Angelina Carmella Todd, 84, formerly of Kendall, Wis., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Artisan Living Center in Middleton, WI after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born May 15, 1929 to Frank and Anna Marie (Savino) Gangone in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Riverside, New Jersey until she met Richard Todd. Two months later, Angie became a Navy wife when she married Dick on June 3, 1950 in Riverside. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2009. The Navy led their family to live in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Rhode Island, San Diego, Hawaii, and La Mirada, CA, before settling in Kendall in 1978. She had various factory jobs, working the longest for the Amoco Company in La Mirada for 10 years, and for the Toro Company in Tomah, Wis. for 15 years. She enjoyed watching her shows, collecting Betty Boop memorabilia, canning, sewing and cross stitching. Angie made quilts for all of her grandchildren. She was an excellent cook specializing in spaghetti, lasagna and cheesecake. She loved being Italian and loved to laugh and joke. She never had a unkind thing to say about anyone. Her family was most important to her, she was loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling to see her family and when her family would come home to visit. Toward the end of her life her sweet disposition held on to the last.
She is survived by four children: Richard (Julie) Todd of Van Dyne, Anna Marie Corey of Manitowoc, Frank (Karla) Todd of Montrose, CO, Lavonne (Daniel) Dettmers of McFarland; a daughter-in-law, Janice Todd of New Castle, DE; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Louis (Betty Lou) Gangone of Pennsylvania, and Larry (Tracy) Gangone of Florida; two sisters, Marie (Dennis) Duckworth of Riverside, NJ, and Lucy Ridgeway of Riverside, NJ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, George; an infant son, Tracy; a grandson, Luke Todd; a brother, Frank Gangone; a sister, Jenny Jones; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2 p.m. At the Ev. Free Church, 104 East Hall St. Kendall. Pastor Robert Washek will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Madge, Wis.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Kendall is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com