Angelina Josephine Cangelosi Crawford passed away peacefully at her home in Hammond, LA on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the age of 92. She was born on Monday, January 30, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Carrie Salvaggio Leece, and Roland Cangelosi. She was a loving mother of 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Angelina graduated from John McDonogh High School in 1945. She enjoyed her high school reunions, traveling, gardening, cooking for and hosting St. Joseph's Altars, playing Bunko, her home and neighbors, watching Hallmark and cooking channels, and most of all spending time with her family and cooking for them. Angelina was very proud of her Italian heritage and was a devout Catholic. She loved God, her family, and cannolis from Brocato's. She was very feisty and would always let you know how she felt about you, good or bad, and whether you were on her list or not! She will be wearing pearls, so wear yours too if you want.
Angelina is survived by her daughters, Dawn Crawford Fike and husband Scott, Karen Crawford Gauthreaux and husband Dean, Gwyn Crawford Maechling and husband Slim, and Rose Crawford Trosclair and husband Tommy; daughter-in-law, Annie Norris; grandchildren, Damian Scioneaux and wife Wendy, Melissa Trosclair, Aimee Bass and husband Brian, Candace Phillips and husband Thorn, Bridget Langner and husband Chad, Brad Posecai, Karen Fike, Anne Wilroy and husband Josh, Mark Trosclair, Kirk Gauthreaux, Dean Gauthreaux and wife Jenna; great grandchildren, Alexis Scioneaux, Brooke Bienvenu, Tori Bienvenu, Brady Bienvenu, Hannah Bass, Isaac Phillips, Caleb Phillips, Sarah Phillips, Laila James, Cooper Bass, Sera Bass, Ryleigh Gauthreaux, Brayden Wilroy, and Dean Gauthreaux, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Many thanks to all of our family members, friends, sitters, neighbors, and Heart of Hospice workers and volunteers who took care of our mother! It literally took a village!
A very special thanks to her hair dresser, Kathy Bullock!
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Michael Crawford Jr., her son Wayne Norris, and her unborn twin siblings.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, located at 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, LA. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow at St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mrs. Crawford's guestbook is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
We are following guidelines mandated by Governor Edwards, which are 25 percent of the capacity set by the Fire Marshall.
Following mandates by Governor Edwards, the funeral home will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear face masks. Thank you.