Ruth DeAngelo

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Ruth Gloria (Hovey) DeAngelo

Ruth Gloria (Hovey) DeAngelo, 78, Of West Roxbury, Massachusetts passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. Her friends and family knew her as Gloria. She was born on September 23, 1939 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bernardino Perry Hovey and Frances Lucero. Gloria attended Harwood Girls School and St. Mary's High School where she graduated in 1957. She met and married the love of her life, Joseph D. DeAngelo on January 13, 1962 in Albuquerque. They were happily married for 23 years until his passing in 1985. She is the beloved mother of Daniel J. DeAngelo and his wife Ilene of West Roxbury, MA and Francie DeAngelo Lynch and her husband Rob of Tarzana, CA. She was the proud grandmother of Joseph, Stephen, Robert and Thomas DeAngelo and Devin, Caitlin, Peter and Eamon Lynch. Gloria is survived by her sister, Patricia (Hovey) Cordova and her husband Eddie of Albuquerque; and aunts, Marcella Garcia of Albuquerque, Kathryn Paroline of Pasadena, CA and uncle, Eustacio Lucero of Rio Rancho, NM, her special aunt Pina Lucero of Albuquerque; and her many cousins. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially on Maranacook Lake in Maine. She cherished the friendship of many lifelong friends, neighbors and colleagues. Gloria was loved by her family and brought joy to all of them. She will be deeply missed. As she intended, she will be laid to rest at the side of her husband in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury, MA on March 8, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Adult Leukemia Fund in care of Daniel DeAngelo, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 18, 2018