Angelina Casella

(Jun 16, 1928 to Jul 2, 2011)

Two things were for sure if you visited Angie: She’d greet you with a warm smile and feed you something delicious from that pot on the stove. Her hospitality traits were learned from immigrant parents who along with others banned together to built a good life in America. What she valued most was her family and her Church, St. Joseph‘s in Swedesboro.. Her first home, a farmhouse on Center Sq. Rd., had an open door policy: come, eat, stay as long as you like. She continued in that tradition for the rest of her life. Angie did well with the younger set since she stayed young at heart, full of mischief and always ready to pull a prank. She never had tons of money, but was wealthy as anyone when she gathered her friends and family around her. rnShe married her great love, the late Salvatore (Sam) and was blessed with three children: Sam (Gina), Lucy Ann, and John (Karen); her pleasure was doubled with the addition of grandchildren: Christina, Andrea, Nicholas, and Sophia. She is also survived by two sisters: Gloria Centonzo and Caroline (Benjamin) Cueto, two grandcats, Oliver and Clare and a grand guinea Pig, Georgie . Angie was pre deceased by parents, Giovanni and Rosina, and brothers, Alessio and Dave Azzari , sister Lydia Cuccinotta.rnCome celebrate 83 years of family and friends Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro . Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery. rnDonations to Shady Lane Nursing Home, Recreation Fund, 256 County House Rd., Clarksboro, 08020 will be appreciated. Leave a story of Angie at by Daley Life Celebration Studio.

9 thoughts on “Angelina Casella

  1. DiMenna Family

    “Laugh as much as you breath and love as long as you live.” Mrs. Casella always had a smile on her face, a very bright smile. She was kind, helpful and loved everyone she came in contact with. Mrs. Casella’s famous frittata was the best! She will be forever in our hearts.

  2. Judy Trexler

    Sam, Gina and Casella family….rnPlease know that you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May God give you strength and peace at this difficult time, followed by a lifetime of wonderful memories. I had the pleasure and priviledge to work with Angie at Funari’s many years ago. She would make me laugh with her stories she would tell, and would give me some tips on how to cook certain recipes, that I use to this day. She was a special and truly amazing lady. I am blessed to have known her. May God bless all of you!

  3. Minniti Family

    Sammy, Gina, and Casella Family… There are no words to truly explain just how wonderful your mom was. She not only opened her door, but she opened her heart to everyone. Her smile lit up the room and she was always so much fun to be around. We will always remember the fun New Years Eve parties and her laugh. She will be truly missed but forever in our hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sam Casella

    My hearfelt sympathy goes out to You Sammy, LucyAnn and Johnny….please know that my prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Mom is now enjoying eternal life with your Dad (Uncle Sam)”Uncle Dave” and the rest of the Casella’s. I know she is cooking a perfect meal for them all. I will take the memories of her with me when after the fireworks we would go to her and dad’s house and enjoy good food and lots of pastries. She is an angel among the best. May God rest her soul.

  5. Rick, Jaimie, Deziree and Richelle Zeidler

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time. We were honored to be able to call your Mom – Aunt Angie, She was a very special person. With a beautiful smile and a big Heart. She will be deeply missed. We ask the Lord to keep you strong and we pray for comfort and strength to get you thru the tough times. We love you all and God Bless.

  6. pauline tighe

    Lucy&Family, I am very sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember when Lucy was my student teacher, and a great one at that! Lucy planned a final lunch for the 5th grade teachers and her supervisor at the end of her term. Well, it was not a lunch, it was a feast! Her Mother,Angelina, appeared with a full feast,a spaghetti dinner. I remember Angelina’s face when she walked through the door, proud of her daughter and sorngenerous with her food. Lucy, love you. Pauline and Rudy

  7. Lucy Casella

    Sammy, Lucy, Johnny and family ~~~~~nThere isn’t enough room here or enough time to tell my story of the memories I have of “Aunt Angie” ….. to me she was always larger than life in so many ways. Her hugs, her smile, her laughter, her genuine caring ways are just a few of the many …. many memories I will treasure for the rest of my life. May all of you find comfort in knowing how special YOUR Mom was not only to all of you, but to EVERYONE she met. She is truly an Angel in my eyes ~~~~~ My prayers and love to all of you. “Aunt Angie” …. until we meet again, Rest in peace I Love You.

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