We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about Grandma Angeline. There is no other way to say it, except, our grandma was the best.
Grandma Angeline was the true matriarch of the family, possessing a warmth and elegance that made everyone feel loved and special. She had an incredible knack for being the rock for everyone in the family and handling even the toughest of situations with grace, humor, and sensitivity.
Of course, if any of us brought home a bad grade, not only did we have to deal with our parents, we had to face Grandma and Grandpa. Talk about motivation to succeed. At their heart, they always wanted the best for all of us.
Some of our favorite memories from childhood are Sunday dinners at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. All of their sons, aunts, uncles, and cousins would come together for the most amazing food – mouthwatering roasts, succulent prime rib, incredible breaded steaks – and so much more. She cooked every dish from scratch and taught all of her daughters-in-law how to make the family recipes in order to ensure that the Baratta family traditions carried on for generations to come. Food brought us together then and it keeps us together today.
More than anything, Grandma and Grandpa put each and every one of us first and instilled in us the importance of family and a passion for excellence.
It’s that continual drive for perfection that is the heartbeat of everything we do.