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AGE: 54 • Perth Amboy
Angelina Cardona, 54 of Perth Amboy, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence with her loving family by her side after a courageous and remarkable battle with breast cancer. Angelina was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico where she graduated from Manuel Mendez Liciaga High School and InterAmerican College in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. She was employed by Job Corps., Edison as a social worker for many years, and a truancy officer for the Perth Amboy Board of Education. Before her diagnosis she was a student at University of Phoenix for a Bachelors Degree. She would describe herself as a "freelance" social worker as she selflessly helped countless people in her community. She was no victim of her disease, but a warrior for a cure.
Angelina endured rigorous cycles of Chemo therapy in clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure and giving the next warrior a greater fighting chance. She lived and loved on her own terms. She loved music, salsa dancing, family gatherings, loved to travel and learn new things. She lovingly cared for numerous children throughout her life in daycare.
She is survived by her devoted children Ivelisse Perez and her husband Jean Vargas, Frances Perez and her husband Adrian Figueroa and Victor Perez and his wife Michelle Garayta; beloved daughter of Remigio Cardona and Encarnacion Acevedo; loving sister of Jesus and Teresa Hernandez, Clara Cardona, Maria Rodriguez, Milagros Rodriguez - Ortiz, Jose Acevedo Jr.; adored grandmother of Aydan Figueroa and Ethan Perez; cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families, her friends and everyone she touched. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will live eternally in our hearts.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm at the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy. Burial is Private. Visiting is on Thursday from 6 ~ 9 pm.
Novak Funeral Home
419 Barclay St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 1, 2014