Michael A. “Angie” Angelari, 68, passed away peacefully and entered heaven’s gates Thursday, January 4, 2018 at The Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill surrounded by his loving family.
Michael was born in Lawrence, MA and raised in Methuen, MA, where he lived for many years prior to relocating to Andover, MA and later Hampton, NH. He was a 1969 graduate of Tenney High School, where he was a standout track and football athlete before receiving an associate’s degree from Northern Essex Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Boston State College and a master’s degree from UMass Lowell.
Prior to his retirement, Michael taught social studies at Methuen High School for 22 years. A dedicated teacher and mentor to his students, he was also the yearbook advisor and a linesman for Methuen High School football games, which he loved attending and seeing his students. Michael also worked for many years at Raytheon Company as a material expeditor.
Michael and his wife Carol enjoyed traveling to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and various parts of the United States. He was deeply passionate about history and a proud member of the Methuen Historical Society and the Tuck Museum in Hampton, NH. Michael was also an avid baseball and football fan who could recite the names of all NFL players and coaches. And he loved the music of the 1960s, especially the Beatles, who taught him that “all you need is love.”
But more than anything, Michael loved being surrounded by his friends and family. Whether he was hosting dinners, 45’s tournaments or Halloween parties, Michael always made everyone who entered his house feel at home. He was also a dedicated father to his two daughters, Lara and Alison, whom he loved with all his heart.
In addition to the love of his life, his wife Carol (Molligi) Angelari, with whom he just celebrated 25 years of marriage. Michael is survived by his beloved mother Anne (Vetrano) Angelari of Haverhill; two daughters, Lara (Angelari) Colarusso and her husband, Carlo of Wilmington, and Alison Angelari of Manchester, England; sister, Norma (Angelari) Lapointe and husband, Ed of Windham, NH; brother-in-law, Joseph Molligi and his wife, Judith of Lowell; sister-in-law, Ann Sannizzaro of Woburn; sister-in-law Michele Laliberty of North Chelmsford; sister-in-law, Rose Molligi of Colebrook, NH. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who he treasured, cousins who he cherished and many lifelong friends who to him always felt more like family.
Michael was predeceased by his father, Angelo Angelari.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main St., N. Andover. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory may be the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445 or to a charity of choice.