Titan of Industry, Wartime Hero, and Legendary Icon Angelo Framularo created a legacy of love
Angelo Roland Framularo, age 78, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Saint Vincent's Hospital. He was born December 22, 1943 in Bridgeport, the son of the late Charles and Madeline (Pagluiso) Framularo. Angelo was a graduate of Notre Dame High School with Mensa honors, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Fairfield University, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport (both Summa Cum Laude), and proudly served his country as a highly decorated Major in the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. Angelo was a U.S. Army Special Operations Green Beret and Airborne Ranger, one of America's most elite special operations units in the Military. Angelo was awarded many accolades for his heroism above and beyond the call of duty while serving in the Army including his most recent Wartime Veterans Award acknowledging his outstanding service to our country. Angelo was recognized by the 45th President of the United States for his valor as a bona fide American Hero. Angelo was a highly decorated soldier of the war who was wounded in action. Angelo's actions during Vietnam are a true story of valor, honor, bravery and courage. He retired as CEO and president of Quality Homes after 35 years where he fundamentally changed the Realty landscape in Connecticut, rose to become one of the most prominent and influential executives for decades and was revered as a captain of industry. Angelo was a genuine innovator and pioneer in his industry who constantly created opportunities. He used his intellect, grit and determination to cultivate success and was the epitome of resiliency. Angelo served as an active Member of VFW Post 10059 Trumbull, American Legion Post 141 (Trumbull) and Post 16 (Shelton), Barnum Festival's Tom Thumb ceremonies and Memorial Day Parade Chairman. Despite his wartime injuries, Angelo went on to be an active leader and inspiration, leading Cub Scout Pack 168 (The Action Pack) and Boy Scout Troop 65 to their highest participation rates and award recognition. As the Girl Scout Leader for Troop 32, Angelo set another standard for the first time in history a male held such a distinctive honor, which he did for his daughters. Angelo led his daughters, Regina and Linnette, along with an active group of women on adventures, trips, and trained them with key survival skills. With this training, his daughters became master marksmen, swimmers, and survivalists. For more than 30 years, he orchestrated hundreds of events including Eagle Scout Award Ceremonies for his sons Angelo and Vincent, Gold Award Ceremonies for his daughters Nichole, Regina and Linnette as well as the Boy Scout and Girl Scout involvement in the Trumbull Memorial Day parade to honor our Veterans. Over 3 decades of involvement with both the Boy Scouts of America (Troop 65) and Girl Scouts (Troop 32), Angelo served as Troop Committee Chairman, Nutmeg District Chairman, Nutmeg District Advancement Chairman, Nutmeg District Eagle Board Chairman, Nutmeg District member at large, and received the Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver and Bronze Pelican Awards; the highest honors a council may present for exceptional service to Scouting. He was on a number of local Committees and ran countless community events at St. Theresa Church including their annual Carnival. Angelo was the most exuberant supporter of all the activities his children were involved with from Track State Championships, swim meets, karate, soccer, basketball, rugby, dance and every school trip. Angelo was truly an icon as the Captain of his football team, star Quarterback, baseball all-star, musician, licensed architect, real estate broker, master mechanic, professional engineer, developer, scholar, and Hero. He was a motorcycle and car enthusiast who always had the most meticulously maintained automobiles. Angelo was a music aficionado who played the trumpet, sang in the Church Choir, went to the original Woodstock, New Orleans & Newport Jazz Fests, hundreds of live concerts, knew both the A and B sides of every single record, the lyrics to every song, and always ensured his 'tapes' were with him on every road trip. His brilliant intellect and zest for life also made him the ultimate adventurer. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, skiing, water skiing (barefoot), boating, hiking, gardening, traveling, and any kind of adventure but mostly enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. Angelo loved a good casino escapade and was a skilled blackjack and craps player who always brought the tables to life with his vibrant enthusiasm. Angelo was always 'in the action'. He was extremely proud to be an Italian American and would often recant stories of the family journey through Ellis island. The Feasts of San Gennaro and Saint Anthony were annual traditions for more than 7 decades. Desserts of every kind, including cannoli, anginetti, and spumoni were among his favorites. The family recipe pizza gain always made a special appearance for Easter celebrations. As a proponent for knowledge, Angelo sponsored and promoted educational opportunities for his entire family. He will be remembered for his genius, kindness, sense of humor, humility, continued inspiration, and unparalleled work ethic. Angelo was brilliant, charismatic, kind, generous and an unwavering optimist whose positive attitude was infectious to all those he interacted with. Angelo lived an extraordinary life doing what he loved, and he will be deeply missed throughout the industry he helped create and by the countless number of people whom he inspired to be their best selves. He adored his family and friends, and we are all incredibly lucky to have had an exceptional man of such profound character in our lives. Family vacations, birthdays and all events with Angelo were always inviting, warm and filled with love and laughter. Angelo loved a party and was always the last to leave every event, ensuring that he spent quality time with everyone and saying his proper goodbyes before departing. He had a brilliant mind that left an impression on anyone he met and an impeccable memory for recalling details about each individual that he interacted with. His wonderful smile and welcoming demeanor made him loved by all those he encountered. Angelo loved hard, worked hard and played hard. He was exceptionally proud of his wife and children and reminded them often of his love for each of them. Our precious memories of Angelo will continue to keep him alive. Angelo was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be missed dearly by all.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lilian (Schofield) Framularo; five brilliantly amazing children who all take after their father, Nichole, Angelo II, Vincent, Regina (David William) and Linnette; his three loving siblings, Diane Baranowsky, Charles Framularo Jr. (Phyllis), and Nicholas Framularo (Lisa); several cousins, nieces, nephews; and a plethora of friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 11th, 2022, Veteran's Day, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, November 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Burial with Full Military Honors will be held privately in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.
In lieu of cut flowers, please send perennial plants and perennial flowers which will be used to create a memorial garden in his honor.
Also, contributions in his memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 65, the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 10059, and the Saint Anthony Chapel at St. Margaret's Shrine.