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Angela Labate

December 2, 1933October 2, 2020
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Angela Serafino Labate, 86, proprietor of Angela’s Delicatessen of Verplanck, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020. Angela was born on December 2, 1933 in Corsica, France and eventually migrated back to Italy with her father Salvatore, mother Livia Serafino and siblings. In 1958, she married the love of her life Sebastiano Labate and came to America with hopes and dreams for a better life. They arrived in Verplanck where her parents and family had settled prior to them. Angela and Sebastiano (Iano) took a leap of faith and purchased a delicatessen in the heart of Verplanck in 1963. Throughout her career, Angela, with her warm heart and bright smile greeted her family, friends, and customers every time they walked through the door. Angela’s Deli became renowned for the “Meatball Wedges”. With her husband Iano and sister Kay, they went on to build a legacy that will never be forgotten locally or a far. Angela is survived by her sisters; Cathy (Tony) Campea, Luciana (Sal) De Fusco and Piera (Charles) Graven; sister-in-law Linda Serafino; nieces and nephews; Bruno (Patty) Campea, Mauro Campea, Aldo De Fusco (Caryn), Marisa (Frank) Madori, Sal De Fusco, Vinny (Vicky) Serafino, Tony (Carrie) Campea, Tina (Ron) Fisher, Gina (Joe) Roggio, and Sal (Cassie) Graven; and by several great nieces and nephews; Nicole Campea , Gianna Roggio, Ashley and Adreana Serafino, Isabella and Paul Madori, Zachary Cannova, Dylan, Jack and Brooke Fisher, Francesca Graven, and Cecilia Campea. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Sebastiano (Iano) Labate; sister, Marisa Serafino; brothers, Pasquale Serafino and Vincent (John) Serafino; and great nephew Mark Campea. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2-4pm and 7-9pm and also on Thursday, October 8th 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, Montrose, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 9th at 10am at St Patrick's Church, Verplanck, NY. Burial will follow at St Patrick's Cemetery also in Verplanck. Donations can be made in Angie’s honor to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Burial Following Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 9, 2020

Memories

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John Necroto

October 8, 2020

Words cannot express the hospitality that I received upon First being welcomed into the deli. It might have only been a half dozen times. Every time I went in I felt like family. May she rest in peace

Robert Mastromonaco

October 8, 2020

My most sincere sympathies to all the family. I have always cherished my time spent with Angie and everyone upstate. The love and joy she has spread through out her life is amazing and so appreciated. I only wish I could have spent more time in such beautiful company. I know God will Bless your soul. Your kindness and love will always be with me and my family.

Warren Smith

October 8, 2020

Cousin Angela,
You have touched the lives of untold thousands through your infectious laugh, zest for life and the limitless love you showered on your family and friends.

You will live forever in my heart and in the hearts of all that you touched. I know that through the Lords mercy, one day we will all be together again in heaven.

Adrienne Ferris Pietras

October 6, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Angie's passing My Deepest Condolences to all of her family She always had a kind word for me every time I came in her Deli to get a meatball wedge
She will be greatly missed

Dominique Raso

October 6, 2020

My beautiful cousin Angela will be remembered for her culinary magic by many but, I will always recall her selfless love of others. Angela greeted all with grace and charm. When you dropped in for a visit it was if the world stopped when she saw you. Her smile infectious and her warmth unending. My last visit with her was in November of 2019. When she embraced me my breath escaped me. I felt so loved. Last week I printed off some photos of that embrace planning to send them this week. Sweet Angela is now resting in the comfort of her Lord's arms.

Brandie Rodriguez

October 6, 2020

Sending love and condolences to Angie's family. Miss Angie was always so good to me. She was a highlight of my youth and part of my many great memories. I am forever grateful to have known her. May Miss Angie rest peacefully in the arms of our father. God Bless

kyle laug

October 5, 2020

As kids in the winter waiting for the Hen Hud bus by the radiator in the deli every morning with hot bacon egg and cheeses Angie made. And (YES) the MEATBALL PARMS.

Rosa, Ted and Maurizio Vadala

October 5, 2020

Angela, we are heartbroken to hear you lost your battle!
You were always so strong, no matter how you felt you were always up early and ready to start a new day.
We loved driving down to visit, thank you for opening your heart and home to us, you always made us feel so welcome and loved.
When our trip was almost at an end, you would look at me with your beautiful smile and say "Can't you stay a few more days" I could hear the sincerity and love in your voice.
Just as we were about to leave you would never forget to have a container of meat balls ready, you would say "Take this for Maurizio" you knew how much he loved them.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories, and we have many with you and Iano, and with you Angela after his passing, which we will cherish forever.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, Peace be Thine.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

R.I.P. Angela...Love You!!
Sarai Sempre Nei Nostri Cuori

Rosa, Ted and Maurizio

Anthony Alfano

October 5, 2020

I used to come in to Anna's Deli all the time just to say hi to her and I'm remember Anna one I was a member of the Italian Club in Verplanck

Carol Furfaro Donahue

October 5, 2020

Angela,
“ For once there was an Angela’s “.
We all were so sorry to hear of Angela’s passing and the end of an era of an iconic Verplanck landmark . We all loved you Angie and such fond memories come to my mind as I reminisce about the days of old . You gave me my first job! I worked for you and Iano with my cousin Piera in your store for several years. I remember how wonderful you were to me and your sister Piera. Iano made us laugh on a daily basis as we filled the soda ice box and cut sandwich meats. You taught us how to make a scrumptious meatball , chicken parm. , sausage and peppers , egg sandwiches for your loyal customers. I can remember when the Con Ed workers lined up across the counter and Iano , Piera , and I took their orders . Each sandwich was made with efficient but loving care . You always wanted your customers to have the best of your Mom Levia, & Sister Cathy ‘s & your homemade food. The kitchen was always busy in the back cooking , getting deliveries into the big walk in refrigerator, and laughing so pleasantly as they all work diligently to get all the fresh food out to the front in a snap! All the while there was always a table in the back graced with a tablecloth and a bottle of wine and an inviting seating for Uncle John or one of State Troopers like my Brother -in- law, Al Donahue who came to visit frequently. Always welcoming, and a magnificent example of how all Deli’s should run. You Always were taking care of the customers and your own family workers so as to make a wonderful experience for a young girl in her first job , showing her the importance of a balance in all that one would encounter in day to day interactions with the public. You showed us “how to “ and took care of everyone’s needs as they arose. Thank you our ANGEL of Verplanck ! Your human form left us all with the inspirational message to Love one another , and family is everything ! Thank you for all you did . It certainly is iconic in every way imaginable.

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