Angelo A. Cervone, 80, an immigrant from Italy who operated Cervone’s Auto Body in Beacon for decades, died June 12 in his home after a short illness, surrounded by family members.
Angelo was born March 3, 1940, in San Giorgio, Italy. His family immigrated to New York in 1954 and moved to Beacon in 1955.
After working at Ketcham Motors in Fishkill, learning his trade from Roy Ketcham, Angelo opened Angelo’s Auto Body in a one-car garage building. By age 29, Angelo had constructed the building that is now Cervone’s Auto Body. His business grew throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Angelo also acquired real estate and expanded into many corporations. His family said he enjoyed family gatherings and loved Italian dancing and traveling, especially to his hometown. He also enjoyed cruising, snowmobiling and traveling in his RV. He was a life member of St. Rocco’s.
His wife, Paula, died before him. He is survived by his children, Toni Ann Juchnewicz (Eddie), Angelo Cervone (Stephanie) and Tamira Browne (John); his grandchildren, Ashley, Angelo and Kyle Perrucci, and Kayhla Bird (Colby); and his siblings, Antonetta Forzano (Angelo), Vincent Cervone (Jane), Maria Altieri (Stephen), Carmela Lail (Gary) and Gerardo Cervone.
A private Mass of Christian Burial was held June 18 at St. John the Evangelist in Beacon, followed by entombment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
Information provided by Riverview by Halvey Funeral Home