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DeAngelis, Sara M.

Sara May “Tommie” (Thomas) DeAngelis, a resident of Westwood since 1950, died Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at her home in Westwood.  She was 83.  Sara was born May 8, 1926 in Keene, New Hampshire, a daughter of Max Crosley and Sarah Waples (Crosby) Thomas.  She graduated from Peterborough High School and from the Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Tommie worked at Faxon Company in Westwood for 15 years.  She volunteered at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood for 14 years, and she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Denis Church in Westwood.  She was a member of the Ladies Sodality at St. Denis, and a FANTASTIC girl scout leader.  Tommie was the wife of the late Henry Michael “Hank” DeAngelis and the sister of the late Virginia Thomas and her late twin brother, Max Thomas.  She is survived by her son David C. DeAngelis, and his wife Debbie, of Hayward, California; her five  daughters, Carol L. Saari, and her husband Robert Pizzi, of West Yarmouth, Christine “Chrissie” DeAngelis of Westwood, Virginia “Ginnie” Mulroy, and her husband Bill, of Bellingham, Sally L. DeAngelis, and her husband Mitch Rosenberg, of Lowell, and Laura Sfeir, and her husband Dani, of Westwood; her six grandchildren, Christopher Coleman, and his wife Michelle, Michael Saari, Elizabeth Filippone, and her husband Joseph, Stacey Mulroy, and her partner Deb Cieri, Sarah Mulroy, and Andre Sfeir; and her great grandson Mason Coleman, as well as various granddogs.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, May 9th from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street (Route 109), Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Monday at 9 AM and proceed to St. Denis Church, 157 Washington Street, (Route 1A) Westwood for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock.  Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Resident’s Activities Fund at the Ellis Nursing Home, 135 Ellis Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Berens
    May 6th, 2010 | 10:52 am


    Reading your mom’s obituary, while so very sad, gives a glimpse of a woman who has so clearly been the “salt of the earth” throughout her life. Heaven rewards such people beyond our imagination.

    I hope you are able to find some comfort in this fact.


  2. Steve and Eleonora Innis
    May 6th, 2010 | 5:09 pm


    Your mom must have been a wonderful person, she gave so much of herself to her family and to others. With all her kids she still found time to give of herself through volunteerism with her Church, the Girls Scouts, and at the nursing home where she spent many years giving of her time. We are sure that she can rest in peace knowing that she left this world a better place.

    Steve and Eleonora Innis

  3. Kristina Schorr Shaughnessy
    May 7th, 2010 | 9:35 am

    Dear Sally,

    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She has left you all with a lifetime of wonderful memories and stories, that is clear by the full and giving life she had!
    Peace to you all,


  4. Cyndy Maigatter
    May 7th, 2010 | 10:43 am


    I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I hope you and your family will find comfort in the memories of all the times you’ve spent with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

    Cyndy Maigatter

  5. Renee
    May 7th, 2010 | 11:55 am

    Dear De Angelis Family,

    I was so saddened to hear of Nana’s passing.

    Both she and your Dad were wonderful people and I am so glad that
    Don and I had the pleasure of not only meeting them but sharing
    time and stories together.

    Many memories will be not only treasured and cherished but passed on to many families and friends.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time but they are and always will be in my heart.


  6. Kristin Long
    May 7th, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    Sending my love and support to the entire DeAngelis family. My heart breaks with everything you’ve gone through in the past few years, and I am so very saddened that you’ve lost your Mama/Nana. No one should have to be that strong.
    Take care of yourselves and each other. I love you all.
    Kristin Long

  7. Margie Topf
    May 8th, 2010 | 8:55 am

    Dearest Sally and Family, you are all in my heart and prayers…i will not be in the area as of late today, and want you to know i am sending much love and support…the love one feels for a mother runs deep….your mom was a very wonderful and special woman….hold her love for all of you and her memories in your heart…much love, margie(topf)

  8. Michele & Kevin
    May 8th, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    Laura Lu –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.

    Love Michele & Kevin

  9. Pat Montgomery
    May 9th, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    My dear, dear Laura and family,

    It is evident from the obituary that your Mom is such a wonderful, giving, loving woman. She has left her family and everyone she touched in her everyday life and through her volunteer work with special memories and feelings for her. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that everyone will remember how special she made them feel. Honor her by remembering always that “to live in the hearts she left behind means to never die.” I love you, Laura. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love you. Pat

  10. Carol, Bob, Michael and Liz
    May 9th, 2010 | 6:01 pm

    Carol, Bob, Michael and Liz,

    Our thoughts are with you all and especially you Carol, now we know why you are so special, its obvious after reading this obituary, your kindness came from your Mom.

    The Pizzi Family
    Paul, Jean, Michael, Rachel and Gina

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