In the passing of Angie is the passing of a life long friendship. Rest in peace my dear, dear friend. I miss you every day and will love you always. It gives me great peace to know your struggle is ended and you are with Anthony, Frank your mom and dad and family. I look forward to seeing you again, until then my love will raise up to you in prayer every day and smiles too....I will be looking out my back door!
We had great times together with our petite soirres and painting. I will miss you terribly. you were a great friend. Love you .
Mary Angela will be missed by all of us who knew her and loved her. She was a beautiful person, so full of love, life, and laughter. She was my cousin as well as my classmate from first grade on. We will truly miss her.
Dorothy (DeDe) Sherling Camerio (Lilburn, GA)
Dear Mary Angela and Family,
You sat behind me in school. When you were called upon to answer a question in class I would turn around and look at you. I don't remember your answers. I was always thinking you had the most beautiful skin, pinkest cheeks and the shinest hair in school. You were so genteel. Thank you for sharing your kind smile with me and others.
You will be missed.
Your Classmate and Friend,
Angela gave me a beautiful little painting of a large purple iris. I keep in it my office. Her sweetness was often more than this difficult world deserves; the often harsh and fast-paced world does not always embrace and nurture the vulnerability of such sensitive beings as Angela. May we all learn from her to be kinder and less judgmental and to reach out to those in need. She suffered a terrible, ravaging illness that isolates and destroys many. May her dear soul rest in peace. Melissa Fletcher Keith
I always thought Mary Angela was the sweetest person with her vibrant blue eyes and black hair she was a stand out. Hard to believe another Mt.de Sales classmate is gone, God Bless her and her family at this time.
May God grant your family with peace and comfort on the loss of Mary Angela.
My brother, sister-in-law and I remember her as a lovely lady who thought of others. She was a warm and caring person who made life better for those around her. She will be missed greatly.
Catherine Marshall Garcia (Padilla), John and Gail Penland Marshall
To the Family of Mary Angela and all the Punaro's. I am Minter Garvin, Sr. and was a very close friend of all the Punaro's having grown up around the corner on Spring St. and attended school with Anthony. He was my closest friend, and although several years younger, Arnold was also a good friend. Their parents were great people with Mrs Punaro serving as our Den Mother in Cub Scouts. I still to this day include all the family in my prayers, especially Anthony and Frank along with their parents. I will add Mary Angela to my prayers list and pray that God will be with all the family in this time of sorrow. May God be with you all, Minter Garvin
Mary Angela will be missed by all of us who knew her and loved her. She was so talented in so many ways. She always had such a sweet smile when ever I saw her. Her obituary was so telling of her personality and very beautiful. Who ever wrote it knew her so well. She loved her family so much.
Angela will be missed but I know she is in Heaven Spreading joy. She had such a love of life. She never knew a stranger.
Mary allen will be missed every day was a new day she found the good in everyone may she rest in peace
I took comfort in meeting another Italian in Middle GA.
Angie was a beautiful person, so full of love, life, and laughter. I haven't known her long, but I will miss her.
The obituary was beautiful, expressing all the sides of her I'd come to know.
Love, Jennie Gautier Stabenow
Mary Angela was a good friend and classmate, I'll miss her at our reunions. May the peace of our Lord be with her and her family.
Bert & Susanna, I'm so sorry you both have lost your mothers in such a short time span. Aurelia now has two guarding angels. I'm so glad I got to talk to Angie on Christmas day. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both. Love, Ginny
In thinking of Mary Angela, I am reminded of Gerard Manley Hopkins in his "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" poem: "What I do is me; for that I came." Like the images of the colorful kingfisher that "catches fire" as the light brings its plumage to a bright radiance and the iridescent wings of the dragonfly glint with a flame-like beauty," Mary Angela, too, knew her True Self and lived her own destiny to the full, doing what her nature dictated. She humbly and proudly returned the product that she had been given--herself--by love and service, acting to her highest capacity.
I was blessed by her brilliant beauty whenever I was in her presence (12th grade and reunions). Such a shining person is the goal of humanity and the delight of God! I join with her family and friends in celebrating the gifts she brought to this earth.
Bert we are so sorry to hear about your mother. She sounded so beautiful and amazing.
Love, Ben, Shruti, and Salena
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Mary Angela was a much loved member of our class from first grade on. I will always remember her as the vibrant, loving girl I have been blessed to know for many years. God's peace Mary Angela.
Ms. Mary will be missed but not forgotten. She was a beautiful woman who cared for everyone around her. I will miss our daily conversations. My thought and prayers are with you all.