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IN MEMORY

Arcangelo A. Romano - Class Of 1945

Arcangelo A. “Congie” Romano, 91, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Kenosha on February 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (DiCello) Romano. He was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, educated in local schools, and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.

On July 8, 1950, he was united in marriage to Rita Aceto at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. In 1957, he began operating A & E Auto Salvage. Over the 43 years of its existence, he transformed a small salvage yard into one of the largest towing and salvage operations in the county. Romano Towing Service closed operations in January of 2000. While managing the 24 hour business, teaching during the day, and raising a family, he continued his education by completing undergraduate work in the field of English at Dominican College of Racine and earning a Master’s Degree in British Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Arcangelo retired from teaching in 1995 at the age of 72. However, he continued his love of writing, publishing a novel in 2009.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, the Mount Carmel Holy Name Society, the Italian American Society, Knights of Columbus, Kenosha Education Association, Kenosha Retired Teacher Association, Bradford Alumni Association, and was a board member of Southern Lakes Credit Union.  In 2006, he was honored by the Bradford Alumni Association with a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Romano of Kenosha; his three children, Joseph C. “Joey” (Barbara) Romano, Charles A. (Francesca) Romano, and Marie T. (Steven) Torcaso, all of Kenosha; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Stephen) DeSchaaf, Timothy Romano, Rita (Benjamin) Gentile, Gina Romano, Joseph (Audrey) Torcaso, Rebecca Romano, Teresa Romano; and his great-grandchildren, Vinny and Dominic Gentile, and Corbin and Jameson DeSchaaf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Frank, Angelo, and Jerry Romano; and a great granddaughter, Giada Gentile.  The Romano family would like to thank Dr. Giuseppe Garretto, Dr. Peter Mariani, and the nursing staff of St. Catherine’s Hospital for their care and support.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 22nd, from Proko Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment followed at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation was held at the Proko Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Arcangelo "Congie" A. Romano, 91, of Kenosha passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at St. Catherine's Hospital in Pleasant Prairie, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Kenosha on Feb. 25, 1924, the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (DiCello) Romano, he was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, educated in local schools, and a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School.

On July 8, 1950, he was united in marriage to Rita Aceto at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

In 1957, he began operating A & E Auto Salvage. Over the 43 years of its existence, he transformed a small salvage yard into one of the largest towing and salvage operations in the county. Romano Towing Service closed operations in January of 2000. While managing the 24 hour business, teaching during the day, and raising a family, he continued his education by completing undergraduate work in the field of English at Dominican College of Racine and earning a Master's Degree in British Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Arcangelo retired from teaching in 1995 at the age of 72. However, he continued his love of writing, publishing a novel in 2009.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, the Mount Carmel Holy Name Society, the Italian American Society, Knights of Columbus, Kenosha Education Association, Kenosha Retired Teacher Association, Bradford Alumni Association, and was a board member of Southern Lakes Credit Union.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Romano, of Kenosha; his three children, Joseph C. "Joey" (Barbara) Romano, Charles A. (Francesca) Romano, and Marie T. (Steven) Torcaso, all of Kenosha; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Stephen) DeSchaaf, Timothy Romano, Rita (Benjamin) Gentile, Gina Romano, Joseph (Audrey) Torcaso, Rebecca Romano, Teresa Romano and his great grandchildren, Vinny and Dominic Gentile, and Corbin and Jameson DeSchaaf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, John, Frank, Angelo, and Jerry Romano, and a great granddaughter, Giada Gentile.

The Romano family would like to thank Dr. Giuseppe Garretto, Dr. Peter Mariani, and the nursing staff of St. Catherine's Hospital for their care and support.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from Proko Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the Proko Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 p.m.



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- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kenoshanews/obituary.aspx?pid=175883705#sthash.Ry2xw271.dpufArcangelo A. “Congie” Romano, 91, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Kenosha on February 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (DiCello) Romano. He was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, educated in local schools, and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.
On July 8, 1950, he was united in marriage to Rita Aceto at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
In 1957, he began operating A & E Auto Salvage. Over the 43 years of its existence, he transformed a small salvage yard into one of the largest towing and salvage operations in the county. Romano Towing Service closed operations in January of 2000. While managing the 24 hour business, teaching during the day, and raising a family, he continued his education by completing undergraduate work in the field of English at Dominican College of Racine and earning a Master’s Degree in British Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Arcangelo retired from teaching in 1995 at the age of 72. However, he continued his love of writing, publishing a novel in 2009.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, the Mount Carmel Holy Name Society, the Italian American Society, Knights of Columbus, Kenosha Education Association, Kenosha Retired Teacher Association, Bradford Alumni Association, and was a board member of Southern Lakes Credit Union.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Romano of Kenosha; his three children, Joseph C. “Joey” (Barbara) Romano, Charles A. (Francesca) Romano, and Marie T. (Steven) Torcaso, all of Kenosha; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Stephen) DeSchaaf, Timothy Romano, Rita (Benjamin) Gentile, Gina Romano, Joseph (Audrey) Torcaso, Rebecca Romano, Teresa Romano; and his great-grandchildren, Vinny and Dominic Gentile, and Corbin and Jameson DeSchaaf.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Frank, Angelo, and Jerry Romano; and a great granddaughter, Giada Gentile.
The Romano family would like to thank Dr. Giuseppe Garretto, Dr. Peter Mariani, and the nursing staff of St. Catherine’s Hospital for their care and support.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd, from Proko Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the Proko Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.