Angelina Maria Coletta: 1929-2018

May 02, 2018

It is with heavy hearts and loving memories that we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Angelina, 88, passed peacefully at her home in Edmonds April 25, 2018, with family and friends by her side.

She was born June 9, 1929.

Angelina (Angie) was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is the daughter of Gabriele and Filomena Buono. After graduating from Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, she met and married Giuseppe (Joseph) Coletta. While Joseph owned and operated a tailoring business, Angie worked at Pacific Bell Telephone, and later as a homemaker.

In 1994, Angie and Joe moved from Los Angeles to Edmonds to be closer to their oldest daughter Florence and two young grandchildren. Shortly after, daughters Diana (Tim) and Carol joined them. The Coletta family was reunited and Washington state became a bit more Italian.

To say that Angie will be missed is an understatement.

She was loved by family, and the many others whose life she touched. Loving, caring, thoughtful, generous and forgiving are all attributes she demonstrated throughout her life. She had a knack for numbers, which helped her in the accounting department at Pacific Bell and later at the casino table.

Angie was skilled, tenacious and lucky. The real luck was for those of us who were blessed to have her as part of our lives.

Angie is survived by her three daughters: Florence Ann Coletta-Rice (Joe Rice); Diana Marie Coletta (Tim Meighan); Carol Ann Coletta (Bruce Carey); and brother Vincenzo Buono (Lorraine Buono) of Auburn, California.

She is also survived by four grandchildren: Emily Rice, Christa Nieminen (Greg), Nathan Rice and Taylor Rice; and great-grandsons Antonio Rice and Anders Nieminen.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. May 5 at Beck's Tribute Center, 405 Fifth Avenue S, Edmonds. She will be interred at Restlawn Memorial Park in Edmonds following the service.


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