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In Memory of

Angelo Borracchini

September 9, 1923 - March 21, 2015

Obituary


Angelo Borracchini, husband and father, businessman, combat veteran, died at his winter home in Arizona on March 21 with his wife at his side. Born in Seattle in 1923, he worked in the bakery along with his family until, at age 20, he was drafted into the US Army and shipped to the Central European Theater with the 75th Infantry Division. While there, he fought in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. For this action, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal. In 1948 after returning from WWII, he married Dora...

Angelo Borracchini, husband and father, businessman, combat veteran, died at his winter home in Arizona on March 21 with his wife at his side. Born in Seattle in 1923, he worked in the bakery along with his family until, at age 20, he was drafted into the US Army and shipped to the Central European Theater with the 75th Infantry Division. While there, he fought in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. For this action, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal. In 1948 after returning from WWII, he married Dora Mariani. Throughout their life together, they followed her dreams and his instincts. He continued working at the bakery until they decided to move to Florence, Italy.
Upon returning to Seattle, he founded a food distribution company. When he and Dora were not wintering in Arizona, he could be found at the office every day.
Attending every meeting since 1975, Angelo eventually rose to National President of his beloved 75th division. With great pride in his Italian heritage, Angelo was a founding member of both Bellevue Sons of Italy Lodge and Festa Italiana. He was also a member of the Italian Club.
From the beginning of their married life, Angelo and Dora lived by their own rules, which included traveling extensively to visit family and friends and to experience the adventure of life.
Along with his wife, he leaves his children; Dorina (Rick), Dan and Don (Karen) as well as his grandchildren, Jennifer (Christian), Angela, Michael and Andrew; and his new great grandchild, Geir.
Being one of five, he is predeceased by two siblings, Lily and Dino, but is remembered by the two remaining, Remo and Antoinette (Lou) along with numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
He was an honorable man. He did his duty well.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Angelo's name can be made to Wounded Warrior Project.


Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Bellevue, WA.