Angelina Joanna Louise (Delgado) Riley

October 8, 1928August 29, 2012
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Angelina Joanna Louise (Delgado) Riley, “Angie”, “Nana”, age 83, of Fall River died August 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Horace C. Riley.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Joanna (Almeida) Delgado, she was a lifelong resident of the city, having worked at Ross Matthews for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Fall River Senior Center, St Mary’s Seniors, the YMCA and a former member of the Jolly Group and the Red Hats. Mrs. Riley was an avid bingo player and former bowler.

Surviving: daughter: Pamela L. Gonsalves of Fall River, son: Wayne Horace Riley and his wife Sarah of Swansea, brother: Antonio Delgado of Worcester, sister: Marylou Green of Fall River, three grandchildren: Robert Leon Gonsalves, Anthony J. Gonsalves and Angelina Zuri Riley, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Joseph, Alfred, Manuel, Annie and Julia Delgado, Mary Richardson and Olivia Silva.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 10AM in the CHERRY PLACE HOME OF WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St. Fall River. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7 PM. Burial in Newport Memorial Park. Contributions in her honor may be made to: New Direction Down Syndrome Association, P.O. Box 90721, Sioux Falls, S. Dakota 57109 or Parkinson Associcatioin, 72 Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118.



  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 5, 2012


  • Burial

Angelina Joanna Louise (Delgado) Riley

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Lisa Gonsalves

September 20, 2012

It's incredible how much you made a difference in my life. I never had a grandmother in my life other than you Nana. Thank you for being that ear every time or anytime I needed someone to just talk to, watch TV with to go eat lunch, to go eat crab legs and not take the nut crackers home with us! We had some wonderful times just you and me. I am glad you gave me the chance to let me in your life! I guess Wakanda needed someone to take care of her on her next journey I just wish you could have stayed just a little longer. We all want just one more day! Love you my Nana Banana.

Tony Luz

September 10, 2012

Wayne and Pam, sorry to hear of your loss, I always enjoyed seeing your mother at all the fuctions...You knew your mother was there when you seen it will remain in future gatherings..Love you both and God bless...

Tony and Nancy Luz

September 5, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you are able to stay strong during this tough time and know that you will get through this. Your mom is a beautiful women who was surrounded by family and friends who loved her. She is lucky to have you as a daughter and a friend.

I hope to see you soon and I am excited to live vicariously through you and my mom on your much-needed trip around the country!


September 5, 2012

Pam and Wayne, Pete and myself would like to express our sympathy to you both and the rest of the family. Auntie Angie was one of the sweetest ladies. She had a beautiful smile and a beautiful spirit. She will be truly missed, and you guys were blessed to have her for a mom. We love you guys. God bless you and your family. Pete, Lois, Raayna and JoJo.

jeffrey dore

September 4, 2012

Wayne, and family,I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.I remember Mrs. Riley as a kind, gentle soft woman, whom was a loving Mom to you Wayne.
i have nothing but fond memories every time I stepped foot in your home,when we were young friends. Sorry i could'nt make the wake.My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely; Jeff Dore;

Joani Schriever

September 4, 2012

Pam, We never loose the people we love even in death. they continue to take part in every act thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love Peace and courage be with you. Love Joani and Robbie Mashpee MA

Linda Kerr

September 4, 2012

Wayne, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Love, Linnie

Rochelle Moore

September 3, 2012

Rest in peace Auntie Angie! Forever in my heart! Love, Rochelle

September 3, 2012

Pam and family,

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I will remember your Mom's true and bright smile. She will always be in your heart, for a mothers love stay with you always.
with deepest sympathy, Barbara

Alan Fisher

September 3, 2012

To Tammie/we both know your aunt is in a better place my sincere condolencesto your whole family love you Dad