January 20, 1932 – June 22, 2019
Mrs. Elvira D'Angelo, formerly of Lindenhurst and Copiague, passed on Saturday, June 22nd, at the age of 87 years.
Elvira was born in Orsogna, Italy, to her late parents, Vincenzo and Rachele Galante. She immigrated to America in her early teens and lived in Astoria with her parents. She met her beloved, Luke D’Angelo, soon after her arrival in America. Luke served in the army in Korea and they continued their romance through hundreds of letters. They were engaged soon after his return home and were married on April 25, 1954. They lived in Astoria and then in Whitestone and in 1972 they settled in Copiague in their dream home, and here is where they raised their family.
Elvira loved to sew and especially to cook for family and friends.
Elvira is predeceased by her beloved husband, Luke; and her sister, Carmela D'Angelo. She is survived by her children - Joseph (Karen) D'Angelo, Vincent (Kathleen) D'Angelo and Annette (William) Schwaninger; her grandchildren - Sara (Frank) Hatsis, Vincent D'Angelo, Jr., Erica (Matthew) Van Pelt, Jaclyn Schwaninger and Nicole Schwaninger; her great-granddaughter, Elysia Burdi; and her sister, Laurina Fosco.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home for visitation on Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., and on Wednesday from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Catholic Wake Service will be offered. On Thursday, all will meet at the Funeral Home by 8:15 a.m. (The funeral home will open at 7:30 a.m.) Morning prayers will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m., and we depart for Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church in Lindenhurst, by 9:15. The Funeral Mass begins at 9:45 a.m. The cortege will depart for St. Michael's Cemetery in East Elmhurst, Queens, with an arrival time of 12 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Elvira's name may be made to the "United Hospice of Rockland", 11 Stokum Lane, New City, New York, 10956, (845) 634-4974. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
- Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2019
- Catholic Wake Service Wednesday, June 26, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Entombment Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kathleen and Ed Conway
June 27, 2019
I will always remember Vera for her kind heart and love for her grandchildren and family. Not to mention her cooking for crowds at the pig roast for so many years. Her meatballs and her rice pudding was a favorite of mine. She was even kind enough to put some aside for me, because it was gone when I went for it. She will be missed so much, but never forgotten. Our sincere condolence to her family. May she be dancing in heaven with her husband and the angels. 🙏🏻❤️🌹
June 26, 2019
Please know my heart and prayers are with you today and always.
My dearest friend, Vera, whom without, some days and times, may not have been as bright (without her)... I miss our talks and will carry a lifetime of memories that no one can take away. I love her so much, as I do all of you. God Bless and peace be with her and you as well. Sincerely in Love, Jean (Jeanne aka Red)
June 26, 2019
Dear Joe, Vinny, Annette and all the D'Angelo family,
George and I cannot express deeply enough the fondness and gratitude born from our knowing your Mom and being a part of your lives through the years. The ties that bind cannot be undone.
We grieve for you and wish you peace in heart and mind. We will miss Vera and know she too is at peace. All our love always, Lorene and George
The memories are too many to post here, that's a statement!! xo
Susan and Tony Farrugia
June 24, 2019
We had so much fun at parties with Aunt Vera there. She always made us laugh and when they were at her home she always made us feel so welcome. You will be missed Aunt Vera. All our Love Sue, Tony, TJ and Sabrina.
June 24, 2019
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you. May you find comfort in all the loving memories that you have of your Mom.
I have some great childhood memories of our trips to New York with my Dad and Grandmom.