Angela Gialle - adored and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - passed away on November 3, 2022 at the age of 94. After a lengthy illness and surrounded by the love of her family, she joins her parents, brother and husband in the kingdom of God.
She is preceded in death by her ever caring parents: Pasquale Vigilante and Rosina (Neve) Vigilante; her devoted husband: Albert Gialle; and her much loved brother: Giuseppe “Joe” Vigilante.
She leaves behind a family that had made her extremely happy and proud. Her children are Jack Gialle and Annette Falasca (Don Falasca). Her former daughter-in law and mother of her grandchildren: Dorothy Terrazas; her grandchildren: Giovanna (Robert Greene) and Giancarlo (Nina Padula); her great grandchildren: Jack, Julianna and Roman Greene; and Fiona and Emiliana Gialle. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Sharon (Daugherty) Vigilante; and her nieces: Rosanne, Ani and Ellyn. She also leaves behind many nieces (Josephine, Lil, Dolly…, nephews (Ben, Anthony, Rich, Sam…) and cousins (Marie, Sandy, Albert…) both in the USA and in Italy.
Angela was born in Belmonte, Calabria, Italy on June 28, 1928. At the age of 18 (1947), and after the end of WWII, she left Italy with her mother (Rosina) and brother (Giuseppe) to join her father (Pasquale) in New York City. Soon after their arrival her father (employed by Weirton Steel) moved the family to Steubenville, Ohio. It was in Steubenville where she met her husband Albert Gialle. They were married on September 10, 1949 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and remained together until his death on September 4, 1998.
In 1987, Angela, her husband (Albert) and mother (Rosina) moved to Tucson, AZ to be near her son and his family. In a very short time, she blossomed and became the “greatest” grandmother. Devoted and dedicated, she found a real purpose in the care of her family. She extended this love and devotion to not only her grandchildren but also to her great grandchildren who brought her much joy.
With her journey now complete, Angela gave witness to a rapidly changing world (from war to peace), a move to a country (USA) with much promise and hope, and an expanding family in which she instilled the virtue of unconditional love…and watched it all unfold with much happiness and joy!
In lieu of flowers and donations, please keep Nonna Angie in your thoughts and prayers