Tonawanda News


March 29, 2013

Lilia D'Angelo


Lilia D'Angelo, of Tonawanda, died on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Lee Memorial Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, after a brief illness. Born in Basom, New York, she was the daughter of the late Camillo and Mariagostina (DeSimone) DiMatteo and was a lifelong resident of the Tonawandas. In the 1950s, she and her husband, Sam D'Angelo, built and operated Bright-Col Food Market in the Town of Tonawanda. She later focused her attention on running the family business, Sam D'Angelo & Sons Construction. Lilia and Sam were avid ballroom dancers for years. She also enjoyed card playing, bingo and going to the casino, but she most enjoyed spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Sam D'Angelo; her great-grandson, Ryan Bertini; and her siblings, Emma Pofi, Victor DiMatteo and Gina DiMatteo.
Lilia is survived by her daughter, Sandy (John) George; two sons, Daniel (June) D'Angelo and Craig (Margaret) D'Angelo; eight grandchildren, Shannon George, Jennifer (Kevin) Walsh, Alexandra (Steven) Bertini, Erica (Joe) Tortorella, Marc D'Angelo, Dana D'Angelo, Shawn D'Angelo, and Aaron D'Angelo. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, Broderick, Sullivan and Davoren Walsh; Gavin, Kallista and Johnny Bertini; and Sam, Liliana and Gianna Tortorella; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Monday only at the Hamp Funeral Home, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad Street at Clinton Park, Tonawanda. Friends invited. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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