Angelo came to Australia from Italy in 1951 and created a new life for himself and his family through hard work and strong family values. He never returned to his home country for a visit.
He was a kind and gentle man with a friendly smile. He had been a member of the Rotary Club of Benalla for 37 years and it was through Rotary that we came to know Angelo.
However it was when we decided to make a real effort to learn to speak Italian that Angelo came into our closer circle. Each week Kelly went along to Rotary with a new phrase to try out on Angelo, sometimes it was met with a wry smile and sometimes it received a response. In his quiet way, we felt he enjoyed the fact that we were trying to learn his native language.
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