Condolence & Memory Journal


Angelo. You will be remembered. God bless you, rest in peace. Armen

Posted by Armen Hagopian - Warren, MI   November 04, 2019

Posted by Armen L. Hagopian - Warren, MI   November 04, 2019

My late husband, Tom, often spoke of Angelo and family....what hard workers they were, wonderful people...I remember when we all had to go through the Union problem together. I send my condolences to the family. I send prayers and strength to you all. Bless you..K Marsack, former Marsack Sand & Gravel.

Posted by K aren Marsack marsack - Clinton Twp, MI - Friend   September 21, 2019


I was out of state when I learned about Mr. Iafrate's passing. My heart goes out to his family. He was an amazing man. He had a fantastic sense of humor, a strong conviction of right and wrong and an amazing gift for story telling that sometimes had Dominic and Angelo squirming a little! May he rest in peace and may Jesus heal your broken hearts. Be assured of my continued prayers for all you. God bless you,

Posted by Cindy Wishart - Livonia, MI - Friend   September 08, 2019


Our sincere Condolences for the Iafrate Family ... Angelo was Passionate,Strict work ethic man, who worked like a Work Horse. Had ideas that always became a success and didn't let age be nothing but a number.. He will be always remembered for making a wheel barrel and shovel into a legendary Construction company that it is today. EVERYTIME I spoke with Angelo was usually a Life Lesson and most will agree he left an imprint on your life ..

Stay positive Family and farewell angelo

Posted by Jeremy & Luann Dixon - Dryden, MI - Coworker   September 07, 2019

My prayers go out to the family!

Posted by Marty Fox - White lake, MI   September 07, 2019

Guido, Dominic, Angelo and all of Angelo's family. I just heard of Angelo's passing. I am so very sorry to hear of this. He was extremely kind to me during our days in the equipment business. My condolences to the entire family. RIP Angelo.

Posted by Dan Slife - IA - Friend   September 07, 2019

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear

Posted by Dennis and Deb Schlaud - North Branch, MI - Friend   September 06, 2019

Addolorati abbiamo ricevuto questa bruttissima notizia. Le nostre più sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia,da Maria Grazia Cerrone e Salvatore Landolfi e da Pierluigi Landolfi e famiglia.

Posted by Maria Grazia Cerrone - Italia - Family   September 06, 2019

If there is land balancing or other dirt work to be done in Heaven, I'm sure Angelo is on a backhoe showing the Angels the right way to do it. I was lucky enough to know Angelo for close to 50 years. We enjoyed each other company and we spoke over the phone or in person regularly over the years. I learned a lot from him and sometimes I even managed to teach him something unrelated to construction. Although he quit school in the fourth grade to work on his parents farm in Sora Italy, I think he was one of the smartest people I ever met. Without a doubt he was one of the hardest working you can imagine. He ran a backhoe and a dozer up until the last 6 months of his life even after he needed help on a machine. Angelo was truly one of a kind and he will definitely be missed. To his family, especially his devoted wife Rebecca, I would like to paraphrase the words of Winnie the Pooh and say how lucky we are to have had someone in our lives that makes saying good bye so hard.

Posted by Mike Stefani - Lake Angelus, MI - Friend   September 06, 2019

Our condolences to the Iafrate family in this hour need. The family will be in our prayers.

Posted by Eric Cullimore - Potterville, MI - Coworker   September 06, 2019


Posted by Brian Russo - FL   September 05, 2019

Boss!! You will always hold a special place in our hearts! You showed me how to push to reach for the star!!! You told me never give up!!! Because nothing was
Impossibile!! And most of all!!! My words
Every day!!!! Keep a Go!!!!! Our heartfelt condolences to the whole Iafrate family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

Posted by Vicki Jakubowski - Apopka, FL - friend   September 05, 2019

Hard work, family and proudness to be born in Italy and being strong in America. He left in my mind these simple principles like a dad talks with his son, thank you forever Angelo. Ill you pray keeping in my mind the time spent with your life lessons till my time goes by. Strong in heaven as you have been among us...

Posted by Luigi Apice - Italy - Family Friend   September 05, 2019

A fun loving wonderful soul with whom I had 20 years of friendship..I will miss our competition gardening and cooking competitions..the Rochester and Oakland Twp all benefited from his charity. I know what a great loss he will be to his beloved family.Judi Brao

Posted by Judi Brao - Oakland Twp, MI - Friend   September 05, 2019

Mr Iafrate is one of the most remarkable men I have had the pleasure to know he taught me many life lessons that still inspire me to this day my deepest condolences for his family Keep A Go

Posted by Angus Mora - Tampa, FL - Friend   September 05, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to the whole Iafrate family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

Posted by Carla Camu - Family   September 05, 2019

Hard working Sometimes hard to work for, but always respected him would not be where I am today if not for the Iafrate co,s My condolences to the family

Posted by wesley {Red} Goff - Walled Lake, MI - friend   September 05, 2019

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. Angelo was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace. Our condolences goes out to my daughter Rebecca and the Iafrate Family .

