top of page


  • alt.text.label.Facebook
Angelo Frannicola

Angelo R. Frannicola was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Nutley for 42 years.  He attended Sacred Heart School and had the honor of being a Page Boy when the Cathedral Basilica opened in 1954.  Angelo was a graduate of St. Benedict's Prep in 1960.  He served his country proudly in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.  He earned a bachelor's degree from Montclair State University in 1974, and a master's degree in education from Seton Hall University, in 1981.

Angelo spent 27 years as a Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director in Newark, working at both the old Vailsburg and Weequahic High Schools.  He was the Athletic Director of Nutley High School from 2001-2006 before his retirement.  After that, he served on the Nutley Board of Education from 2007-2010.

Angelo was an ASA / USA Softball Metro Newark Commissioner for 40 years.  He was a football and basketball official as well as a baseball and softball umpire for over 50 years.  Most recently, he was a mentor for student teachers under the direction of Montclair State University and Caldwell College.

Angelo's hobbies included collecting Lionel Trains and enjoying a nice meal followed by a "good" cigar.

Donations can be made to Angelo Frannicola Memorial Foundation, that will help high school athletes achieve their collegiate dreams, and assist those less fortunate in the Nutley-area community: Angelo Frannicola Memorial Foundation, PO Box 185, Nutley, NJ 07110

bottom of page