Angelina Florence Di Bacco
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, Jan. 1, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Todd Burkholder in Carbondale. Her family emigrated from Italy to Rochester, N.Y., in the early 1900s. Angelina grew up in Rochester, and with the early death of her mother, Marietta Pilato, Angie became the caretaker for her seven brother and sisters. She married Raymond Di Bacco in 1947 and moved to Los Angeles, where they owned and operated a neighborhood tavern for 30 years.Angie and Ray moved to Carbondale in 1995 to be close to her two children and grandchildren. They lived in Carbondale’s senior housing until his death in 2001. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law until her passing.She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Marie Grana; sisters Marietta, Margaret and Genevieve; and brothers Joseph, Anthony and Michael. She is survived and will be missed by her brother Samuel (Grace) Pilato of Rochester; her daughter Debbie (Todd) Burkholder of Carbondale; son Raymond (Marti) Di Bacco of Basalt; son Richard Di Bacco of Glendora, Calif.; grandchildren Tamara (Rob) Blair of Redondo Beach, Calif., Lorrie Grana of Glendora, Jenna, Tony, and Stephanie Di Bacco of Basalt, Travis, Todd Jr. (Brenda), Cody Burkholder of Washington state; and great-granddaughters Abby and Ava Blair of Redondo Beach. There are nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too countless to mention.She spent her life loving and caring for her family and friends. Her good humor, laughter and twinkle in her sparkling blue eyes will be missed by friends and family.A mass and memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale. Father Tom McCormick will preside. A reception will follow; please join.
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