Posted by Jose Seguban - Manila, Philippines - Father   September 05, 2019

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Shelby Township, MI   September 05, 2019

Condolence to the Iafrate Family

Posted by Raul Seguban - Family   September 04, 2019

Our Deepest condolences to the Iafrate Family. Angelo, rest in peace. Eternal light shine upon you,

Posted by Rafael Seguban - Chicago, IL - Family Friend   September 04, 2019

Hardest working family
I have ever known! Heartfelt sympathy to the family, Rest in peace, great man!

Posted by Dave Pobanz - Fort Gratiot, MI - Coworker   September 04, 2019

Wow I love this guy he taught me a lot. All he ever did was help people. He was the best. Going to miss him until I see him again. RIH.

Posted by Dale Hayes - Southfield, MI - Friend   September 04, 2019

Rebecca and the Iafrate Family,
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you. This past winter I was blessed to have taken him (and Rebecca) the Blessed Sacrament each month while they was living in North Branch. I enjoyed and looked forward to our time together. He would reminisce about his life in Italy and the importance his faith and his family were in his life. I cherish the memories. God speed to Angelo and Kathy and I will keep Angelo and the family in our daily prayers. Deacon Pete, SS Peter and Paul, North Branch

Posted by Peter Lynch - North Branch, MI - Friend   September 04, 2019

Very Sorry for your loss....our prayers go out to all the family and friends.....
Steve Strasser & C&D Hughes, Inc.

Posted by Steve Strasser - Walled Lake, MI   September 04, 2019


We will keep Angelo and his family in our prayers from his parish family in North Branch, MI.
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Fr Rich Treml

Posted by Fr Rich Treml - North Branch, MI - Neighbor   September 04, 2019

Angelo was one of my favorite customers who always kept me on my toes. I will miss talking and negotiating with him. He was one of the hardest working guys out there and I can truly say he thought me a few things along the way. Rest In Peace Angelo and my condolences to the entire Iafrate family.

Posted by Dan Inglima - Clearwater, FL - Friend   September 04, 2019

Our condolences to all your family and may you Rest In Peace.

Posted by O Seguban - St Pete, FL - Friend   September 04, 2019

I'll remember Angelo as larger than life! I admired the man in myriad ways--his resolve, his passion, his energy. I'll surely miss him. Rest in peace, sir.

Posted by George Foster Foster - Weeki Wachee, FL - Friend   September 04, 2019

My prayers for the total family may there be peace in each heart

Posted by Marie O'Dell - orlando, FL - Friend   September 04, 2019

Terry and I send our deepest sympathy to the Iafrate family.

Posted by Terry & Jan Babb - Gowen, MI   September 03, 2019

We are sorry to hear about Angelo he was a nice man.The Lord give him a long life to share with others.God bless.

Posted by Wenceslao Escobar - Haines city, FL - Friend   September 03, 2019

I have known Uncle Angelo from the time he came from Italy to live with us. He would borrow my typewriter to send letters back home. He was always very good to me and my family. Whenever I told him someone was hurting, he was there to help them. He had a great sense of humor. When I gave him a cassata rum cake for his birthday, he said..."I think they left the rum in the bottle." I will miss my uncle and his kindness very much. May God bless him and his family.

Posted by Donna Iafrate - STERLING HEIGHTS, MI   September 03, 2019

What can I say you were a huge part of me growing up when I started working for you , the life lessons, alway to think out of the box , and the phrases , nothing in this world is impossible! Enjoyed our time together !what a man ! I know I wil miss you and our talks Rest In Peace Angelo you won't be forgotten Keep a Go ! Prayers and condolences to your family

Posted by Tony Ansaldo - Spring Hill, FL - Friend   September 03, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to family of Angelo Iafrate. He will truly be missed .A kind, gentle soul, loved by so many friends and family with beautiful memories to live in our hearts forever.May god give you and your family the grace and wisdom today and for the days to come. Our condolences to the Iafrate family. Kevin and Kathy Koerber

Posted by Kathy Koerber - Shelby Twp, MI - Family   September 03, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to family of Angelo Iafrate.He will truly be missed. A kind, gentle soul, loved by so many friends and family with beautiful memories to live in our hearts forever.May god give you and your family the grace and wisdom today and for the days to come. Our condolences to the Iafrate family. Kevin and Kathy Koerber

Posted by Kathy Koerber - Shelby Twp, MI - Family   September 03, 2019