Angelo A. Turturro

February 23, 2012       

Angelo A. Turturro, 27, of 811 Cooper St., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, unexpectedly in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center.  

Born April 22, 1984, the son of Sandra L. Wearne, he graduated in 2002 from  Watertown High School. 

Angelo worked for several years in the electronics department at Walmart in Calcium and later for Stream. 

Ang was born with spina bifida and survived many trials and tribulations in his life. He underwent several life threatening surgeries and spent almost a year in a Montreal hospital during his teens. He never let his disability take away his desire to have as normal a life as possible and took great pride in his accomplishments and independence. Ang proved the doctors wrong time and time again. Through the loving care of his family Angelo beats the odds and had a full life. He had a special bond with his mother – they were not just mother and son, but best friends. 

He was a patient, generous uncle to his nieces and nephews: Cody T. Mackenna, Isaac, JayQuon, KaiAnna, Logan, Cody S., Cameron, Brandon, Nicholas, Dylan, Shane, Zachary and Ryan. He loved playfully teasing and tussling with them.  

Surviving are his mothers Sandra “Sam” Wearne and Patricia “Pam” Maxwell, Watertown; two brothers, Christopher (Michelle), Harrisville, and Adam (Shirley), Dexter. He was a devoted son, brother, and uncle.  

Angelo is also survived by four aunts, Nancy (Joseph) Navarra, Roxanne Turturro, Atlanta, Tammy Wearne, Liverpool, Patricia Turturro, Syracuse, and Pamela Turturro, Gouverneur, uncles James “Frank” Wearne Watertown, Timothy Wearne Jersey City, N.J.; and his cousins Sarah, Matt, Kirk, Melissa, Michael, Leslie, Katherine, Kendra, Shawn and Crystal.

His grandparents Richard Wearne, Mary Louise Wearne and Ileen Wearne, all predeceased him. An uncle Stephen Wearne passed away Aug. 26 2011. 

Ang was a Buffalo Bills fan, but loved his New York Yankee team above all else. In honor of Ang, everyone is asked to attend the calling hours and funeral in Yankees attire He was a whiz on the computer. Ang loved hunting and fishing with his brothers Chris and Adam, and his mom. He liked camping and especially sitting around the firepit in the summer enjoying the company of family and friends. 

He had a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life in spite of all his own troubles. Perseverance is a word to describe Ang. He was always willing to lend a hand and had a strong work ethic.  

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Reed and Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. The funeral will 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Luisi officiating. 

Memorial donations can be made to the family. 

Ang may be gone, but never forgotten we hope you’re running through heaven causing a ruckus.

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.