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Peacefully, on March 23, 2023 Angel passed on to her much deserved final rest with our Lord. She spent 63 of her 97 years married to her late husband and high school sweetheart Samuel G. Ferraco Sr. She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter Debbie Ferraco Glover (Terry) Mt. Lebanon. Together, we are certain they are with dad enjoying his playing of the accordion. She will be greatly missed by us, her children and our spouses - Samuel G. Ferraco Jr. (Maria) Plum, Mark Ferraco (Carol) Phoenix AZ, Carol Thompson (David) Mashpee MA, Inez Ferraco (Dan Willmer) Oakmont and Anita Woodman (Greg) State College PA. She was Grandma Angel to her 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and big sister to her 3 brothers Orazio Andreozzi Jr. (the late Gloria) Penn Hills, the late Armando Andreozzi (the late Josephine) Sacramento CA, and Donald Andreozzi (Gloria) Wexford.
Angel was born and raised in Bloomfield surrounded by a large extended Italian family. Her Italian heritage stayed with her when she left Bloomfield and it, along with her strong Catholic faith, guided her throughout her life. She graduated from Schenley High School in 1944 and went to work for the government. When Sam came home from the US Navy, they were married in 1946. Angel became a full-time domestic engineer. Their first home across from the Pleasure Bar in Bloomfield is still there today. They moved to Penn Hills in 1955.
Angel was an amazing cook, baker and talented seamstress. She made first day of school outfits, First Holy Communion dresses and prom gowns for her daughters and granddaughters. She made sure that her children learned to swim. She also insisted on a Catholic education for her children. She volunteered her time to St. Joseph school in Verona as a librarian and cafeteria mom and to St. Joseph Parish as a Christian mother and fish fry volunteer. She enjoyed her weekly bridge games with her Barivista girlfriends and kept her petite figure by doing her Jack LaLanne exercises. Angel and Sam were excellent ballroom dancers. Together they spent many Saturdays dancing the night away at the Elks and American Legion with friends. Angel returned to the workforce in 1972 when she went to work at Shadyside Hospital in the Admitting department alongside her aunt and dear friend, the late Mary Ann Simpson.
Throughout her life, Angel was a constant caregiver to her parents, especially her mother, who lived to be 101 years old. She was completely devoted to Sam as he struggled with Alzheimer’s. Angel was a selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and friend. All who knew her will remember her. All who loved her, will miss her. We will miss you mother. Please say hello to dad and Debbie. Thank you for all you sacrificed for us. We love you.
Family and friends will be received at English Funeral Home, 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont 15139 on Monday March 27, 2023 from 3-7pm. Catholic mass on Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 10:30am at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Second Ave. Verona PA. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial at St Mary’s Cemetery 1000 Sharps Hill Rd. Sharpsburg PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Angel’s memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 212 9th St., Pittsburgh PA 15222.
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh
212 9th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222