Obituary of Angelina M. DaCosta
Angelina “Angie” Calabrese DaCosta passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023. She was 91 years old. Born in the Bronx, Angie met Alvaro “Al”, (who was born and lived in the Azores, a Portuguese island) through a friend who was Al’s penpal. Al came to the United States and you could say it was “love at first site”. They married in Bermuda on July 30, 1953 and lived in the Bronx where she worked as a dental assistant. They later moved to Garnerville, NY where Angie worked as a secretary in the North Rockland Central School District before retiring and moving to Tom’s River, New Jersey. Her husband, Al, passed away on Valentine’s Day in 2014. His ashes will be buried with his loving wife. They will be reunited again.
Angie is survived by her daughter, Joanne and husband Barry, her daughter Maria, two grand- children, Christopher and his wife Katrina, Nicole and her husband Erik and two great grand- children, Vincent and Joseph. She is also survived by her sister Anna as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She will also be joining her younger sister Geraldine in heaven, who recently passed.
Angie was a loving, devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. You could see the loving expression on her face when talking to Vincent and Joseph either in person or on-line. There were more “I Love You’s” exchanged than you can imagine. Chewie, the newest member of the family, her great granddog, would bring her biggest smiles each time he visited.
She was a kind, loving, generous person who made friends with everyone - neighbors, club- house and Ocean Ride bus drivers, visiting nurses and health care providers.
Although she never learned how to drive, she could give you detailed directions on how to get everywhere. If there was a new clubhouse bus driver, she would instruct them on who to pick up and what route to take. Angie was so proficient with this, she was put in charge of sched- uling the bus routes - a job she took very seriously.
Angie was active in her Tom’s River community. Besides being active with the clubhouse, she looked forward to her frequent shopping trips, luncheons, hair appointments and card playing with her friends. Angie will be missed by her family and friends.
A wake will be held at T.J. McGowen Sons Funeral Home, Garnerville on Monday, May 22 from 9-10:30 am followed by a Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Church, Nanuet, NY.