Angelo "Punky" Ingrao, 53, of Falconer, N.Y., was taken into the loving arms of our Father on March 19, 2010.
A lifelong area resident, he was born October 23, 1956, in Jamestown, the son of Angelo C. and Rebecca J. Hubbard Ingrao.
Punky graduated from Jamestown High School in 1975 and was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church.
Angelo 'Punky' Ingrao
He was married for 30 years to Julia E Ingrao, and they had three children together. He was a loving and devoted father to Fawn (Erin) Schuster, Jenny Ingrao (Aaron Johnson), his remarkably strong son, his "two-legger" Lukas Angelo Ingrao and his faithful companion and golden retriever grandson, Beau.
Punky enjoyed spending all his time outside either in the garden, barn or woods. In the garden he tended to his garlic and produce that he shared with all. In the barn, he was our very own horse whisper. Spending many hours with his horses and cows, Punky had the knack with animals. In the woods, he enjoyed spending time with his son Lukas hunting, logging firewood with their Kubota and riding the ATV. Every day, he would care for all of his animals and bring Marge (the crow) her morning snack. He will be sadly missed by all his critter kids.
Punky will be remembered for his love of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, feeding all his friends and family. A"jack-of-all-trades," he was always found helping his loved ones with his loving smile and warm laughter.
Punky also treasured spending time with his cousins or as many thought "long lost brothers" Uncle Kurt(y) Searsone and Michael Dye at camp and in the hay fields.
He is also survived by his mother Rebecca Ingrao of Falconer, two brothers: Alleyn Ingrao of Jamestown and Randall (Marsister, Candace (John) Fafinski of Falconer, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Angelo C. Ingrao, his maternal grandmother, Esther Wilcox, and paternal grandmother, Grace Ingrao.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 556 E. Second St., Jamestown. The Rev. John P. Saraka, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery, Willard Street Extention.
The family will received friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society of Chautauqua County 4-H.
Visit our Web site at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.