Angelo Francis Garafola age 92 of Crosby died on Friday, March 9, 2012, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born on April 24, 1919 in McKinley, Minn., to Joseph and Mary (Talerico) Garafola. He married Jeannette Smith on February 17, 1943 in Aitkin. He worked as an underground miner with Inland Steel in Crosby and Minorca Mine in Virginia. He was in the construction business serving the Cuyuna Range doing cement and masonry work. Angelo graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High
School, class of 1938. He took his junior year of high school off to work for the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp). He was a supervisor for NYA, they were responsible for building the National Guard Armory in Crosby.
He is survived by four sons: John (Jane) Garafola of St. Paul, Patsy (Debbie) Garafola of South St. Paul, Mark (Patti) Garafola of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and John E. (Elsie) Garafola of Anoka; four daughters: Jeanne Rubio of Ironton, Rose Garafola Wright of Crosby, Connie (Craig) Klingehofer of Aitkin and Mary
Garafola of Duluth; 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Jeannette, two daughters, Susan Garafola and Angela Bye; son-in-law, Robert Bye and grandson, Jon Ebnet.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.
Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Friday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church.
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