Angeline M.'s Story
Angeline M. (Saputo) Verga, 88, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Born in Gloucester on September 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John and Lena Saputo.
All her life, Angie worked extremely hard with her husband, Sammy, to help support and raise their children. Her house on Pine Street was always filled with welcomed friends and family. She was a fabulous cook and could make anything taste delicious by pouring love into every dish she created. She was well known around town as the Jewelry Lady, traveling to Boston daily. Angeline was also a long time member of the Madonna del Rosario Society.
The greatest love of her life was her husband of 63 years, Sammy. Back in the day, Sammy and Angie were known for bringing down the house on the dance floor doing the jitterbug and other popular dances of that era. Their example of love for each other and that for their family was evident at Sunday morning gatherings, where their children and grandchildren would enjoy fried dough and coffee and share many laughs and countless memories.
She is survived by daughters, Joann Riley and husband, Donald, LeeAnn Smith and husband, Chip; her three sons, Ambrose Verga of Las Vegas, John Verga and wife, Danette, and James Verga, her loving caretaker; her grandchildren, Lauren Gove and husband Daniel, Meghan Konig and husband, Martin, Kaela Riley and fiancé, Matt Sexton, Jamie Verga and wife, Jennifer, Samantha Watson and husband, Alexander, Nicholas Verga and wife Sarah, Matthew, Marc and Jenna Smith; five great-grandchildren, Yelaina Verga, Shea Verga, Cameron Verga, Aiden Gove, Nora Watson; her brother, Vincent “Jimmy” Saputo and wife, Mary; her sister, Mary Ann Porper and husband, William; brother-in-law, Joseph Vizena; sister-in-law, Janice Saputo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sam; her brother, Sebastian Saputo and her sister, Frances Vizena.
Her funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Friday, April 29, at 8:45 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church at 9:30 a.m. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
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James C. Greely Funeral Service