Angelina "Angie" (Iacoviello)'s Story
Angie, a long time resident of Malden and North Andover, passed away November 3, after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 79. Angie was born in the town of San Nicola Baronia in Avellino, Italy. She immigrated to the United States to be with her father and brother at young age of 15.
She worked for many years in the display department at Kennedy's with her brother-in-law, Joseph. During the Christmas season she could be spotted on the orange line of the T heading to work making beautiful bows out of silk ribbons to be used as display items on gifts in the Christmas windows at Kennedy’s. It was always a treat to get a Christmas gift from Angie, because her gifts were always beautifully wrapped and decorated with one of those very special silk bows.
Angie was also an entrepreneur. She ran a family business, Galante’s Variety for 19 years in Malden, Mass. Angie was also an amazing cook. She had such a passion for food and cooking, and it sparked a catering business as well. She and her family served many happy patrons and made their events that much more special.
Her passions were family, friendships, cooking, wine, travel, a quick trip to Foxwoods, dancing, fashion sense and relaxing in the sun. Sunday family dinners were always mandatory and very well thought out by the chef. Friends and other family members were always welcome at Angie's table, where they were greeted with a smile, welcomed with a glass of wine and left with a belly full of amazing food and home made desserts. Her family, extended family and her many friends will greatly miss those Sunday dinners where there was always room at the table for one more person.
The fall was a special time for her because she foraged mushrooms and canned and jarred her own peppers and tomatoes. This became a tradition that she shared first with her children and then her grandchildren.
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 56 years, Edward; their four children and five grandchildren, daughter, Debbie (Frank) Taromino of Tewksbury their children, Nikilina and Francesa; son, Edward Jr. (Jamie), also of Tewksbury and their children, Samantha, Edward and Andrew; sons, Paul of Reading and Steven of Methuen. She is also survived by her devoted and loving brother, Joseph who was very special to her, as well as many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
She will always be remember and loved by the many hearts she touched throughout her life .
In lieu of flowers a donation in her name can be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice or Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church, North Andover, MA 01845. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  November 6, 2017