Laurie D'Angelo went home to Jesus on September 23, 2020 at the age of 69, after a two year battle with cancer.
Laurie was born to Louis and Lorraine Hammerschmidt on August 6, 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut. As a child, she attended St. Mary's. She enjoyed riding her bike, playing outside with friends, and helping her mom with a household of five children. She was an avid caretaker, helping her mom with chores and any needs her siblings had.
Laurie met her husband, Gary D'Angelo, in 1974 at a dance place called "The Shed" in Collinsville, Connecticut. Gary told his cousin, Tommy Alderuccio, as she entered the room that he was going to marry her. They married on February 25, 1977, and went on to have three wonderful children Cheri, Lynne, and Mark. They enjoyed moving from Connecticut to Maine in 1988, and loved the Maine Way of Life. Laurie was a loving and caring wife to Gary. She was his best friend, and together they created many memories. Laurie was the rock to our family, caring for anyone that needed help. Her heart was filled with kindness and love.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and wife, Laurie also loved vacations to the ocean, hiking in the woods, riding bikes, riding on Gary's Harley, cooking and baking the best homemade bread and flaky, tender pie crust, and great Italian meals that everyone requested . Laurie attended Grace Bible Church since 2001 and found her church family. Laurie quickly became best friends with Pastor Donald and Linda Niles. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. She was a teacher in the church, and loved singing in the choir, especially the Easter and Christmas Cantatas.
Laurie joins her mom, Lorraine Hammerschmidt; mother and father in-law, Howard and Sarah D'Angelo; and her grandson, Jack Cuna in Heaven. Family that were present by Laurie as she passed away, saw a smile on her face. She died peacefully, and we were at peace knowing she was with our Lord and her loved ones in Heaven.
She is survived by her father, Louis Hammerschmidt; her husband, Gary D'Angelo; her four siblings, Louis Junior, Lu-Ann, Lisa and Cathy; her three children, Cheri (Jason), Lynne (Franky), and Mark (Dawn); and her eight grandchildren, Hannah, Nathan, Noah, Eva, Laura, Megan, Emily and Michael.
Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial service will be held for close friends and family at 10am, on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The service will be live-streamed at the church’s YouTube Chanel. She will be laid to rest privately in Newcastle at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300, Topsham, ME 04086.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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