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Ada E. (Tenaglia) D’Angelo

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, August 10th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., for Ada E. (Tenaglia) D’Angelo, who passed at her home on Wednesday, August 5th following a long illness, she was 95 years old. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed. Interment will follow immediately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ada was a native of Orsogna, Italy. When she was a young woman, she came to the United States and settled in Revere in 1952. She was married the following year to Philip D’Angelo. They remained in Revere where they raised their family together. Ada was a proud & loving mother & wife. She took great pride in everything she did. She was an exceptionally talented seamstress. She worked for Neiman Marcus in the couture department, working on all of the high-end women’s fashions. Her work was creative and very sought after. Ada’s reputation led to creating many wedding gowns for family & friends and would lead to other designers asking for her professional help. She was passionate about her craft, which led her to create customized draperies for many homes. Aside from her love of working in fashion, she loved working in the garden. She would spend hours in the yard tending to her many plants, that would later become numerous delicious creations for her family to enjoy. Her cooking was legendary, she was always generous with making some of her specialties for others. Above all, her family was always where her heart was and with whom she wanted to be surrounded by.

She is the devoted wife of 53 years to the late Philip D’Angelo. Loving mother of Nicholas D’Angelo & wife Jayne of Revere, Philip D. D’Angelo & his late wife Jeanne of Grey, ME & Emma L. D’Angelo of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Jillian Coletti & husband Anthony of Newton, Nicholas A. D’Angelo & wife Kathleen of Revere, Jordan D’Angelo of Kingston, Zack D’Angelo & Tyler D’Angelo both of Revere. Adored great grandmother of Julianna, Nico, Olivia Ada, Caroline & Nicholas, Jr. Dear sister of the late Alceo Tenaglia & Aldo Tenaglia. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law Maria Tenaglia of Revere & Ines Penna of Wakefield and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Funeral Mass

Monday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

*Masks must be worn & social distancing is to be observed.*


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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  1. Anita D'Angelo
    Aug 9 2020

    So sorry to read about Ada’s passing. I am glad I attended the Club’s Anniversary and conversed with her as though it were 60 years ago. EmmaLinda (I will always refer to you that way, even if you are now a grown-up Emma), I hope you go on with your own life now that Ada has gone on to a greater place. I certainly would be there to help her on her way, except for this crazy time we are in. You are all in my thoughts. Fond memories.
    Peace Ada. from Anita D’Angelo

  2. Loretta Tenaglia
    Aug 9 2020

    It is with a sad heart that I send my deepest sympathy to all her family. I have known Ada for 67 years. She was my husband Cousin. She Christen our first daughter Valerie. She has been an amazing women. My whole family weeps. She worked with my husband for many years at Neman Marcus, he would always tell me she was his right hand.
    I have used her recipes for many years.
    She always made time for anyone who needed her. My family loved her. She will be remembered as a great lady with love.

  3. Bendy
    Aug 8 2020

    Emma so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed her company when I was around her. Wishing you and your family peace and wonderful memories.

    Bendy Jerry and Rachael

  4. Phillip and Carmelina DAlleva
    Aug 7 2020

    It’s with Heartfelt Condolences that we share the sadness of your loss
    and hope that the love and support of your friends and family will comfort you during this difficult time.
    You’ve shared your lives for so many years. You’ve held each other’s hands; you’ve held her heart; you’ve have had so many shared blessings, and perhaps some few tears – yet she had to part. May the memories of her give you much peace and comfort. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are forever in theirs, even if in memories. Ada was a good friend of both of our mothers. They knew each other well in Orsogna and they all kept in touch while in the USA. Our mothers have preceded Ada in finding their resting place in the arms of our Lord. Prayers and fond memories are what we have left to remember them. Wishing you and your family as much peace as possible during this difficult time.
    Sharing hugs and caring thoughts,
    Phillip and ( Carmelina /Lina) DAlleva

  5. Robert Golding
    Aug 7 2020

    Emma so sorry for your loss

  6. Leonard A Caplan
    Aug 7 2020

    Emma, Dennis and Nick, I’m very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.

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