HASKINS, Angela Rose
On Good Friday, April 18, 2014, Angela Rose Haskins joined in heaven her husband Howard, previous husband William John Shanahan, parents Giovanni and Giulia Ceresa, brothers F. Louis and Mario Ceresa, and infant son William John 'Johnny' Shanahan III. She is survived by her wonderful family: Michael (and partner Micheal Smith), Dennis (and wife Debbie), Kathy, and Timothy, and step children Sue Bulgin and Steven Haskins. Her extended family included numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who were the light of her days. And of course her constant and faithful companion Mitzee Sue, her Yorkie. Born in Sacramento on October 2, 1932 to Italian immigrant parents, Angela graduated from C.K. McClatchy Sr. High School in 1950 where she was a member of the drill team. Following high school, she worked at various jobs around Sacramento, including Kress, Grants, Weinstock-Lubin, Joseph Magnins, Borden's Dairy ice cream counter, and a hot dog stand where she learned to make grilled cheese sandwiches. She was shy in public but these jobs gave her confidence and people skills, especially her job at Swanson's Cleaners for which she thanks Louise McCarthy. It was her first person to person job and it was there that she overcame her shyness. Her favorite lunch place was Vic's Ice Cream Parlor across the street, where she always ordered the fried hot dog with mustard. She worked for the State of California in various agencies including the DMV and EDD Unemployment office. Angela married William John Shanahan in 1952, and had five children, four of whom survive her. After her divorce in 1971, Angela married Howard Haskins in 1972 and remained married to him until his death in 2003. In 1998 Angela moved to Redding with Howard (and enjoyed summers at their cabin at Lewiston Lake), and returned to Sacramento in 2005 following his death at the encouragement of her family. She relocated to River Park, where she had previously lived with Howard. Angela beat cancer twice in her life, first ovarian and later colon cancer, though they left their mark on her health. Angela enjoyed spending time traveling with her husband Howard, camping with her grandchildren, fishing, exploring tiny out of the way towns, and Disneyland. When they stopped camping, they enjoyed their cabin at Lewiston Lake where they could view mountains and wildlife, and where Howard could enjoy his beloved woods and nature. She was a supporting member of the Newman Catholic Community, and the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 45, and Annas Ministry, both at St. Mary's Church, following in the footsteps of her parents who were officers in the ICF. Her favorite activities included knitting, crocheting, gardening, making greeting cards and other crafts projects, yard sales, thrift shops, and her upholstery class which she attended from 1980 to 1998. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at The Newman Center, 5900 Newman Court., Sacramento, CA.
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She requested that any memorials be gifts to the Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento to support their research into ovarian and colon cancer.