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Hugh DeAngelis
Hughdeangelis
Information
Full Name Hugo DeAngelis
Nationality Italian-American
Gender Male
Hair Color White and brown
Family
Spouse Mary DeAngelis
Parents Orazio DeAngelis (father)
Concetta Sposato (mother)
Children Carmela Soprano
Siblings Lena DeAngelis (sister)
Political Information
Occupation(s) Retired
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...
Final Appearance Chasing It
Portrayed By Tom Aldredge
Episode Count 23

Hugo "Hugh" De Angelis played by Tom Aldredge, is the father of Carmela Soprano and the father-in-law of Tony Soprano.

Biography Edit

Carmela's father who is in his mid 70s. Hugh has been married to Mary for over 40 years and is a resident of West Orange, New Jersey. He is a former sailor in the United States Navy and spent time in Nova Scotia during the war. Although now semi-retired, Hugh had worked as a contractor, and he built Tony and Carmela's house. Almost everyone in the Soprano family consider Hugh a classy, old-school gentleman for whom tradition and respect are very important values. He has an affable and kindly manner, but does not hesitate to speak his mind on points of disagreement with family, particularly his wife. Hugh enjoys hunting and playing with Hot Wheels die cast cars with his grandson Anthony Jr. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus as evidenced by the custom-designed cake presented to him at his birthday celebration. He was considered a "wild man" in his youth; one time he had a physical altercation with a motorcycle gang and another time he disrupted a meeting of the German-American Bund by throwing a cherry bomb at its members.

Hugh and Mary eat Sunday dinner with Carmela and Tony when they are all on good terms. Hugh also has a brother named Lester and a sister named Lena, who is actually the mother of Christopher Moltisanti's father Dickie, thus making Hugh Chris' great uncle. During Carmela and Tony's separation, Hugh was eager to see Tony whenever possible and often took Tony's side in family discussions. This is due to Hugh's strong sense of tradition and respect for the traditional home and family. He did not want to be present at a family gathering if "the man of the house" was not there (in the episode "Marco Polo"). Hugh became involved in a real estate investment with Carmela involving a spec house. However, construction of the spec house was halted after a building inspector found that low-quality wood had been used. Carmela blamed her father for the setback and Hugh became angry that Carmela was treating him as a subordinate rather than a partner. After Tony's shooting, Hugh steals items from the house's storage garage and abandons the house. Carmela discovers this months later and scolds him about the permit - Hugh again becomes enraged at her attitude. Their feud leaves Mary meeting with Tony and Carmela alone while Hugh stays home. Carmela and Hugh reconciled enough for him to attend Christmas celebrations at the Soprano home later that year - after Carmela's spec house started to go ahead again.

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