Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97, a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019, in Windsor Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, Beachwood, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1921, in Glen Cove, N.Y., the youngest of nine children of Luigi and Carmela Maccarone.
Suozzi graduated from St. Dominic’s High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in biology in 1943 from Notre Dame University of Maryland. She was the first in her family to graduate from college.
After college, Suozzi worked as a laboratory technician in New York City. She often spoke of her fond memories of those years commuting from Glen Cove on the train into the city with her best friend and college roommate, Celia, and of her love for New York.
In 1952, she married Joseph J. Suozzi, and the couple moved to Washington, D.C. They were married for 50 years. During that time, they moved many times: to Morristown, N.J., to Pittsburgh, Pa., to Orange, N.J., to Bethlehem, Pa., to Convent Station, N.J. and, after his retirement, to their Bethany Beach summer home. In all of those places, Suozzi made many friends and kept those friendships lifelong. She was widely travelled, having visited much of Europe, as well as Japan and Southeast Asia.
Suozzi was known for her hospitality, warm spirit and excellent cooking. She enjoyed visiting and socializing and kept in touch with her large extended family and many friends around the country and the world through phone calls and letters. She remained an active alumna of her beloved alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland, and volunteered for many years for the Delaware CHEER Meals on Wheels program.
Suozzi was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, as well as her parents, sisters and brothers. She is survived by her five daughters, Patricia Suozzi (and Robert Kenny), Donna Tanguay and her husband, Michael, Gina Suozzi, Veronica Suozzi (and Gregory Auberry), and Paula Suozzi (and Jonathan West); her grandchildren, Devin, Callan, Max and his wife, Fay, Isabel, Dean, Ella, Dorothea, Carmela and Heather Kenny (and Brian Ruane); her great-grandchildren, Sylvie and Charlie; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del.
The family extended their sincerest thanks to the staff of Windsor Heights and Kindred Hospice for their kindness and loving care and support in her final years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Notre Dame University of Maryland Trailblazer Scholars Program Fund for first-generation college students, online at www.ndm.edu/alums/giving, or by mail to Office of Institutional Advancement; Notre Dame of Maryland University; 4701 North Charles St.; Baltimore, MD 21210 (designate Trailblazer Scholars Program Fund). Memorial donations can also be made to the Delaware CHEER Meals on Wheels at www.cheerde.com/meals-wheels. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.