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Angela M. "Judy" Cristoforo

Angela M. 'Judy' Cristoforo of Coatesville Angela M. "Judy" Cristoforo died Monday, March 18, 2013, at her home at Freedom Village where she resided for the past two years. Born in Coatesville, on May 31, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary J. Rambo Cristoforo. A life-long resident of Coatesville, Judy was a 1957 graduate of S. Horace Scott Senior High School, where she served as class president and was class valedictorian. She graduated from Rosemont College in 1961 with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in library science. She received both a M.ED. and a M.S. in guidance and counseling from Villanova University. Her 41 year career as an educator in the Coatesville Area School District was spent as a Spanish teacher and then as a guidance counselor at the Coatesville Area Senior High School. During these years, she served as co-advisor to the yearbook, co-coordinator for graduation activities and co-advisor to the Spanish Club. She received the CASH Educator of the Year Award from the National Honor Society and was also selected Teacher of the Year by the Coatesville Area PTA. A life-long member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Judy served as a lector, a Sunday counter and was a member of the Ladies Sodality. Angela was a member of PSERS, the Coatesville Hall of Fame, and the ABC Group of Brandywine Hospital. She delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered with Operation Thanksgiving/Christmas. Angela devoted her life to her family, her church, her community and her students. As an avid sports fan, she proudly cheered the Red Raiders in victory and defeat. She generously contributed to all community fund raisers to help promote the city of Coatesville. She supported and encouraged all young people to become life-long learners. "Miss Cris" helped countless young people to be the best they could be. Angela is survived by her double first cousin, Rosetta Rambo of West Chester; her cousin, Anthony Borrelli and wife, Joan of Springfield, and their children, David and wife, Dana of Milford, Del., Adam and wife, Beth of Blue Bell, Pa. and Matthew of Elkton, Md.; and by the many friends and students whose lives she touched. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 80 S. 17th Ave. Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Private interment will be held at St. Cecilia Cemetery, Coatesville. Following the funeral service, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at St. Anthony's Lodge, Downingtown. In her memory, contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Church at the above address or to the Angela M. Cristoforo Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o CASH Guidance Department, 1445 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.harrismountainfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 21, 2013
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