

Franco Angelillo, 77, of Southington, passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Apple Rehab in Plainville.

Franco was born on Dec. 20, 1943, in Italy, to the late Vincenzo and Maria (Colapetella) Angelillo and came to the United States with his family in 1962.

He was the owner and operator of Rotorey International for many years, often traveling all over Europe and Central and South America, and finally retiring in 2010. He enjoyed life to the fullest, and was happiest around family near and far. While remembered for many things, he loved gardening, cooking, cars, clothing, traveling, music, fixing anything, and helping others.

Franco is survived by his four children; sons, Frank Angelillo and his wife Janet, Vincent (Greg) Angelillo, Leonardo Angelillo and daughter, Lisa Forrest and her husband Mason; 8 grandchildren; Alex, Erin, Emma, Abigail and Sophie Angelillo, Hunter, Jakob and Blake Forrest. He is also survived by his brother, Benino Angelillo and wife Nancy, sister, Lisa Fiorello and husband Joe, and daughter-in-law, Kim Angelillo, all of Southington, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Gina, Eneo, Ilario, and Anna Rose.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Franco’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Face coverings and social distancing are required at all times. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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