Angela, age 90, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Saturday, February 11, 2023. For 47 years, she was the loving wife of Ralph DaMario, who passed away in 2000.
Longtime resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, she is survived by her four children:
Ralph DaMario and his wife Donna,
Thomas DaMario and his wife Susan,
Camille (DaMario) Berlese and her husband Robert, and
Michelle (DaMario) Rauman and her husband Terry;
eight grandchildren: Christopher, Lia, Angela, Thomas Jr., Michael,
Julie, Eric and Anthony, and
seven great grandchildren: Charlotte, Carly, Christina, Gianna, Francesca, Luca and Frederic.
The youngest of three sisters, she was born Angela Cannito on July 22, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young woman growing up in Brooklyn, she met and fell in love with Ralph and they were married on February 1, 1953.
Angela loved to travel and over the course of her life she took many trips to Italy. During her travels, she visited the wonderful cities and regions of Italy and spent time with relatives living in Bitonto, Italy, the town where her father was born.
Angela was known for her beautiful sense of style, creativity and love of life. She had a generous heart and took delight in being a wife and mother. She lived in Glendale, Queens for many years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. Angela had so much love in her heart that she wanted to do more. She did so by opening up her home and becoming a foster parent. During this time, Angela cared for many young children who were in need of love and foster care.
During her time in New York, summers were spent in Bellport, NY, where extended family joined them for swimming, boating, bountiful meals and time to build lifelong memories. In 1971, after living the first 39 years of her life in New York, Angela and her family picked up roots and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. She embraced the warmth and beauty of the southwest, building a home and enjoying family, new friends and countless celebrations.
Angela was a very artistic and creative person who spent much of her spare time sewing, knitting, crocheting and painting. She used her artistic skills to turn out a variety of beautiful creations, and realized these crafts could be a profitable side business. Many of her creations were gifted to her family, especially her grandchildren, and many were sold at craft shows.
She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be forever missed by her family and those who were fortunate enough to know her.