Angelina Y. DeRight

April 26, 1921November 18, 2020

Angelina (Angie) Y. DeRight, 99, of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Pekin. She was born April 26, 1921 in Panama, Illinois, to Angelo and Jennie (Vittone) DeRight. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. Angelina worked as a bookkeeper for the Pekin Distributing Company for over 32 years, retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin and also a member of the Ladies of the Moose. A private visitation will be on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00 am with a funeral service following at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. A private burial will follow the service at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph's School Endowment Fund. Online condolences can be submitted to


  • Angelo DeRight, Father (deceased)
  • Jennie Vittone DeRight, Mother (deceased)
  • Angelina is survived by several nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by six siblings.


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Deacon Marty & Barb Pogioli

November 26, 2020

Angie was one of those special people we remember from St. Joseph. She always had a smile and never failed to send us a Christmas greeting and thanks us for ministering at St. Joseph. May she Rest In Peace.

Betty & Gene Kuehner

November 25, 2020

My dear Cousin Angie, who was named Angelina because it seems like she was an angel in disguise in so many ways. I will miss our many telephone conversations. She talked about her nieces and nephews and new additions when they would arrive and how happy she was.
In the past when we would visit her at her duplex in Pekin Gene would always say how relaxed he was. She always welcomed us with hug and kisses.
In the last serval months when she was at Holly Brook she would tell me what a great chef they have. In detail she would describe what she had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Being that Angie was a always a great cook, we would joke because we were both Italian and loved good food. So she said it better be good, then we would both laugh. She will be greatly missed.

Betty& Gene Kuehner
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Jeanette Pakenham

November 22, 2020

I always remember how excited I would be when family from Illinois was coming to Maryland and you could always count on Aunt Angie to make the trip. She would visit on those occasions when it meant the most to us just to show her love and support. She never forgot a holiday or your birthday and would send you a card personalized with a handwritten note making you feel extra special and truly loved. Her thoughtfulness and generosity were boundless. Aunt Angie was a very special, talented and amazing woman and I am so blessed to have had her in my life. I will miss her dearly.
May you rest in peace Aunt Ang. With all my love, Jet

Mary DeRight

November 22, 2020

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen unheard but always near, still love still missed and very dear... we all have special memories of Angie but the one we all agree on is her uncanny ability to remember everyone’s birthday and special occasions.. we will miss her dearly, Mary Tony and family

Dee Bianchi

November 21, 2020

Angie was a beautiful person. Several of us girls played cards with her for many years. I enjoyed every minute with her. I always gave her a hug and told her I loved her. If I would forget she would say “ where’s my hug” and I would give her two. She will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers to all