Concetta DeAngelis (nee Ippolito), of Philadelphia, on February 2, 2021 at the age of 96.
Beloved wife for 73 years of the late Peter DeAngelis, Sr. Devoted mother of Anthony DeAngelis (Frances), Margherita Whitman, Peter DeAngelis, Jr. (Patricia). Adored grandmother of Christina DeAngelis, Maria Fernando (Rohan), Tricia Kelley (Robert), Lisa Kinneman (David), and Laura Whitman (Tracey). Proud great-grandmother of Jackson, Natalie, Leo, Lorelei, Chiara, Adeline, Kai, and Honor.
Connie grew up in South Philadelphia with her parents, Concetta and Giuseppe, and her late siblings, Rose, Edith, and Anthony. She showed a love and aptitude for learning from her earliest years. Determined to receive the best education possible, even as an elementary school student and against her father’s wishes, she insisted on going to St. Paul’s instead of the public school close to home. She walked to school every day and would remain in the school office during lunchtime, performing small tasks for the Sisters, as the other children, went home for lunch nearby. Connie attended three years at South Philadelphia High School before, like many 16-year-olds of the day, she was told to leave school in support of the family. Her family often wondered what path she might have followed had she continued her education, particularly given her natural proficiency for math. (which not all her children or grandchildren would inherit.)