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Angeline A. Sparacino

February 1, 2019

Angeline A. SparacinoAngeline A. Sparacino, 90, of Watertown passed away Friday afternoon, February 1, 2019, at Samaritan Keep Home.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church on Saturday, February 16, at 11 AM with Rev. Donald Robinson presiding. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Angeline was born in Watertown on May 9, 1928, daughter of Benedetto and Catherine D. Bartolo Augliano and she was a graduate of Watertown High School. She married Vincent C. Sparacino in September of 1953 and he passed on February 13, 1977. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and volunteered at its school. She enjoyed Bingo, playing cards, cooking, baking, and especially spending time with her family.

Angeline is survived by her three children, Mary C. Gebo and husband, David, Watertown, Vincent G. Sparacino and his partner, Katharine Tufo, Lake Placid, and Benjamin J. Sparacino, Honeoye Falls; five grandchildren, Vincent Gebo, David Gebo and wife, Chrissy, Vincent Sparacino, Christian Sparacino and wife, Amanda, and Nicholas Sparacino; two great grandchildren, Noah and Lucas Gebo; sister-in-law, Jean Augliano, Carthage; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her daughter-in-law, Barbara M. Sparacino died on May 14, 2017. She was also predeceased by five brothers, Nick, Jack, Joe, Louie, and Jimmy Augliano, and two sisters, Mary Darling and Jennie Hathaway, died before her.

Angeline's family would like to thank the Samaritan Keep Home's Sixth Floor staff and her home caregivers, Audrey and Janice, for their care and devotion to their mother. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St., or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#12 Martha Cook Howard 2019-02-16 23:15
God Bless the family, especially Mary, Vinnie & Benjy! My heart goes out to you with the loss of your Mom. She was such a nice neighborhood mom leaving lots of memories like showing Mary and I how to burn excess arm hair over her stove burner. A nice long life at 90 surely wearing a crown in heaven. Sending love and hugs. Martha XO
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#11 Julian Alteri 2019-02-14 15:27
I will never forget Nana's generosity and love through her candy bag in her purse, honey and oranges at half time of games, feeding me whenever I would go to her house with David, and always being around with her family.
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#10 Dave Art Brennan 2019-02-14 07:31
Mary, Bunny, Benji,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dearest mother Angie. She was such a wonderful and delightful woman. She introduced me to Kale, Lemon Lush, and Braciole and always inquired about my garden and asked how my vegetables were doing. I'll always have very fond memories of your mom. I will never forget that Halloween night when she lectured us and said " Why don't you settle down like Benji and get a nice girlfriend"
Preferably a nice Italian girl. Love and miss you "Big A"
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#9 Kathy Claflin 2019-02-12 11:34
Mary & family,
So sorry about your Mom. Mrs. Sparacino was the best fofor advice & a good conversation. She will be missed by many people.
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#8 Michael Alteri 2019-02-12 07:48
Angie will be missed by all whose lives were touched by her infectious smile. She was a great lady and left a wonderful legacy behind in her family. My heart goes out to Mary, Vinnie, Benji and their families.
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#7 Dorry Mcintosh 2019-02-11 21:29
Mary and family, my heart goes out to you all. I wish I would have been there for you Mary. Angie will forever hold a special place in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dorry
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#6 George Decker 2019-02-11 20:07
Benji Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Been a very long time since high school. Hope that the Lord has blessed your life, and that He helps to ease the pain of your loss. George Decker
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#5 David Johnson 2019-02-10 11:23
Angie was the best neighbor. Growing up next door she was an extension of family. An early memory was Mrs. Spacacino inviting to be called “Aunt Angie”. This felt special and lasts on today. There were many lessons beside genuine hellos and Italian cookies at Christmas. Mitzy, her dog, with Angie’s guidance became a first animal friend. A familiar sound at the back door was her “always welcome” entrance to check in to share a compassionate thought or important neighborhood news. Aunt Angie’s yard was a place to learn responsibility from lawn care or snow blowing. She often provided a cool drink or hot cocoa. Playing outside was often met with a smiling hello from her kitchen window. When Aunt Angie made a fresh home cooked delicacy that she came to know as a favorite, she would come to the back door with a plate or invitation to share. She was full of love and caring! Aunt Angie didn’t have to try. Just led with her heart. She leaves a legacy. May we all be an “Aunt Angie” to someone.
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#4 Frank Coleman 2019-02-09 20:59
Mary, Vince & Ben, Very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. Such a good lady and always very friendly to me as a little guy in the neighborhood. My sincere condolences. Frank & Isabela Coleman. Venice, Florida
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#3 Rey Hanson 2019-02-09 18:38
She was a great lady who will be missed by many!!
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