Obituary: Angela J. DeCarlo

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Angela  J. DeCarlo
Angela J. DeCarlo

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Angela “Angie” J. DeCarlo, 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at her home in California after a brief illness.

Angela was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Waterbury, Conn., a daughter of the late Dominic J. and Julia (Rosa) DeCarlo. She grew up in Naugatuck, Conn., where she attended local schools and was a graduate of Naugatuck High School, Class of 1954, after which she graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a B.S. in chemistry. After graduating she worked in Boston at Harvard Medical School for seven years as a medical technician, then went to work at the University of California/San Francisco Medical School in the Department of Physiology until her retirement. Her career mainly consisted of research on growth hormones and diabetes.

Angela was an avid reader and was an extensive world traveler. She also spent much of her time volunteering. She was well known for managing a youth tutoring program for years, which consisted or organizing tutors and children’s activities at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Most recently she spent many hours ushering at the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet.

Angela is survived by a sister, Linda R. DeCarlo of Naugatuck; an aunt, Virginia (Rosa) Orr of Middlebury; many cousins and lifelong friends in Naugatuck, Boston, and California.

A memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Please meet directly at the cemetery at 11:15 a.m. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Attention: Development Department), or to the Strybing Arboretum Society, Golden Gate Park, 1260 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.